The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Thursday, May 28, 2009

To Brent

I am not a greeting card writer, nor am I good at sentiments, but I didn’t want this day to pass without acknowledging the one I love.

Today is Brent and my 10th anniversary.

If you had told me 10 years ago what my life would be like at 10 years married, I don’t think I would have believed it. I try to thank God everyday for how he has blessed our family, even when it is just the small stuff.

To Brent,

I love you for the time we shared together in the “Love Shack” in Hope Hull because it truly was a shack!

I love you for your love of baseball, in that it is small things and simple things that make you happy.

I love you for how you “suit up” by putting your mask on and sunscreen etc, to cut the grass outside, when you are highly allergic to all vegetation.

I love you because you are smart. That seems so foolish, but it amazes me at the things you know, or how you can figure things out with such ease. I am always amazed at the logic puzzles you work. I take one look at them and know that I don’t want to attempt them.

I love you because we have both similar interests and also things we don’t share interests in. To me, that is the perfect situation, in that we can enjoy things together, yet retain our own interests that make us unique.

I love you for the time we lived in Montgomery, wondering if our neighbors across the street were drug dealers.

I love you for how you loved the “red car,” and how you always let me drive it, even when I knew you wanted to drive it yourself.

I love you for the love that you show to your parents. It is such a great example to me and to the boys. Your parents instilled in you traits that you are in turn passing on to me and to our children.

I love you for the father that you are two our two children. I love how they have attributes that are just like you. Brooks always likes to please people, and Reese has a love of life, and I know these qualities come from you.

I love you for your love of the Lord. How you demonstrate that love to me and to our children. I am always amazed that when you are asked to speak, whether it is a sermon, or a bible class, you are ready to do it, without a moments notice.

I love you,
Only you,
And always you!

P.S. I love you more than Cheetos!


Hatch said...

Wow, more than Cheetos... now that's saying something. I love you, too, Blossom. As a side note, the "Love Shack" was cheap (thank you, Larry), but the house by the drug dealer was scarier. And yes, I miss the "red car", but it won't pull the boat. So, when do we get to go on another 2-week trip? - BMH

Erika said...

That's so sweet! Happy Anniversary, guys!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!! I have so happy for you both. I do not feel as though I lost my friend, but rather gained another brother!
Love you both,
Amy "the other sis"

Anonymous said...

Amy's Correction:
I meant to say "I am so happy" not "I have so happy"....I'm at work, but slurring a bit today, as though I am drinking!! :o)

tamara said...

Happy anniversary to you both!! These days, to make it this far is definitely something to be proud of! Hope you enjoy your special day!

Kristi said...

How thoughtful! I love it. Happy Anniverary!

Three plus Me said...

Happy 10 years! May you have many more years to come!

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary.....