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The sexiest thing my husband has ever done…

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And for sure we have danced
In the risk of each other
Would you like to dance
around the world with me.

Those were lyrics from the first dance song at our wedding. He said it’d mean a lot to him to select our forever song and I was so surprised when I heard that tune. In my opinion, those words would you like to dance around the world with me are incredibly dreamy. To me, those lyrics mean committing to forever together. To willingly choose to go wherever life takes us on this journey and to make the best of anything we are handed. Back then, we had grandiose dreams of our future. I think that’s normal for most couples, especially on their wedding day. I pictured many travels and fulfilling jobs and a renovated home filled with babies. Oh, I also pictured us both having killer abs, but that’s beside the point.

Neither of us could have predicted what was next in our story. When we found out we couldn’t conceive naturally, I never anticipated the long road ahead. I didn’t anticipate the little things I’d discover about my husband along the way either. Like, he has this incredibly positive outlook on life. It was impossible to be down and out around him, he always sees the light. He also retains medical information like a champ. There were times when the doctor rambled on and on and I was furiously taking notes while Steve just sat there, remembering every word, diagnosis and treatment.

My favorite discovery though, was very much unexpected. In the early mornings and the late nights of hormone stimulation, there he was. Mixing and measuring meds. Injecting my abdomen with two different syringes. Inserting large needles filled to the brim with progesterone into my butt and massaging me before he had a long day at work. Calming my nerves when I moaned in pain. He was fully clothed and we were both half asleep but I remember laying there one time thinking, this is the sexiest he’s ever been. If you asked me years before, this SO wasn’t my idea of sexy but now, it’s my truest feeling. I imagine I’ll feel the same way whenever he holds our children but up until now, this tops my list.

So here we are, dancing around the world together. It just looks a little different than we imagined. It’s still just as fulfilling, just as loving and may I say, a little bit sexier than I ever thought possible.


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  • Anna - Wow! This was Beautiful! I am praying for you both!ReplyCancel

  • Jordana - I never thought watching someone get injected with needles would make me cry… but here we are.ReplyCancel

  • glady - this made me teary. i am thankful to know you, and inspired by your courage. <3ReplyCancel

  • Lily - wow, so amazing and touching. I can’t wait to see you guys as parents very soon! love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Carolina - My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 2.5 years. I totally understand seeing your husband in a new light. Their strength, love and hope. I’m so very happy you have someone that you can dance around the world with.ReplyCancel

  • Evie Perez - Ala, thanks so much for letting us be a part of this journey with you! You guys are brave and I can’t wait to see this miracle baby that God places in your hands. Praying for you all!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Perez - I didn’t get a chance to properly comment on your first post, but I read every single word and was so amazed at your courage. We all fight difficult battles behind closed doors that most people don’t know about and I know that your bravery in sharing your story is going to help so many people. I can’t tell you how many friends I have that have done IVF or had multiple miscarriages. It’s something a lot of people deal with. I think you are amazing and can’t wait to follow along on your journey!ReplyCancel

  • Richelle Hunter - And….tears. <3

    So beautiful. There is nothing sexier than someone being wholly yours.ReplyCancel

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