On to note #2...
This note I wrote on my own. Looks like it was March of 2001, so I was 19 years old, living at Liberty Square, which was the next logical step after the dorms, right? How do I know it was 2001? I mentioned that Tiffany gave a free concert at BYU. Ah, memories.
My mom had just sent me (and probably my sisters) a list of her top 10 qualities to look for in a spouse. Not that she was pressuring us to get married--we were never pressured to get married or have babies by our parents. I was always grateful for this when my friends would complain about family pressure. So in response, I sent her the top
10 12 qualities I'd want in my future husband (which, naturally, I wrote before I looked at her list, lest I be swayed by her opinions). Here they are:
- Great sense of humor but not too sarcastic
- Shares my religious views
- Likes children
- Taller than me, fit
- Athletic, likes outdoors
- Great singing voice
- Very accepting of people different than him
- Strong testimony
- Comfortable w/ talking out problems
- Cares about his appearance
Looks like I did a pretty good job with Christian, eh? Turns out it doesn't actually matter if your husband can serenade you. He sings next to me at church and holds a decent tune. ;) That's good enough to check off #7. Check. Check. Check.
What would I add to the list now?
- Able to admit when he's wrong
- Able to look on the bright side of life