Monday, July 13, 2009

A Letter To My Husband


Dear Dave,

Have I told you lately how happy you make me? You do. I count my blessings every single day that you love me. I've known for many years that you are an exceptional man, but there are still things you do that surprise me.

You bought me a new outfit to go out for your birthday. I love that you picked out clothes that you thought would make me feel pretty. They did.

You embrace being a dad and when I notice your patience is running short, I can say a simple sentence and you let go a smile. It's so clear that you love your family. Your love of family starts with your parents, especially your mom. You make time to see her, spending time and calling her just to talk.

You volunteer your time in our community and practice random acts of kindness on a regular basis. Whether it's helping someone push their stalled car out of an intersection or searching for a dog on a leash without it's person, you take the time to do the right thing.

There are so many things I can write on and on about. The consideration you express for your coworkers when in social situations, the way you think to arrange play dates for Mason, how you stop along the side of the road to cut wild sweet peas for me, and one of my favorites, the way other people see you look at me. I've been told on numerous occasions that people can see how much you love me.

Today, I want to say that I love you, too. More than I love you, I respect you. It sounds so cliche to say, "I married my best friend." But sometimes, cliche is simply the truth.

With all my love,
Kathy

8 comments:

invention addict said...

Great post. I'm inspired.

I like how you say that you respect your husband Dave.

This is very important to a man. If you get a chance I recommend reading "Love and Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.

-Stephen

Kathy said...

Thanks Stephen. I wondered if this was too personal and then thought, no. People always hear about difficult marriages and since my blog is Intentional Winning, it's appropriate to share how I applied what I beleive about intention and love. Respect is key to happiness in all relationships. I'll check out the book. I love to learn. Thanks again for posting!

Big Mike said...

Kathy, you are very lucky. I think you both push each other to be better.

Kathy said...

Mike, you're right, on both accounts. You've known us both a long time! It makes me happy to say that. Thanks for commenting!

Tania Reynaert said...

I always told Koen that without respect, there can't be love :-)the two go hand in hand.

Kathy said...

Tania, why do you think some people never get that? It just makes sense and I can see that when we respect Mason, we get a happier, more compliant child. Thanks for always making me smile and knowing I have a sister in BC!

Julie said...

Kathy, That was so sweet, I am seriously in tears. Thank you for that.

Kathy said...

Hi Julie! Thank you for reading my blog. I love that you're here! K