Bouquet of Jonquils
My husband and I see very alike in some ways (same religious and political views, same love of reading), but very different in others (types of movies we like, hobbies). One way that he is completely opposite from me is in a sense of direction. I am, shall we say, directionally challenged. I can get lost in my own town that I have lived in for over 20 years! And it's not a huge city...largish maybe, but not huge. Mike (thank you Lord!!!) has a GPS in his head. He always knows where we are and how to get where we need to be.
His knowledge of directions has come in handy for me on MANY occasions. During football season I would sometimes have to drive to Bobby's away games by myself. Mike would give me directions so I could find the football stadium. He's even able to give me directions over the phone. Once when a friend and I were traveling to a funeral in a nearby town (my friend had printed directions from Mapquest) we got lost. So I called Mike and said "Help! We're lost!" He asked what road we were on and what exit we had just passed. He was able to tell us exactly how to get where we needed to be. And just a week or so ago, I thought I knew how to get to the softball field where Cindy was having practice...wrong. Once again on the phone "Honey, how do I get there?" He asks where I am and is even able to say "See that sign on your left? Now turn right after that and then you'll see a 4 way stop and it will be straight ahead and on your right." He can just see it in his head.
As annoying as it can be when Mike doesn't do things just the way I wish he would, I am SO thankful that God made us to complement each other and not be just alike. I couldn't stand living with someone exactly like me. :) I sent him an email telling him that this morning. After all these years, he is still so precious to me.