Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thankful Thursday: My Husband

Next week is my 8th wedding anniversary with the wonderful husband, Curtis. We were high school sweethearts, so technically we've been together FOURTEEN years, but who's counting anymore. We were friends in high school and dating was just the natural progression. He was (and still is) the sweetest, kindest, nicest, funniest man I've ever known, and I am thankful every day for having him in my life. Sadly in the hustle and bustle of everyday life- with jobs and a kid and bills and all that wedded bliss bull, sometimes I forget to tell him how important he is to me. So my husband became the natural choice for today's Thankful Thursday.

First date- February 1998, Prom 1998, Prom 1999

Dear Curtis,

Thank you so much for putting up with me for the past 14 years. I know I can be a total pain in the butt and super-lazy, but I hope you also realize how much I love you. I'm thankful every day that we met on the cheesy school field trip. I'm thankful that you agreed to co-direct that lame video for my creative writing class. I'm glad we started passing notes in class. I have a terrible memory, but I will never forget sneaky hand holding in French class and in the lunch room and in between seats in other people's cars.

I am thankful that I have gotten to see you grow from a young man obsessed with wrestling, video games, and football to an old young man obsessed with...well, wrestling, video games, and football. I know that I am so lucky to be with you because I get to be myself with you. I love just sitting with you in comfortable silence- reading, watching T.V., scanning the internet whatever. I love that we can have deep discussion about "True Blood", "America's Next Top Model", and any number of other girly shows you watch with me. I love when we get really cracked up about something and can't stop laughing (it's usually fart-related, but whatever, it's still funny!).

We like dressing up ;)

I am thankful that you help provide for our family, and that you take your responsibilities very seriously. I'm glad you aren't some sexist jerk from the 50's who thinks men can't wash dishes or vacuum (although I wouldn't mind being a housewife sometimes!). I'm thankful you pay the bills because I know how stressful that is. I'm thankful that you keep a job and that you've never let me quit a job, no matter how much I hated it, without having another job already lined up. I am thankful that you supported me and nearly single-handedly raised Sean for the time that I was in graduate school (including that hellacious summer of night and weekend classes non-stop).

I am thankful that you are the father of our son. I couldn't imagine a better man for the job. You are raising him right and you are patient and loving and clearly enjoy spending time with him. I am thankful for all the baths you've given him, all the diapers and Pull-Ups you've changed, all the nights you've put him to bed. I am thankful that you realize and cherish the importance of being a dad.

Thank you for all the naps you let me take. Thank you for all the support you give me to follow my dreams. Thank you for not being too mad about the tattoos and that time I got my nose pierced. Thank you for always telling me I am beautiful and sexy no matter what I look like! Thank you for reading, and being interested in, every blog I write and for listening to me drone on and on about blog-related stuff. Thank you for starting your own blog, so we could have even more to talk about.

Thank you for always making me feel little and petite, even though I'm not. Thanks for holding my hand and turning up the heat and sleeping on the edge of the bed. Thank you for calling me out when I have a bad attitude or spend too much money or don't carry my weight around the house.

Everything- Michael Buble

You're a falling star, You're the get away car.
You're the line in the sand when I go too far.
You're the swimming pool, on an August day.
And you're the perfect thing to say.

And you play it coy, but it's kinda cute.
Ah, When you smile at me you know exactly what you do.
Baby don't pretend, that you don't know it's true.
Cause you can see it when I look at you.

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It's you, it's you, You make me sing.
You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

You're a carousel, you're a wishing well, 
And you light me up, when you ring my bell.
You're a mystery, you're from outer space, 
You're every minute of my everyday.
[ Lyrics from: ]
And I can't believe, uh that I'm your man, 
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.
Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through, 
And you know that's what our love can do.


Orangies Attic said...

So sweet! You are a lucky girl... I have one of those good guys and we are are about to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary (and just celebrated our 25th as a couple, but like you said, who's counting?)... life can be hard, marriage can be a challenge, but it's worth it if you get to do it with your best friend.

Sandra Hayes Frost said...

You are blessed as is he! Love you Katie! I am thankful for my husband of 35 years...he also has been kind and patient with me over all these years. I truly believe God gave us these men in our lives!

Kathy Haynes said...

I love your blog today! It was so sweet! Dads do a lot around the house and with the kids and don't get any credit for it! You've got a KEEPER!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Aw, this is sweet :) Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary!! I love these old pictures and walk down memory lane - those prom pics are awesome!

Marissa said...

Loved this, Happy {early} Anniversary to you both.

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