Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankful - My husband

Let's be real here.  I can't possibly promise 10 straight days of thankful posts.  I can't even promise my family I'll do the dishes every day for the next 10 days, so I solemnly swear to share as much of my thankfulness as possible but if this is my one and only just know that I do realize it's 10 days away from the holiday and I am thankful for other things as well. ;)

My husband.  He has had me laughing for over ten years.  With his wit, his jokes, mischievous manner, his fashion disasters, how he acts watching his stinky football team, his dance moves, his pronunciation mishaps, and his romance attempts.  The way he plays with our daughter always brings a smile to my face.  Sometimes because of the ridiculousness of it, sometimes because it is sweet, but mostly because he does something that has our daughter and I shaking our heads at him.

Mine would be you
Sun keeps shining, back road flying
Singing like crazy fools
Making up our own words
Laughing 'til it hurts
Baby, if I had to choose
My best day ever
My finest hour, my wildest dream come true
Mine would be you - Mine Would Be You -
Blake Shelton

He makes me wonderful dinners and bakes things whenever I suggest something.  He goes on ice cream runs and will stop and pick me up a pop or a snack when he works late and I send a little text. 

Think about how many times I have fallen,
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin'.
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten.
I have been around the world,
Lookin' for that woman, girl,
Who knows love can endure.
And you know it will. And you know it will. - Southern Cross
covered by Jimmy Buffett

He isn't romantic in the obvious ways but you can tell he tries.  And those tries usually end with us both giggling.

It's those changes in latitudes,
changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.
With all of our running and all of our cunning,
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes -
Jimmy Buffet

He works hard, he plays hard, and he is our biggest supporter.  Whenever I have an idea he encourages me.  He doesn't make me feel stupid or make me think that it won't ever happen.  He helps me explore new ideas and plan for our future.

You stand by me
And you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
You're right there to save me
You make me see how much I have - My Best-Friend
by Tim McGraw

Even when he annoys me, his intent and heart are good and I cannot imagine a life without him as my best-friend by my side.

From the bottom of my heart
Off the coast of Carolina
After one or two false starts
I believe we found our stride
And the walls that won't come down
We can decorate or climb
Or find some way to get around
Cause I'm still on your side
From the bottom of my heart. - Coast of Carolina
- Jimmy Buffett

I am so thankful for that 4th of July where I inadvertently invited myself out on his pontoon and met the man who would become my husband. <3 p="">
We are the people there isn't any doubt
We are the people they still can't figure out
We are the people who love to sing "Twist and Shout"
(Shake it up, Baby now)
We are the people our parents warned us about - We are the People Our Parents Warned us About -
Jimmy Buffett

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