I was surfing around YouTube for new music, and I came across this song, “Crazy Beautiful” by Andy Grammer. It totally reminded me of things my dear fiancé says to me! Minus the “voguing in her underwear” part (we’re trying to be chaste in our courtship/engagement)! 😛
The lyrics completely made me smile.
Matt always says I’m pretty “crazy”– and ‘interesting’ and ‘fascinating’ and ‘funny’ and ‘full of life’ because of it– and all I can think is: are you serious? You find my “strange”-ness (the “strange, strange” lyric) fascinating? I bring you life? Wow! (What a self-esteem booster! Ha!)
But the song hits the nail on the head. I get it more now; the lyrics let me hear what Matt must think of me a little more…
Our differences: those are exactly what we appreciate about one another the most! Sometimes, we drive each other CRAZY due to our differences. But in the end, it is those very differences that attract us to the other, and we wouldn’t have anyone else. Even when we’re upset with one another and it is hard to admit…. no, we wouldn’t have anyone else.
(Addendum: The lyric, “And she’s precious even when she’s mad, gets angry and I start to laugh”– this totally describes Matt and me at such ‘highly emotional’ moments. I swear, Matt has called me ‘cute’ and ‘precious’ when I’ve been mad, to my shock! At times, our attraction miraculously holds us together because it lets us find each other endearing when we are most annoying. You can’t say that’s not a gift from God above! :-P)
And when I close my eyes and I think about Matt, that’s exactly how I feel about him, too…
He brings me to life.
I love his introverted-ness. I love his quiet, pensive, always speculating demeanor.
I love how intentional and deliberate he is with his words and with his actions.
Not like me! I’m the crazy artist. The absentminded thinker. The disorganized one.
He’s the ordered engineer. The linear mastermind. The planner.
I’m the “strange” girl who wears her heart on her sleeve; Matt’s my thoughtful wallflower! And when the music dies and the show is over, I turn to him. When I’m ready for rest, when I’m ready for some deep thinking, for some real contemplation and substance. Matt is the ‘fascinating’ one, not me!
Yes, he’s “strange, strange… and wonderful.” And “I love [him]… more than… I even understand.”
This weekend, I gave a Chastity retreat to some high school guys and gals, and part of my main presentation was about how guys and gals complement one another in many ways, reflecting the different aspects of the Trinity, of God in His Total Mystery.
What a gift my future husband, Matt, is.
What a gift our complementary differences, both as unique individuals, and as a man and a woman, are.
What a gift our human sexuality is.
Together, in many ways, we reflect God’s Total Mystery. Now that is crazy… and “strange, strange, and wonderful” indeed. ❤