I've been married to the same surprising man for longer than either of us was single. You'd think in that length of time, I'd know everything there is to know about him (even though he is Norwegian and they invented the strong silent type!) But he continues to throw me curves.
When we lived in NC, he took up astronomy and spent hours with his telescope peering into the night sky. It turned out to be a fun family hobby and he introduced the kids and me to the lunar landscape and the rings of Saturn. Who knew a computer guy could tune into the music of the spheres?
Then when we moved to Wyoming, he wanted to buy some horses. I had no idea he could ride. This pic is of my DH and Star, my little mare. She was so sweet, butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, but Cody, the gelding my DH rode was so full of himself, it was hard to believe he'd been snipped. But every time Cody got cantankerous, my DH stared him down. My DH was definitely the only stallion in the paddock and try as Cody might to have a rodeo, he was never able to throw my DH. I'd been sleeping with a centaur all those years and never knew it!
When we lived in Utah, I gave him a flying lesson for Father's Day. It was just a lark, but before his birthday rolled around, he'd bought a Cessna 182 straight-tail and was pursuing a private pilot's license in earnest. We flew all over the western United States in that little bird, something as a "white-knuckle flyer," I never thought I'd do in a million years.
And now, my DH is surprising me again. He's going to Harvard.
Now you've got to understand that we both come from the bluest of blue-collar backgrounds. Nothing wrong with that. I'm just saying the thought of attending an Ivy League university when we were growing up in the Midwest was about as remote a possiblity as walking on the moon.
But tonight after work, he starts his first class. Not bad for an Iowa farm boy.
I'm so proud of him, I could turn cartwheels!
And given his track record for surprising me, I'm wondering what he'll do to top this . . .
So now it's your turn. Has your Significant Other ever done something that surprised the socks off you?