I started thinking of ways that I may have changed since marrying Joel.
Well...I like coffee now, I enjoy playing chess, I can tolerate a soccer game, and even an occasional football game, I think boxed mashed potatoes are cruel and unusual punishment, and I never, ever, ever, let the bathroom counter get smeared and soapy :)
But, I hope that there are sincerely positive ways in which I may have changed as well. If I can learn to be more patient like my husband, that would be a good thing.
If I can take constructive criticism as well as he does, it would be a step in the right direction.
If I can be firm and consistent with our children, as he always is, I would be glad.
If I can manage to be as kind and wonderful a spouse as he is, I will have accomplished alot.
So, I have concluded that, yes, we spouses do influence each other...hopefully for the better! Where would I be without Joel?