Daily Prompt – VIP

Who’s the most important person in your life — and how would your day-to-day existence be different without them?

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My VIP and I at the beach in 2011

Who is the most important person in my life? That is easy. It is my wife. She is my better half, my equal partner, the one I depend on so much. If I did not have her around I can imagine my life to be tremendously different. Not in a good way that is.

I met my wife nearly twenty-two years ago, on March 23, 1991. It was a blind date, set up by the woman who had been my first baby sitter, or day care mother as she preferred it. She was the next door neighbor and was a second mother to me. She took the project of finding me a forever mate as a personal challenge. This woman taught me about being a Christian and wanted to do what she could to make sure I found a good, Christian girl to marry.

I went out on a movie and dinner date with my wife that night. I did not have a rich dating history, so this date was significant in that regard. My wife told me later that she was confident I would call back for a second date. I wasn’t as sure I guess, but only because i was a little backward. I am so glad I got over that.

Twenty years of marriage, two kids and lot of history later, we are a perfect pair. She still hates sports of any type and I still prefer anything to soup on a cold Winter day. We understand our differences and have learned to accept them.

Without her I would be extremely sad and would likely drift with little purpose for a while. Being with someone for such a long time gets to be so normal you cannot fathom any other arrangement. When I was away for a week on the mission trip I took to Belize recently I missed being with my wife. There was so much going on during our days that the separation didn’t resonate so much. But at night when I was winding down from the day I missed the time we usually spend sharing and bonding.

Without a doubt she is my VIP.

Read about other VIPs.

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  3. Fiery. | Share, My Dad Says.
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  6. Very Important Primates | Happy Monkey Land and Other Musings on Life
  7. Little Constants in My Life | Daily Prompt: VIP | likereadingontrains
  8. Daily Prompt: VIP | The Evolving Dad
  9. Daily Prompt – VIP | Joe’s Musings
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  11. “Zenit” camera. First model, 1952. Seven images | Philosophy & Photography
  12. Without Them – Me Wouldn’t Be I | The Jittery Goat
  13. What makes one a VIP? | The Nameless One
  14. Daily Prompt: VIP | Moving Notion
  15. Daily Prompt: VIP My Husband | Lines by Linda
  16. I was Conned | The Daily Dilly Dally
  17. Daily Prompt: VIP | My Atheist Blog
  18. After I Started Across the Street and Before My Head Was Smashed | This Is My Corn
  19. Daily Prompt: VIP | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  20. Daily Prompt – VIP | Phillip McCollum
  21. Love of My Life,Don’t Leave Me…… | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  22. You is Important | Ald+R
  23. Father Figure | calliopes lyre
  24. VIP: My Very Important Person(s) | thelissachronicles
  25. With every breath… | sat n’ all that
  26. MY VIP : Daily Prompt: VIP | Kaleidoscopic World in Words
  27. Impossible Choice, You Can’t Make Me | Stuphblog
  28. TheDeafia | Daily Prompt: VIP
  29. Daily Prompt: VIP In My Life | My Blog
  30. I’m Not Going to Go There « Sorta-Ginger
  31. V.I.P. | Serious Reflections and Random Thoughts.
  32. Very Important Person Gratitude (Or just more than one) | Your Inner Feathers by Ruby
  33. And The Award For Favorite Goes To… | So I Went Undercover
  34. The Post That Almost Wasn’t – For Several Reasons | HonieBriggs
  35. Someone I Like to Talk To | – ellikitty –
  36. – ellikitty –
  37. Daily Prompt: VIP | Basically Beyond Basic
  38. Daily Prompt: VIP – My Husband | tirochelle
  39. My husband: the Most Important Person in My Life | motherofnine9
  40. Daily Prompt: Most Important Person | One Starving Activist
  41. Daily Prompt: VIP | cftc10
  42. Love Many: My Personal VIP List | Wiley’s Wisdom
  43. My Non-Existent VIP | Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
  44. VIPs Only | Mike Sensitivity
  45. And the VIP Award goes to… | Jill-of-all-Trades
  46. The Luckiest Man in the World | Learning, Running, and Writing
  47. Who is a VIP? | My unsorted thoughts
  48. Daily Prompt: VIP | Twisted Muses
  49. Jean Paul, my muse | Seriously Seeking Grannies
  50. Daily Prompt: VIP | Happyfarmgirl1101’s Blog
  51. 10/3 Daily Prompt: VIP | Family Photos Food & Craft

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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16 Responses to Daily Prompt – VIP

  1. marymtf says:

    So nice. People are always saying ‘my better half’ but you sound as if you mean it. Wishing you another 20 such years. 🙂

  2. TammyeHoney says:

    Loved your sharing today. Thank you for the ping back also.

  3. Pingback: And The Award For Favorite Goes To… | So I Went Undercover

  4. Wow! Two wonderful partners made for each other and an amazaing way of penning it!

  5. Pingback: Daily Prompt: VIP In My Life | My Blog

  6. Pingback: Impossible Choice, You Can’t Make Me | Stuphblog

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