Friday, February 22, 2008

SIX


An ode to my husband, the one who chose me, on this day 6 years ago to be his lawfully wedded wife…the one who annoys me to no end when the kids and I are waiting for him, again, in the car, the one with the aversion to closing dresser drawers or pulling the plug from the bathtub. You know the one who chooses to go running at the most inopportune times, the same husband who points out, after the fact, that I talked too much at dinner with friends. He’s also the same husband who works several jobs so that I am able to stay home with our children, the one who strongly encourages me to explore my new found passion for photography. The husband who gets up every night to bring our crying 2 year old into our bed, the one who will take the children early in the morning so that I can catch an extra 30 minutes of sleep. This is the man that cancels trips to stay with his family, sends sweet and loving e.mails to his grumpy, annoyed wife, and deliberately loves her, his children and his crazy in-laws. He is the one that patiently teaches his children t-ball, their shapes and colors, and lessons in kindness, generosity and love. This man never forgets a birthday, anniversary or valentine, it never fails he’s always there with a thoughtful card, even when his wife isn't. A master with words he writes lullabies for his unborn son, ditties for his daughter and contrite love songs with the greatest of ease. This is the same husband who doesn’t get recognized, thanked or loved enough yet keeps doing all this and even more! Thanks for choosing me and making me truly the luckiest person on earth!

Love, your wife



9 comments:

Kerri said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely couple!

Chad said...

Yep! Sounds like ya got a keeper! Happy anniversary. Sure miss you guys.........

Sinead said...

Gorgeous! Happy anniversary!

(oh, LOVE the "pretty girl" pics, too! :) )

Anonymous said...

I can't let this one go by without a comment... but I'm seeing more and more that this husband of yours is just like his daddy. And I always thought HE was one in a million. You probably don't even yet realize how lucky you are!

I can't believe it's been 6 years!

Congratulations!

Karolyn

fiona said...

loved this post...y'all are so sweet. happy anniversary! and lindsey, I am sure that alvin would said the sweetest things about you as well!

Anonymous said...

Well, I don't know what "Crazy in laws" you are referring to but this "in law" Is very glad he is in our life Mom

Jamie said...

You look just like mom in the bottom picture. Happy Anniversary!

Emily said...

Ah, this takes me back to the very first time we met Alvie at Tortilla's. And I remember so clearly when we found out that you had eloped! As was the case then, we are so very happy for you and wish you many, many more years of love and happiness together. Hoping to see you two crazy kids soon. Love, Emily and Eric

The Pixlers said...

So sweet!!! Happy Anniversary!