My Best Laugh

My friend Mandy and I were chatting the other day. Random topics. And in the conversation, we were talking about my sweetie’s playful nature. And Mandy asked me if I ever intentionally antagonize my husband, which of course, I had to admit to. Yep, I like to antagonize my husband. I like to push his buttons. Why? Because it’s how we play. And I believe that being able to play with your spouse is an important thing. So, I push. The buttons. And after eight years of marriage, I’ve learned the really fun buttons to push.

And I know that when I start pushing certain buttons (with an impish grin on my face) that my sweetie is going to push back. With tickle torture. Because that’s my weakness. I am sooo ticklish. And when he is tickling me, I am defenseless. And so I laugh. I laugh until I can’t breath anymore. And then he stops…until I catch my breath.

But as we were playing this past weekend, I had a moment. A moment where I was able, briefly, to listen to myself. Even though I was being tickled and could barely breath, for a moment the world slowed and I heard my laughter — like I was listening to someone else. And I loved it.

Usually, I laugh one of two ways. I either do the silent laugh — my whole body shaking but no sound escaping my lips — or I laugh with tears running down my face. Can’t help it, can’t stop it. The tears just flow.

But with Scott — usually when being tickled but also occasionally just when we’re laughing and talking together — my laugh is different. It’s softer and melodic. And I love it. But I only laugh that way with him.

I couldn’t force that laugh if I tried. And, quite honestly, I wouldn’t want to. I rather enjoy knowing that my husband is the only one who can bring out this beautiful laugh in me. And knowing that, I just don’t want to share that laugh with anyone else.

What’s the best that your spouse brings out in you?

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About Sarah

I love being wife to my sweetie, mama and teacher to my three wonderful children, and friend to people near and far. I love to express myself through words. I blog to connect with others and so that someday, hopefully, my kiddos will understand who their mama was...way back when.
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3 Responses to My Best Laugh

  1. Mom says:

    And I am sure that God is enjoying your laughter right along with you because you are so thoroughly enjoying the wonderful gift that He gave to you! (meaning your Sweetie) Keep playing!
    – Love

  2. so. my ALL-TIME sarah favorite is silent + tears. CLASSIC!

  3. Mama D says:

    I suppose that is like his smile that is just for ‘you’ right? The rest of us just catch a glimpse of it because it is directed at YOU and only YOU!

    Love you both,
    Mama D

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