How Do You Know?

For many years, I wondered. How would I know when I met “the one”? How could I be sure that when I got married again, I would do it right? I didn’t want to mess up again. I wanted to be sure. Sure, when you are a Libra that weighs and analyzes everything, can be a very difficult thing to find. There are not too many “sure things” in my lift – that is why I somedays make quick decisions, because if I mull over things, I will simply never decide.

However, I pretty much knew that Mike was the one from the day I met him. I fought it for awhile even, because I had been in a bad relationship for several years, and even after a year-long hiatus from dating, I was … scared. But you can’t fight a good thing. Even I am not that silly.

So here we are, almost at our 6 month wedding anniversary. Just a few weeks away. I’ve never had a moment of regret, and if you know Mike, you understand why. He is nothing short of fabulous. But it’s actually the little things that often are truly telling of a person’s character. I said to Ann this summer while we were in London that Mike was truly special because he stops and waits for me to take pictures. I first discovered this wonderful trait in him when we went to Galveston last summer, and he stopped the car not just once, but twice in the same day to let me take photographs.

As I posted the Mile Zero photo earlier tonight, it brought back those memories once again. Mike is so patient when we travel together, sometimes even pointing out things that I might want to photograph. He never complains, even when I wander off to get just the right shot. And when we pass by something that I want to capture in a picture, he stops the car for me.

You just thought I was a lucky woman for having such a fabulous husband. Really, you have no idea… As I go through and update Pixelog daily, it is a lot of fun for me because I get to relive a lot of good memories from the past year. It’s been a whirlwind – from us getting engaged, to planning the wedding, to buying the house, to the wedding itself, our honeymoon, and the first 6 months of married life. Going through these photos gives me a chance to remember the little moments. It’s a nice feeling – I hope you enjoy sharing the memories with us.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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Your pixelog is wonderful. I love the layout and desing, a truely fun way to view pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Who doesn’t like to share. And Happy 6month Ann. with Mike! Congrats on finding the ‘perfect’ man. I know how you feel, right now I have that too. =)

I think I need to read your blog more often then daily. 😉 It has been a bit of a whirlwind, but a fun one at that. And I’m always happy to stop (and move out of the frame) for a picture – it’s too cute how happy it makes you.

Gee, I didn’t think that Adam had to be quite so mean! If he doesn’t like it, just go read something else. Leave a comment but to be ugly about it isn’t necessary.

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How Do You Know?

Last night was Jason’s school pageant and afterwards Mike, Jason & I went out to dinner with my parents. Good food at Goodson’s Cafe – yum, yum! Then Mike & I headed off to the birthday gathering at Elaine’s house. Towards the end of the evening I was sitting outside with Elaine’s husband Kenny, John, Robert, and Mike. Random conversation ensued and somewhere in there I was told at least twice if not more that “He’s a keeper!” and that “You should hang on to him!” Well, I knew that already, but when I noticed this article this morning it brought up an interesting thought – just how do you know that “you’ve got a soul mate”? (There term, not mine.) How do you know that someone is truly special? What have been “the signs” for you?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

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I am trying to think of “the signs” for me…. but don’t really know. I just KNEW he was the one. Something instinctual and primitive, almost. It wasn’t even a conscious decision on my part… my soul just told me that this was the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with.

Of course there were all the surface things ~ able to be myself, able to show all my colors, feeling comfortable and loved, being physically attracted to him, thinking about him constantly when not together, wanting to never imagine the rest of my life without him.

I think for me it was the strong combination of both aspects.

Oh, that is easy…

The night I met Mike, I happened to be wearing a cat pendant. He noticed it and it made him sad.

At the time, he was getting divorced, and his ex had cats…and she refused to allow him back into the house to visit them. He then told me about how he didn’t miss her at all, but damn, he missed those cats. I think I fell in love with him right there!

After a time, he finally came to my place to meet my cats (I only had three back then). Mitty had always been afraid of strangers, and I warned Mike about this…that Mitty might run and hide when he came in.

Imagine my surprise when Mitty did the exact opposite…he walked right up to Mike, jumped in his lap, as if they’d been buddies for years. It’s like Mitty knew…*this is a cat person…he will never hurt me!*

That was when I was absolutely sure that he was THE ONE!

Ever since I read this entry, I’ve been pondering this question. How did I know A was the one?

Quite simply, he was everything I have ever wanted in a man, plus so much more. Our personalities are very, very similar, but where we’re different, we compliment each other. My cats love him, and he loves them. You can tell he’s not giving me a line when he says “You’re beautiful”, he really thinks it. There are just so many things.

I just knew. In my heart and soul. He’s The One. Cheesy, but true.

(coming late to the party…)

D, you weren’t supposed to *tell* about that. I’ve read the self-help books, I’ve moved on, I’m not like that anymore.

I’m much more curious how I scored against that quiz…….

Im young, im hoplessly in love with this boy, and i am possitive hes my soul mate. We met young 10 to be exact at a camp. we kept intouch and after seven yrs saw eachother. When we saw eachother again it was confirmed he was the one his look his touch his eyes all so famillar. Hes my best friend and we have a connection that only we can have. Were not together yet cause he got scared but we both know and in a couple yrs will be together

i am 20 years old & i have actually been in a relationship for about 2 years and 7 months now with my boyfriend!!! well here lately things have not been so good! he dosen’t pay as much attention to me as i want and im just not happy! well “jonathan” which is his best friend whom i have known for just as long has always been so nice to me & i have always thought he was just adorable & i just never said a word about it! well about 3 weeks ago me & him started talking & we confessed that we had always liked eachother & now we have been talking everyday! we think about eachother all the time!!! and he told me lastnite that he believes we have fallen in love! i can’t believe that he said that b/c i felt the same way & i was just too shy to actually tell him that!!! for the past few weeks we just keep saying “this is crazy! this is crazy!” and the reason we kept saying that is b/c we knew we were falling for eachother!!! it’s just so crazy b/c we both even said that we have NEVER felt this way about ANYONE!!! and we can’t stop thinking about eachother!!! i sit and think about him all day & i get butterflies!!! he just keeps telling me that he wants to be with me really bad & wants to take me away & make me happy!! he even told me that he would seriously marry me b/c i am not like most girls & he wants to keeps me forever b/c i am special!!! i really think he is my soul-mate!!! i just have this feeling!!! i really need some advice b/c i have to break up with my boyfriend and i am so scared b/c this is his bestfriend but i mean it’s not like we meant for this to happen it just happened!!! it all just fell together & thats crazy!!! i don’t know what to do!!! could this be my soul-mate???

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