‘I drove 15 hours to see the girl I was ‘talking’ to. ‘Why would you do that? Why would you try so hard and drive so far?’: Husband urges ‘never stop chasing her the way you did before you had her’

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“4 years ago, when my partner Bethany and I first started ‘talking,’ her family went on a beach trip.

I worked my butt off to be able to leave the sporting goods store for 3 days.

But the only flights there and back were in the middle of the day. Meaning 2 of my 3 days would be wasted on traveling.

Sooooo…

I drove 15 hours to Florida.

I stayed for 20 hours.

Then I drove 15 hours back.

Crazy, right?

Well, on the way to our beach trip this weekend, she asked, ‘Why would you do that? Why would you try so hard and drive so far?’

Instantly, I remembered what my dad told me a thousand times in life. Whether it was the game of baseball, life, or women.

So I told her what he had embedded in my brain…’If you want something bad enough, you never get tired of chasing it.’

So here we are, 4 years later.

I’m chasing our almost 2-year-old son around a beach.

I’m chasing ways to give my family the perfect life.

And I’m still chasing my wife the way I did 4 years ago when she wouldn’t give me the time of day.

Moral of the story…

Fellas, if you want a girl bad enough you’ll never get tired of chasing her. Then you’ll never get tired of chasing y’all’s kids. And even after you lock her down, you better never stop chasing her the way you did before you had her.

Because when you want something bad enough, you never get tired of chasing it.”

Courtesy of Jarred Hooks

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