Friday, July 3, 2009


Yesterday was mine and my husband's 10th wedding anniversary. We spent a low key day together - a movie (Pixar's Up, which I can't recommend enough) and dinner at a pricey restaurant. Gift exchange followed and was lovely for all involved.

Mostly, my blog is about myself and my exploits as an ER veterinarian. This post is about him.

We met when I was 14. We started dating when I was 17, he was 20. We married 1 week after I turned 20. After 13 years together, 10 married, I have to say that I can't imagine loving anyone more than I love my husband. The following are some of the reasons why:

He still makes me laugh - even with corny jokes.
He has an enormous soft spot for tiny kittens.
He treats me like a princess, even if I don't always act like one.
He takes his teaching position very seriously and has a staggering work ethic.
He believes it is his responsibility to take care of me and has done so for the past 10 years (as a sidenote: I'm excited about my new fancy job allowing him to take a year off to work on his PhD thesis. I can take care of him for a change!)
He spoils me rotten.
He's intelligent, interested in the world around him, and loves a good discussion.
I never get bored with him.
He's the first person I want to tell any news - good or bad.
He makes me feel beautiful.
He always drives, even though he hates driving, because I hate it more.
He puts up with the 3 parrots that take up space, poop on him, and yell at inappropriate hours.
He loves children and will be an amazing father.
He is truly the best person I know and my best friend.
Our sex life is still amazing.
I fit against his side perfectly, so sleeping together is perfect.
He always lets me pick the side of the bed I want to sleep on and takes the other.
He does dishes without complaining (and I hate dishes).
He loves his family and my family.
He doesn't criticize me, is slow to judge, and quick to forgive.
He sees the best in people.
He is my family.

To you, husband...all my love, for all time.


Elizabeth said...

It's wonderful that you can still say those things after 10 years!!!

Hermit Thrush said...

You are very lucky!