I am editing this post on Friday 22nd August, to include a link to Show & Tell at No Place Like Home. Every week it is a place to share something special, and this week I think the following letter I received from my husband deserves to be shared! Hope you agree.
Today is my birthday – 41 years, and counting!
I have scheduled this post, as I plan to spend my birthday away at a lovely hotel. My parents are coming for a “sleep over” with our kids.
I was touched/amazed/impressed when I received an email from my husband last night (from his laptop while he sat on the other sofa!). It was entitled
We have known each other for 20 years this month, so here are some reasons why after 16 years of marriage why I still love you:
- I love the way you are the hinge for our family. A really important central cog in everything the 5 of us do.
- I love the way you have built us a home (or 2). It makes us all feel safe and secure and loved and accepted.
- I love the fact that you make me feel needed and wanted and valued.
- I love the way you do not seem to care about status. You were always very supportive during my career as a junior doctor but you seemed happy to accept wherever I ended up. You are not a traditional consultant’s wife.
- I love coming home from work to your roast chicken dinner. Especially the gravy.
- I love your creativity. You have done so much to help us remember our favourite family times in photography and digital scrapbooking.
- I love the way you naturally share your faith in your blog.
- I love the way you talked so openly at the church weekend about your postnatal depression. You spoke brilliantly. I was very proud.
- I love the way you are happy to be involved in church when you can, but happiest to go quietly unseen. I love this because it says you do it for the best reasons.
love the way we work together as a team.
- I love the way you can build that bridge after someone has hurt you. You do not hold grudges.
I love the way that you have tried so hard in every part of our life together.
I may be biased, but I am blessed by a wonderful husband! The aforementioned wonderful husband has added the following post script:
“I can’t take all the credit – this was prompted by a posting on another blog Pragmatic Compendium by another husband. The above have been edited for public consumption. Usually this sort of stuff makes me want to throw up!!!”
Ok – enough romantic gushiness, normal service has resumed!
It would not be a post by me without adding a Digital Scrapbooking layout, and not wanting to disappoint, here is today’s offering.
Credits – Great Outdoors by Gina Marie Huff and Heidi Williams at Weeds & Wildflowers
Finally, thanks to CJ for this cute Birthday Bloggy gift
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Until next time, take care.