My husband's sense of humor and intelligence is definitely what attracted me to him when we first met. It has served us well over the years. When everyday stress wears us down--such as that dealing with a child with Asperger's--he's usually good at poking fun at most things and getting me to laugh. It's definitely helped us through some stressful times.
Interestingly enough, I initially saw him years before we started dating. I didn't realize it until we were together for about 8 months or so. Way before we met, he spent time performing in an improv group. I went to watch this group perform during the time was he was in it. One of the things my husband did was write and perform an impromptu song in the style of Bob Dylan. He was the only person in the troop that did Bob Dylan. The show I saw had a guy doing the impromptu Bob Dylan song. It had to have been my future husband! I remember thinking how funny and talented he was! I still think that today.
He's also been incredibly supportive of me blogging. Yes, he thinks it's gotten to be an obsession (I take the fifth on that). But he feels that it's helped me do something productive with my time. I think for the most part, he's enjoyed reading my posts and hopes I get some kind of lucrative book deal (okay, I'm projecting here).
Next week, we're celebrating our eight year wedding anniversary. I can't believe how much time has gone since we first met--it still feels like it was just a couple of years ago. I hope the laughter and fun will never go away!