As I sit and ponder about all of the people that have entered my life some people really stand out and others...well, not so much! LOL! Tonight, I think I'm going to blog about the most important person in my life...my husband,
William Bernard Maumau.
William Bernard Maumau.
Here's our story...
(ok, my version because Will always tells a different one...but mine is TRUE)
Back in 2005 I was working at SkyWest airlines and had been home from my mission for almost two years. I was seeing someone at the time and it was not a good situation (which I now realize...LOL!). My mom was so against me seeing this guy but being the stubborn person that I am, I didn't listen. I continued seeing him but I knew deep down inside that I probably shouldn't have. Anyway, I became really good friends with one of my co-workers and he would ask about my relationship with this guy. As I shared my experiences, situations and problems with this friend, he would always tell me that I was
"too good for him and that I deserved better!"
As time went on, my friend tried to convince me that he knew someone that he would like to hook me up with. My response, NO WAY! I am anti-hooking people up and there was no way I'd say yes. My friend persisted and then one day in the break room my friend said, "Is it ok if I give your number to this guy?" I finally said yes (after 3 weeks) so that my friend would leave me alone. He then said, "Good because I already gave it to him." Wow, really?! Yes, really! LOL! Anyway, I got a call the next day from a number I didn't recognize and when the person on the other line asked for Lusi, I told him she wasn't there. Then I asked who it was and if I could take a message and he said "William. She doesn't know me but could you just let her know I called?" Sure, was the response.
Anyway, I called him back that evening and we started talking. I didn't officially meet Will face-to-face until a couple of weeks later because he was traveling for work. Then on one of his return trips (from Jamaica) he called and asked if I was at work because he was on his way in. I said yes and told him that I was working at the "B-Gates" which was perfect because he was flying in on Southwest. Can I just tell you that I was a nervous wreck! It was bad enough that his first impression of me would be in my work uniform AND I worked a double that day! OMG...I ran to the nearest bathroom and "tried" to make myself look presentable. When I got back to the gate I tried to help the couple of people in line and then I saw this Poly guy walking towards my gate. All I remember thinking was, "Is THAT Will?" And then the guy said, "I was wondering if you could help me with my flight?" I recognized his voice and I'm sure I smiled really big and replied..."Depends!" We both started laughing and then I told my co-worker that I was going to take a break since we were between flights anyway.
Needless to say, things worked out and we ended-up getting married a SHORT six months later. Everyone thought that we were crazy for getting married so quickly but we both knew in our hearts that it was right. I remember asking my cousin Ku'uipo when she was getting ready to get married how she knew that Myron was "the one". Her answer was simple, "You just know!" And that's how I felt. I just knew that Will was the one that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
He has been the biggest blessing in my life and loves me for who I am. He has shown me unconditional love from the beginning and continues to each and every day. He may not be the hopeless romantic that I thought I wanted to marry but he sure does know when I need a pick-me-up. He's a hard worker and he will do anything to make sure that I have what I want. He has given me two beautiful children that I will be forever thankful for. He honors his priesthood and trusts in God with all of his heart. He makes me laugh with all of his LAME jokes. He loves that I watch football with him and that I actually like it. I love that while we're driving around he makes sure to hold my hand. He's not afraid to show his love for me in public through small acts of affection. He wipes my tears away when I'm crying!
I could go on and on about what a wonderful guy I'm married to but I think this quote sums it up:
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Mignon McLaughlin
I guess my marriage would be considered somewhat successful because I've fallen in love with my husband many times already!