FRIDAY FEATURE COUPLE ~ SUSIE & JASON PEASE
CrossFit brought a whole new community of friends into my world six years ago. The Pease couple is definitely one of the highlights.
Believe it or not, CrossFit has always been a way to manage my back pain. It’s a long story that I’ll share another time. So when Dr. Jason Pease, an incredible chiropractor located here in Alpharetta, arrived on the scene at CrossFit approximately 3 years ago, I was hesitant to get to know him.
First of all he is incredibly intimidating when it comes to the workouts. He is truly a freak of nature in how strong he is but the part I was avoiding was the chiropractic part. He was the guy everyone was going to see to get adjusted and that just wasn’t my thing. In fact, I had dated a chiropractor and the reason we broke up is because I would never let him adjust my back, much less my neck!
But the feedback in the gym was this guy helps you get better and not keep you on a rotation for continual adjustments. So I hesitantly went to his office and said no adjustments but you can do soft tissue work. With his knowledge of how the body works coupled with his great personality, I slowly worked into getting adjusted. You should have seen my face the first time I watched him adjust Russ’ neck. I told myself I would NEVER get adjusted. Isn’t that how they kill people in the movies by a quick twist to the neck?! haha So yes, it took a special, very patient individual to deal with my neurosis.
The best part about Dr. Pease was he taught me how to strengthen the part of my back that hurts with a few simple exercises. His goals are truly about creating a healthier you, which in turn means less visits to see him. Now that is the true definition of a doctor to me.
Since Dr Pease lived across town I didn’t get to meet his wife until this past year when they moved to Alpharetta. Wow, she is the perfect complement to him. They are the best kind of couple…down to earth, generous with their friendship, open and inquisitive, intentional in their marriage and they have the most adorable young boys.
I think you’ll have a lot of fun getting to know them…even if this is a written interview!
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How did you meet your husband?
Susie: We met at college (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) through a mutual friend. We were friends before we started dating exclusively in 2002.
Jason: I met Susie in college through a mutual friend in her sorority. There was instant attraction at least on my end. That smile of hers first got my attention, her sense of humor kept me under her spell, and her kind loving heart sealed the deal.
How did your husband propose?
Jason: I proposed over the Christmas holiday. It was a private magical moment and has proven to be the best decision I have ever made.
How long have you been married?
Susie: 8 great years
Jason: 8 glorious years
What was the one thing that surprised you after you got married?
Susie: Even though we had been a “couple” for over 7 years before we finally got married, the relationship did in fact feel different (closer) after we got married.
What are you both really excited about?
What’s one thing you do for your wife/husband everyday?
Jason: I make it a point to make her feel sexy, beautiful and desired each day for sure.
What are your thoughts about counseling? Do you and your spouse go?
What’s one piece of advice you would share with someone before getting married?
Name a couple who inspires you?
Are you becoming the wife/husband you hoped you would be? Why or why not?
Jason: Am I becoming the husband I thought I would be… I am setting a steady pace towards the mountain top but I am not in the promised land yet. If I am being honest I have very high standards for that answer. I can be impatient and stubborn which is something I’m working on. I think I excel in many areas though so I’m getting better everyday.
Can you honestly say, “I love you my husband/wife as is, without requiring anything to change?” Do you ever waiver on that?
Susie: I trip on a pair of his “not put away” shoes almost daily so maybe there is a tiny thing here and there that I occasionally wish were different, but when it comes down to it I KNOW the man I married and accept him for everything he is. We share things in common but have facets that can be refreshingly different from each other. He is everything I am not and in many ways that’s a blessing.
Jason: I love my wife completely no hesitation. She is the love of my life and I thank God everyday that she is mine. With that said I just read her answer about picking up my shoes everyday…so let me playfully reply each morning when I pick up the chinchilla sized hair ball from the shower drain or trip over on one of the forty hair care product bottles in the shower I mutter to myself “I love my wife…I love my wife….I love my wife.” We accept or minor flaws because we are all human and in the end…”the juice is worth the squeeze!”
Susie: Ummm. It’s not 40 bottles, it’s more like… 8. Which is probably 6 too many haha. I can’t defend my shower tumbleweeds either. I keep forgetting to lift those out. Sorry babe!
What was the happiest period of your marriage and what are the reasons you think so?
Jason: The happiest period has been each passing year. We are working better as a team as more responsibility is laid upon us. We are making so many great memories as a family and I am falling deeper in love. I’m blown away by what a tremendous wife and mother she has become.
How would you describe the word love?
Jason: Here is a quote I like…”Love is like friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” -Bruce Lee. I would also add that love is absolute loyalty, acceptance/forgiveness, mutual respect and recognition of your soul’s counter point in another.
Would you say that you love each other more now than earlier in your marriage?
Jason: My love is only growing for “my Susie” with each obstacle we overcome our bond is deeper and we are slowly molding each other into better partners.
If he/she were to be disabled mentally or physically in a severe way, do you think you can handle that? What would be the most difficult aspects?
Jason: First off, I give Susie permission to put me down if I am mentally gone. I don’t want her to have to care for me in that capacity. It’s not fair. Physically impaired, I would make the most of it. I know I could care for her, but lets pray none of that ever happens. Being mentally disabled in a severe way is the most difficult for me to handle. The idea of my wife not being herself any more breaks my heart and that is the most difficult part for me. I know I could handle whatever I had to do for my wife.
Has God put his finger on some aspect of our marriage that needs attention? What is it and what do you believe He wants from you both?
Susie: Yes. Stronger faith and more participation and intention on both our parts.
What worries you most about life?
Susie: Loss. Loss of Jason or either of my children. It’s an irrational fear, probably, but it remains my greatest.
What do you most wish you both could do in the future to make an impact on our world for Christ?
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