Rachelle's amazing abilities
Something else she has that I really miss is a great ability to organize. That has hit home more than ever with my recent move into our new house. Although it is mostly because I don't have a ton of time due to work and other things, I have been in the house two weeks and have only managed to put up the garage door opener (which I did in only two nights!), assembly one of the cribs, and clear away enough boxes for me to move around. If she were here, the house would be totally devoid of clutter and everything would be in it's place. I end up spending a lot of my time trying to find small things (like screws for the crib) that have gone missing after the move.
Rachelle is very intelligent and methodical. That was actually one of the most significant things that attracted me to her in the first place. She has always been very bright. When we first met, I found that it was very refreshing to date a girl that could be interested in technical things but was still very girly. I wish that other girls would follow her example and let themselves just be intelligent. Some of the girls I have seen and known purposefully try not to be intelligent because (I assume) they think it makes them unattractive. It is true that there are some guys that like to date girls that are bimbos but I was not one of those guys. In fact, I have often felt that Rachelle and I are fairly evenly matched, except for that fact that she has a masters degree and got way better grades than I did.
The methodical part of Rachelle is something I have tried to learn from. By nature, I am less methodical and more creative. We found this out during our first week of marriage. We were trying to put together a futon and she insisted on actually reading the directions while I wanted to just look at the pictures and start going. In the end, I think I put something on wrong and have had to learn to read directions more as well as have a little more patience before just diving in.
All in all, I am so lucky to be married to such a wonderful woman. This whole pregnancy has further helped me realize just how great she is.