|for better or worse|
Besides, I am a let's not set Linda up for disappointment venue kinda girl. That comes from lowered expectations from within. I have, after seeking the why of this bizarre setting in my personality, come to the spot in the road where I realize that I just didn't want to be hurt. Not even little hurts. This is one of those self protecting responses I use. It is something I am working on....notice the word working......not done yet.
So there's the explanation for the griping about my "agreement" with Joe in I hope, a humorous way. I read my posts to him first most of the time, when it pertains to him, and if he laughs I figure I'm living in okay land. That's what he has gifted me with for all these years, laughter. We have shared many a giggle and guffaw. We took each other for better or worse. Some times it has felt like one or the other, some times like both at the same time but the laughs have always gotten us through.
He has friends who think he has the best wife in the world cuz he doesn't ever get in deep do do for not getting gifts, where as they have to walk the line of shame for forgetting. But many of our friends have most everything they want and certainly what they need, so gifting is a mute subject for most of us. Besides, it isn't about the gifts anyway..........it's about the trees........right?