Monday, January 12, 2009


I've kind of spotlighted my children, but I haven't done a post about my husband yet. We've been married for 16 years and I think we've both changed a bit during those years. Even my love for him has changed. It has grown and become more unshakable. We have ups and downs, like everyone, but I'm going to concentrate on the positive. Of the many things I could share, I will share 25 reasons why I love my gorgeous guy.

1.He says “I love you” several times every day.
2.He always kisses me goodbye.
3.When he comes home, he comes to me and gives me a kiss.
4.His shiny black hair
5.He often asks me what he can do better as a husband.

6.Whenever I want to do something (from going to a short seminar to going back to school), he supports me enthusiastically.
7.He works hard and has worked at jobs he didn’t like to take care of me.
8.He doesn’t complain that I stay at home with our children.
9.I’ve never heard him criticize me to anyone else. (Of course, I don’t know what he says when I’m not there. Ha ha!)
10.When he comes home from work, even if the house is messy and I just bought pizza for dinner, he doesn’t ask, “So what DID you do all day?”
11.My husband and kids are my guinea pigs for new foods and he always eats what I make.
12.He likes to help other people.
13.He is very persistent (which is how we got together in the first place).
14.He laughs out loud at movies and commercials.
15.He compliments me often.
16.Somehow, he is always up when I am down and can make me feel better when I am sad.
17.His big hugs
18.He has good taste in guys’ clothes. He could never be called a slob!
19.He encourages me to go to bed early when he sees I’m tired instead of listing the things I need to get done.
20.He lets me choose movies to rent, even though I always seem to choose strange ones.
21.We like very different things, but he is willing to do things I like so I will be happy and have fun, like go walk around Yellowstone instead of shopping in Miami or Parade of Homes instead of the movies.
22.He says, “I’m sorry” and means it.
23.He is a loving son and brother. 24.When he asks me how I’m doing, he really wants to know.
25.He’s not afraid to dream and to do everything possible to make his dreams a reality

So-- next week is negative week and I'll tell you what he does that bugs me. Just kidding! If he ever happens to read this, I hope he knows that I love him very much and am so glad that we both somehow started in very far parts of the world, but ended up in Utah at the same time and met. (I wish my scanner was working so I could post some older photos. That would be fun!)
"Marriage, like any other worthwhile activity, requires time and energy. It takes at least as much time to keep a marriage in shape as it does for a weight lifter to keep his body in shape. No one would try to run a business, build a house, or rear children on two to three hours a week. In fact, the more two people who love each other interact, the stronger their bond becomes"
Dee W. Hadley, "It Takes Time," Ensign, Dec 1987, 29


  1. Such a nice post about your husband. I'm glad that you two are still in love after all these years. I look up to you two.

  2. Hi Valerie! Thanks for finding my blog and looking at it! I love meeting new people through blogs so you're more than welcome to visit any time.


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