Saturday, May 26, 2012

By Request: A Bit More About Musicman

Recently I added an "About Us" page. I did this because my most popular post, by far, is the "My Secret" post. That post details my history of abuse and it bothers me somewhat that that is what people read and might think defines me. I considered for a short time removing the popular post feature.  I decided instead to add the "About Us" page to give a bit of background. 

I recently received a lovely anonymous comment on that page asking me to write more about Musicman. The commenter said he seemed "sweet." He is sweet, but in his own words, "it depends who you are." No one really knows Musicman the way I do, he doesn't let people see that side of him.

So, I decided to grant the commenters request and write about Musicman. He is my favorite subject to write about. Musicman is the great love of my life, he is my savior and the center of my world.  In my mind, my life began when I met him. He gave me the fairy tale life I always believed I could have.

In many ways Musicman is a polar opposite to me. I think that we give each other balance in this life. He is an over the top pessimist, I am an over the top optimist. He is serious, I am silly.  He is stable and steady and rock solid. I sway with the wind and follow every desire. Musicman has lived in the same 5 mile radius his whole life, I have a gypsy soul.  His family has deep roots in this area. I stay for him, my home is wherever he is.

My hair is almost totally grey, he has none, despite the fact that he is older then me. Just by a few months, but still, older.  I have 8 large colorful tattoos, and planning more, Musicman has none and doesn't want any. I am an extreme extrovert and love people. Musicman is an extreme introvert and does not like people. I love the sun and tan easily, Musicman hates being in the sun and burns and peels. I never wear shoes unless required by law, Musicman never goes barefoot. He wears slippers in the house and watershoes in the pool. Musicman is a meat and potatoes guy, I am a veggie girl. My wardrobe is filled with bright colors, Musicman tends to dress all in black. Polar opposites, yet, it works well for us. Balance is a good thing.

Musicman comes from a large, loving, boisterous, extended family. The kind of family I always longed for, he shared them with me. I will be forever grateful for that. He is the oldest of three boys. When I met him he was living at home and helping his father care for his mom, who was disabled and his two younger brothers.

Musicman has a baby face with the cutest dimples that he passed down to our children. He wears a full beard that covers them, so I am the only one, other than family, that knows that. He is quiet, but when he does talk, people listen. He has a wicked sense of humor and is still capable of cracking me up at any given moment. He has an amazing head for trivia and can appropriately quote movies, tv shows or songs for any situation. He does the voices pretty good too.

Musicman plays the guitar and has a good singing voice, though he doesn't sing loudly. He doesn't like to be the center of attention. Musicman is a car guy and can often be found underneath the hood of a car. Need your car fixed? Call Musicman, everyone does. For that matter, he can fix almost anything.

Musicman is responsible, loyal, hardworking, humble and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. He doesn't befriend just anyone, most of his friends he has had since his childhood days. If you make it into his inner circle you are golden, he will do anything for you.

If you happen to be family, like I am, you get the very best of him. He would sacrifice his own life for family without batting an eye.  He always says he just wants me to be happy. He will do anything, within reason, to make me happy. What more could a girl ask for?  Nothing! I have everything I need to be happy. I have him, and I always will.



Thank you anonymous, for giving me a reason to brag about my man.

34 comments:

  1. Great post...nice to read about someone praising her hubby. abby

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    1. Thanks abby, being madly in love with your husband isn't a common thing from what I often hear. Guess I'm a little uncommon, lol.

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  2. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing more about Musicman and yourself.

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    1. Your welcome Zoe, glad you liked it :)

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  3. Your post made me smile. He sounds like a gem - he loves my friend and makes her feel that that!

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    1. I think he's a gem :) I'm glad I could make you smile.

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  4. I love the last 2 words. SM calls me "my man".

    TTFN
    Mr. No Name

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    1. I'm just a bit possesive, heeheehee :)

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  5. So lovely. Thank you for sharing these bits of your love with us.

    "I love the sun and tan easily, Musicman hates being in the sun and burns and peels. I never wear shoes unless required by law, Musicman never goes barefoot. He wears slippers in the house and watershoes in the pool."

    That part made me think you had suddenly started talking about my husband and I. ;)

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    1. Interesting how such polar opposites can get on so well isn't it. Nice to know more about you guys too, thanks for sharing that :)

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  6. Beautiful BJ (Brag Job)

    :):);)

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    1. BJ, teeheehee, you made me giggle :) Welcome and thanks for the comment.

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  7. Possibly the most lovely post ever. I was sitting here and smiling like a lovesick teenager at the computer screen. Sheesh. Thanks for sharing that. You're clearly enamoured. And it's SO nice to see! *hugs*

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    1. Thank you for kind comment. I'm glad you liked the post. Kinda surprising that we can inspire that feeling in someone when we've been together so long.

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  8. Thanks for letting us learn a little bit more about your other half, faerie!

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    1. Your welcome Jake. It was fun to share a bit more about him.

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  9. Hi Faerie
    After a horrible childhood of abuse this is what the rest of your life is all about. Concentrating on that special place that you have carved out with that special man. Musicman is perfect for you this is reflected in the way you talk about him and you should put your thoughts into words more often about him because all your friends like to hear how happy he makes you. You sound a lot like me, an optimist, an extrovert and love people. Considering what you have gone through, the way you have turned out is a credit to you and your Musicman. Never stop talking about him, never stop reflecting on your fairy tale and never ever look back. I have said this to someone else in another blog but it is true if you are always looking at the sun the shadow is always cast behind you.

    Take Care of yourself and your Musicman

    BOB B

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    1. He is perfect for me :) I often tell him he is my reward for survivng such a crappy childhood!

      I love the line about the looking at the sun and the shadow always being behind me, thanks for sharing that.

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  10. Thank you!! I am the anonymous who commented on your about us!. What a lovely post. He sounds like a gem :) glad you found each other :) Thanks again for the post :)

    God bless,

    Ria

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    1. Welcome Ria, it's nice to know your name. I always enjoy hearing from my readers. It was a lot of fun to think and write about Musicman, thank you for asking :)

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  11. Your MusicMan must be walking around with his head in the clouds. What a wonderful tribute. How often must you polish his halo?

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    1. LOL Sunnygirl, his halo is firmly hidden under a ball cap :) I doubt he is at all surprised by what I wrote. He knows I adore him to distraction. Just can't help myself.

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    1. Your welcome, thanks for reading and commenting :)

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  13. He sounds like a very special guy faerie! Your love for him comes out loud and clear.

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    1. Thanks Susie, I think he's pretty special :)

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  14. Aww he sounds so wonderful and special. Thanks for sharing with us, it's always fun to learn more. I agree that opposites do attract, it just works somehow!

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    1. It works for us, I don't think you could find two more polar opposite types then us :) Thanks for stopping by Riley.

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  15. Aww - my heart just melted - not only because he sounds like an absolutely awesome man but because I can hear the love in each word you wrote. So happy that you two have that kind of relationship.

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    1. Thanks Cat, I think he's pretty awesome. I suppose I'm not the typical wife, it's not too PC to be so in love with your husband after so many years. That's okay though, I never strived to be typical :)

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  16. Faerie: What a wonderful post. You are so lucky to have found each other. May you be together forever.

    FD

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    1. I like to think we will :) And I agree, I am very, very lucky. I like to tell him he is my reward for surviving :)

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