Us, the culmination of He and She. The We. We are Us. Clear enough right?
Us includes G, the male half of Us, and M, the female half of Us. We merged our separateness to become an Us in 1987. We retain our individuality and enjoy each other’s unique selves. We are both professionals and we have jobs that are challenging, responsible, often stressful, and typically intense. Our jobs are quite unrelated so they allow us to “be” in very different worlds during the time we spend working. We admire and respect each other’s professional identities.
G is funny, creative, sensitive and entirely disorganized much of the time. Well, time, actually is kind of an enigma for him. He doesn’t really get it. He gets lost in it, overwhelmed by it, and frustrated with it’s pressures. He is interested in technology, a touch obsessive about certain things – like mowing the lawn perfectly. He loves music, has a whole brain full of interesting and useless tidbits that are often media related, and is a closet introvert. He is committed to his family, loves to learn “stuff”, and is a wonderful, if often exasperating, husband.
M is more serious, compulsively organized, sensitive, and a taskmaster on the clock since she is typically the only one who knows what time it is. She has no interest in technology beyond what it can offer her in getting through her task list. She is irritably attentive to detail. She loves music, and books, and doesn’t really get why tv is important. She is an extrovert with a love of solitude. She is fiercely committed to her family, loves to listen to people and think about their stories, and is a supportive, if often overwhelming, wife.
We are devoted to each other, committed to our marriage, and made raising our family our first priority. Our two children are precious and family is our foundation. Our journey has been an interesting one thus far, with many joys but much sorrow as well. We have faced challenges and trials neither of us could have predicted but we keep hanging on and pressing onward through the laughter and the tears. Because we are Us, and that is how we do life: Together.