Friday, June 10, 2011

Revisiting the 100 things I love about you

I wrote this a few years ago and feel like I should revisit it and add to it. I love you Jason.

1. That you love me for me
2. That my heart pounds with excitement when I know you will soon be home
3. That you cook for all of us
4. That I know I can always count on you for anything
5. That you work so hard and accomplished so much for our family
6. That you love our children
7. That you are an awesome DaDee
8. That you change diapers
9. That you get up with the kids because it's hard for me to go back to sleep
10. That you love holding little babies now that you have held your own
11. That you have the softest hair that I love to touch
12. That little spot that I just love
13. That you have the nicest tasting neck
14. That you will vacuum my hair
15. The little freckles on your nose
16. That you humor me with my party obsessions and even help out
17. That you never yell at me
18. That you tolerate my bargain hunting and are even proud of me for it
19. That you make the most yummy brownies
20. That you scrape my windows in the winter
21. That you do laundry
22. That you spell feel your own special way and it makes me smile
23. That you will drive whenever we go somewhere
24. That you love the beach so much
25. That you have the most amazing heart and soul
26. That you never left my side when I was in labor with Liam
27. That you went to every appt. with me when I was pregnant
28. That you went to all the fertility appts even though I know it had to be hard for you
29. That you were afraid to give me the shots because it would hurt me
30. That you would pick me up from high school on your motorcycle
31. That you wrote in my crazy little diary with me when we were dating
32. That you would drive up from school just to see me
33. That you took me to my senior prom even though I don't think you really wanted to
34. That you cared enough about me to start driving towards Florida to save me when things went bad with the visit with Lee
35. That you asked me to be your wife. The best thing that has ever happened to me
36. That you got the ring I wanted for me even though it wasn't a true engagement ring
37. That you loved me enough to marry me even though your parents opposed
38. The pride and love I saw on your face when I looked down the aisle and saw you waiting for me
39. That you took my hand, made me a promise of forever and married me on August 17, 1991
40. That you worked so hard and quickly to be able to find a place for us to live in Hawaii so we could begin our life together
41. That you went to Haiti to do your part to help those people have a better life. Even though it almost killed me to have you leave.
42. That you were worried about me not being able to drive the Festiva while you were gone so you made sure I got the van I wanted before you left.
43. The site of you the day you returned from Haiti. I was so afraid of what it would be like between us but you were as wonderful as ever
44. The amazement and happiness you shared with me when we learned we were finally pregnant
45. That you were just so excited about our pending baby that you agreed to buying the carseat/stroller and then we were both so excited we forgot to pick it up from the store
46. That you sat and held me and cried with me after we left the hospital that horrible day
47. That you never forgot that baby and the importance it meant to me
48. That you were willing to continue to fight infertility even after we lost the baby
49. You never blamed me or made me feel bad about not being able to have kids
50. That you knew I was pregnant with Liam before I would accept it
51. That you were the one to read the pregnancy test and to tell me that it was +
52. That you cried for me when they said I had to have a c-section since you knew I didn't want that.
53. The look of love, pride and amazement on your face when you saw your son for the first time
54. That you were so worried about me that I had to make you go be with him in the delivery room
55. That you were right beside me for every trip down the hall of the hospital to feed Liam while he was in NICU
56. That when I woke you up to watch Thursdays child you didn't get mad you got interested and went looking for more information
57. That you got all the information so we could get in to the foster parenting classes
58. The look you gave me when you were telling me about Brenna needing a home
59. That you volunteered to speak at Landon and Lexis adoption hearing so I didn't have to.
60. That you look incredible in blue and I adore you in a tuxedo
61. You look even more wonderful in nothing at all
62. That you feel guilty for the past even though I don't want you to.
63. That you are game for what ever craziness I come up with and don't make me feel silly
64. That you have that neat little soft spot and you don't mind letting me pet it.
65. That you are having as much fun as I am lately
66. That you come to help me out at gymnastics class because you can
67. You stood by me on the battle of lasagna
68. That you always make sure I get a Maaaah before the babies go to bed
69. That you talk to my mom on the phone when I am too tired to do it
70. That I can make you blush with just a few words
71. That you mow the grass and shovel the snow
72. That you always remember to take out the trash
73. That you will bring me a drink of water when I am thirsty
74. That you watch silly boy shows on TV
75. That when you are so happy you cry. It makes me love you even more
76. That you wanted me to have the non broken couch even though I broke the other one
77. That you talk to sales people because I am too chicken to do it.
78. That you think about me when we are apart
79. That you cant stop thinking about me and what it does to you when you do
80. That you are the meaning in my life you are my inspiration
81. That you made me that little heart out of cheese for breakfast and the heart out of fireworks on the balcony of your first apartment
82. That the first time we made love you kept asking if it was ok.
83. That you made sure that I was alright and thought of more than just you
84. That you let me play, learn and explore with you
85. That you shaved my legs in places I couldn't
86. That you will share a shower or bath with me any chance you get
87. That you slept nakey with me and even stayed near me instead of running to the other side of the bed
88. That you were my ponytail holder. I love when you touch my hair
89. That you can make me feel earthquakes, umbrellas, and crunched up all in the same weekend
90. That your voice gets all raspy when I start looking at you in just the right way.
91. The way you reach over and touch my leg when we are riding in the car
92. That you will carry things up the stairs for me
93. That you can fix about anything in our house
94. That you have handled all of Lexis behavior corp appts
95. That the smell of your leather jacket and you makes my head spin
96. That you shared your fantasy thoughts with me
97. That you are my dream come true.
98. That I still wake up some mornings not believing it is really you that I have gotten to share my life with
99. Of all the people, in all of the world that I was lucky enough to be blessed with the gift of having you as my husband.
100. That all the time growing up I dreamt of my prince and my life as a wife and mother and you have made this journey better than any of the dreams I could have dreamt.

For all of these reasons and many, many more I love and adore you Jason. You are my light, my love, my best friend. My world would not be right in any way if you were not a part of it. In the future if things start heading back down the road of separate ways, feel free to leave this out for me to read so I will remember all the wonderful reasons I am blessed to have you in my heart and life. You are my heart and I adore you with all of my being.

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