Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be mushy gushy in any way. I apologize in advance if it comes as such. Barf.
This morning, my boyfriend and I were having our usual morning phone call. Since the time prior to the morning that we speak is to wish each other a good night's sleep, it's not hard to guess that not much typically happens in this time period. Generally, people like to sleep during these hours.
But this morning we had a conversation that included more than just how many times I woke up to pee during the night or what bizarre dreams we had.
I'm fuzzy on the details of exactly we were talking about; perhaps because it was sometime around 7am or the fact that I was dealing with wacky 10-year-olds all day. Either way, he was saying something about how I'm there for him, how I hold him up. We have a running joke from a line in a movie that says "Are you just gonna sit there and float there like a buoy?!" Not sure what movie it's even from...some surfing one he probably made me watch one day. For some reason, that line popped into my head this morning. "I'm your buoy! We're each other's buoys!" We laughed and then after thinking about it for a minute, we quickly agreed that this term, being each other's "buoys", was perfect.
Because what does a buoy do? It floats amidst rough seas. It helps people when there may be a hazard ahead. A buoy might be something to hang on to if a swimmer is feeling tired.
Side note. Each Monday, I watch 'The Bachelor'. (I'm slightly ashamed to admit it, but at the same time I'm not because it's entertaining stuff. Ask my grandpa. He has even taken a liking to it for some strange reason...) Last night, some pathetic, hopeless romantic female said to all of America that Juan Pablo is her "rock". He's there for her during tough times. We've all heard the rock metaphor before.
When thrown into a tough situation, who would rather sink than float? Not I.
Be someone's buoy. Be there to hold them up when times are rough. He there to guide them in times of struggle. Just be there for them. Enough of this "rock" crap.