When I coach couples, I like to ask them to tell me something about their partner. I think you can tell a lot about both people based on what they say about each other instead of what they say about themselves. Here’s what my wife says about me…
It all began in 1978 when we were seven. We met over my backyard fence. Scott says this is the day he was informed by his friend and my neighbor, “That is Morgana. She’s a GIRL.” We later became good friends in high school, and he realized I was more than just some girl next door. We started dating our senior year in high school and haven’t been apart since! I got to marry my high school sweet heart and best friend in 1995 surrounded by our friends and family.
Because we’ve been together since we were teenagers, we’ve really grown up together and luckily grown closer as the years have gone by. I say “luckily,” but I don’t think luck has much to do with it. Scott has always worked really hard at keeping our marriage on track. Not to say we haven’t had our ups and downs like any married couples, but we made sure to stay involved and interested in each other as we have changed and our relationship has changed (even through the addition of our charming daughter Samantha in 2001).
In 1989 we saw the movie Say Anything. A quote from that movie has always reminded me of Scott’s attitude about our relationship, and how committed he is to making me happy. Lloyd Dobler when asked what he is going to DO with his life by his girlfriend’s protective father: “I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that. What I really want to do with my life – what I want to do for a living – is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it.”