Opposites Attract

He sees his man cave as orderly as a doctor’s office
I see the aftermath of a hurricane

He wants it done tomorrow
I want it done yesterday

He sees the bucket half full
I see it half empty

He’s cool calm and collect
I’m as nervous as a jack-rabbit

He thinks before he speaks
I spew it out and think about it later

He loves a crowd
I’d rather have a tooth pulled

He likes being on center stage
I hide behind the curtain

He likes sleeping late
I like seeing the sun rise

He likes to cook
I’d rather clean the toilet

He thinks country music is soothing to the soul
I think it’s like fingernails raking across a chalkboard

On and on I could go
But there’s no point

Because with all our differences
Like a crazy quilt of many colors and patterns

Our hearts have intertwined as one
Creating a beautiful

Sometimes crazy marriage
That has not frayed or faded in forty-five years

So I guess opposites really do attract!

Published by

Sandi Staton

So, I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to describe myself to you, and these are the words jumping up and down in my heart: I'm just a simple human being living in a complicated, messed-up world. I speak my mind. I love hard. My feelings run deep. When push comes to shove, I stand my ground. Sometimes I push back. Sometimes I walk away. I've surfed the crashing waves of life that threatened to destroy me only to make me stronger. I bear the scars of emotional rape, sadness, and depression. I've walked the golden streets of churches and religion only to be disappointed time and time again. And as a result, it's taken me seventy-five years to get where I'm sitting today; a sinner saved by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. I fell at the cross. I repented of my sins, and Jesus saved and washed me clean. I still fall flat on my face. I still get dirty as a pig in a mudhole. And Jesus still picks me up, dries my tears, forgives me again and again, and continues walking close beside me. No one has ever loved me like that. And no one ever will.