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Sense of humor. Jeff is funny. He thinks I'm funny. He doesn't quite appreciate my sarcasm yet, but he says I'm quick witted, so it works out. He does silly things just to make me roll my eyes at him, then he laughs hysterically when he accomplishes that task. I won't sugar-coat it and say our relationship is all laughs and jokes all the time, but we have a good time together much of the time!
Good personality. I think many women take this for granted. My notes in parenthesis on my list say "people-oriented, caring, committed, friendly". It's like I had peeked at Jeff's boyfriend resume and copied it down. Jeff's personality goes way deeper than that, but he's for real. His friendliness and care is genuine. He's outgoing and talkative, which is great because I'm not always like that. And he doesn't have many different faces. He doesn't act one way to me, another way to his friends, another way at work and another way at church. With Jeff, what you see is what you get. His love for God and care for others just lights him up.
Encouraging but also keeps me grounded. I wanted a man who could dream with me and encourage me in my goals and dreams, but also be able to be a voice of reality when I need it. So far, Jeff does a good job with this. I'm looking forward to all the dreams we'll have together in the future!
So, that's my list. Those were the traits I was after in a man. Those were the traits God honored in amazing ways and brought to the surface in Jeff.
Have you ever made a list like this? What was on yours? Any traits I missed in making mine? I'd love to hear it! Comment in the section below!