Thursday, January 26, 2006


Fifteen Reasons I'm Still Happily Married to the One I Love

1. He tells me I'm beautiful, and makes me believe it.
2. He makes me laugh, and he laughs at me.
3. He's hard-working and persistent about making our dreams happen.
4. He's compassionate and kind to other people. (that's HOT.)
5. He kisses me goodbye every morning while I snooze away, and never complains that I'm too lazy to get up and see him off.
6. He does selfless little things every day (like driving the un-air-conditioned van in the summertime so I don't have to).

7. He's full of surprises. (See the tulip bulbs he bought me last week? They bloomed just in time for our anniversary!)
8. He calls me from work, just because.
9. He doesn't own me.
10. He's the type of Daddy I'd have chosen for my kids if I had been able to choose. (Funny how that worked out, huh? I couldn't tell at 20 what kind of Dad he'd become.)
11. He's not afraid to evolve and change and try new things. (except for Japanese food. He won't give it a chance.)
12. He's forgiving (and gracious about it).
13. He takes care of me the way every woman wants to be taken care of.
14. He delights in seeing me happy, comfortable, fulfilled, etc.
15. He keeps growing and improving and stretching and dreaming, so that every year is better than the last.

Fifteen years seems like such a long time, but it's just a drop in the bucket, really. Here's to the rest of our lives. I love you Darren!


Anonymous said...

This is SO sweet, Stace :-)

Make me think of something that happened today. They were giving out Employee of the Month awards in our department at work, and our newest group member got an Honorable Mention. Later, I told him "way to go." He said thanks, and I said, "I remember when they used to appreciate me." That got a good understanding laugh from a few folks around.

I think it's easy to grow accustomed to a person's good qualities to the point where you take them for granted. I know that's happened to a considerable extent here at the office, as I help people daily but rarely get any appreciation. I think what makes our relationship so special is that we keep looking for and praising the best qualities in each other and finding ways to overlook the annoyances that may be there. Thanks for 15 great years! Here's to many more. MUAH!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that post was from me, Darren.

Anonymous said...

That is the sweetest thing! In fact, I'm married to a Darren too & he fits your descriptions of "your Darren" too. Wouldn't trade mine either! We are lucky women!

Pamela Lynn ~ flutterby7 said...

Oh how sweet. Congratulations to both of you! You are a lucky woman to have such a great love.

Nancy D. said...

Happy Anniversary!

(and NORMY tried Japanese food.... come on can too! :D)

Sherilyn said...

mmmm, just made reservations at Benihana for tonight. :D Come on, Darren, all Japanese food is (in America) is just food sauteed in front of you. You don't have to eat anything raw or unusual. Sashimi isn't too common here in the Staes, anyway. You can just have steak or chicken or whathaveyou, cut up into little pieces and served with sauteed veggies and rice, etc.