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A Month of Thankfulness – My Wife

Yeah I know it sounds a little cheesy but I am thankful for my wife.

Everyday I experience new ways of being thankful for her being with me in this life. I am thankful she is kind and patient. I am thankful she is superwoman when it comes to taking care of the kids, the house, the finances, the everything. I love that she is forgiving. I love that she laughs at my jokes as everyone else says no one should. I love this as much as we grouch, or fight, or get angry with each other some days, we still love each other.

I am amazed when I  think about incredible amount of work she does on a daily basis. Our two kids, a household, a NASA science researcher, a Jamberry small business, an ADPi advisor, and yes even a wife. I really could go on with line after line and cliche and cliche about everything that is so amazing about this person. It really just comes down to this.

She is everything.

So as I come towards the end of this time of reflection, I think there is no question what I a most thankful for.

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A Valentines Post on this blog…what could possible go wrong.

This is gonna get me laid.

Ok well probably not but one can hope. Yes it is that time of year when people shove each other and get in fights over silly looking flowers and pounds of sugar. (mmmm, suger)
And that’s alright. I was talking to a friend about it and got the now usual tale about how it’s such a made up holiday and you shouldn’t need an excuse to express your love for someone. Which is true…

however…

I am now an old married guy. One who spends too much time on the train writing blog posts while going to his job. One who doesn’t get to spend nearly enough time with his wife. (or kids) And one who does actually appreciate a day on his calendar where he can remember to take that extra time and remind his wife about how much he loves her.
Remind her
about how beautiful she is
about how awesome a mother she ie
about how she can still make me feel all gitty as a school boy
about how cool she is for actually laughing at very terrible jokes.
about how she is wonderful for caring about me
and last but never in the least about how amazing she is as a person. (cough, astronaut, cough)

See what I did there (points up). Those be some good brownie points. ( you know, for geting laid)

So for a made up holiday I think I did pretty good. I bought her a gift of a teen chick flick about vampires. (and got dirty looks for buying it in the store) Will probably have to watch it with her too.
Got her some sugar.
Probably not going to get her flowers. Did take the kids for a weekend.

(I sooo should get laid for this…)

I love you Katie.

(sorry for all the getting liad references)

Big Hugs 😛

7 years, 9 years, 12 years, whats a few numbers mean anyway

This past weekend, my wife and I celebrated our 7 years of being married. Of course this if just the number of years since our wedding. We got engaged 2 and a half years before that. And we dated for for 2 and half years before that. So what have I learned in 12 years. Probably as much or more then I’ve forgotten.

– Our first “date” was as friends to her Jr. prom. I had already graduated high school and a friend told me I should go with her. Also I though she was kind of goofy.

– My wife was also my rebound as we sudo started dating the day I got dumped by my then current girlfriend.

– I did not propose in any sort of romantic way. Technically the first time I proposed was in front of Burger King and she said no.

– I felt as though we got married when she said yes. Even if she did have to beat it out of me. On a side note, I think more people should consider the “engagement” as actually being married and maybe there wouldn’t be as much divorce in this world.

– Then we had a huge party. It was fun. See here for proof. http://www.astrosquirrelbait.net/katie/wedding/

– 5 years later we had sex and got a kid.

– And 2 years later we did it again and had another.

These are the important things in our marriage. The rest was all fun and I’m sure sometimes painful or joyous or any of a hundred other adjectives that mankind has come up with to express our feelings with. I still love her.

yup, that sounds about right.

My wife is superwoman

Ok. So I obviously love my wife and think highly of her. Today however she reminded me of all those reasons why. She gave birth to our second daughter, Norah. I am amazed. There is such a presence she has as a mother. It is both powerful and calming. To our littlest one she is the whole universe. Katie handles this responsibility with grace and charm. I love her. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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