Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I love you because

Today Jamie and I are celebrating our second wedding anniversary, and it feels like a good time to remember all the reasons that I love him. So, for my love:

I love you because...

  • we lay in bed and giggle together every night before we go to sleep
  • Elise loves you
  • we share the same values
  • you devote your time to educating and mentoring teenagers (what a job!)
  • you bring me cherry coke and chocolate chip cookie dough when I've had a rough day
  • you believe I can do things that I don't think I can do
  • you share in my successes and my failures
  • you will call my dad and invite him to the movies without me asking
  • you care about my feelings
  • I rarely cook and you never complain
  • you cook!
  • you are loyal, fair, and loving...but you don't let people push you around
  • we are a team
  • even though you think it's silly, you don't mind if I decorate the house for Halloween
  • you always ask me about my day
  • and most of all, because you are my best friend

Jamie and I were talking last night (in between putting Elise back into bed 3 times - ah, the simple joys in life!), and we both feel like we've been married a lot longer than 2 years. It feels like the time before we met is a whole separate lifetime away and I was a different person. I guess in a lot of ways that is true.

Barbara De Angelis, an author and expert on love & relationships, once said, "Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner everyday."

May we continue to love one another in a way that honors our marriage for many years to come. Love you!!!


NesrstaFamily said...

Aww, made me smile. BTW, I will be responding to your email soon. You must check out my blog to understand. Made me smile to think you care...thanks Mel.

Stephanie said...

Very sweet. And I love that quote. Perfectly true.