Friday, April 27, 2007

What I love about my wife

(written in Minneapolis airport terminal)

I love the smell of her hair when she takes a shower at night

I love that she has three pairs of red shoes

I love that her car is a complete mess and she denies it

I love when she makes a late night run to Sonic for a 44 oz.

I love that she has a jeep key chain

I love that she knows who she is

I love that she never reacts out of spite towards another

I love that she hates when I use her deodorant

I love that she forgives those who hurt her feelings

I love that she tears out pages and pages of her Real Simple

I love that she dresses our daughter in pink

I love that she doesn’t wear pink herself

I love that Henry challenges her to be a better Mom

I love that her bible has a matching carrying case

I love that she leaves her bracelets on her gear shift or on the kitchen counter

I love that she never wants to run out of gas

I love her little toe socks

I love her champagne taste

I love when she can’t make a decision about big purchases

I love that she still has BIC pens from college in baggies

I love that her signature pose is to smile with all of her teeth showing and her jaw shut

I love that her real smile is completely different

I love that she is a picker

I love that there are no short stories

I love that no question is ever answered with a yes or no

I love her secret moo moo

I love that she puts peanut butter on her pancakes

I love that I’ve never seen her drink a glass of milk

I love that has blog friends called big momma and boo momma

I love that I now need an emery board when I clip my own nails

I love that she only cleans the house when Sarah is coming over

I love that I have more than three pairs of shoes

I love that she is into Pepperidge farms logs

I love that there is no such thing as a quick errand

I love that she introduced me to Fernando and Third Day

I love that she understands my connection to Bebo

I love that somehow Nordstroms is the only shoe store that has her size

I love that she didn’t want to buy a white car

I love that she took Pat diet coke with lemon and white popcorn every day

I love that I can laugh with her every night

I love that she always calls somebody on both their cell and home phone

I love that she tells them she is going to do that

I love that she does Henry’s puzzles

I love that she helped me with the last 10 pieces of my puzzle

I love that she has never had poison ivy

I love that most of my bachelor possessions are gone

I love that we keep the house at 73 degrees all year

I love that she thinks puffy coats are “in” for anybody over 25

I love that she picks Planters sunflower seeds over Davids

I love that Buz has no origin or reference

I love that most of my gifts get returned for something cheaper

I love her rebel earring

I love that she can’t have a baby without becoming constipated

I love her yellow delivery robe

I love that she will smile when she reads PAT BOOKER

I love how quickly she can enter a voicemail box

I love that she types faster than me

I love that Goo is not Henry for her

I love when she crawls in bed after I’ve already fallen asleep

I love when that wakes me up

I love that she wore scarves

I love that she knows about Kuby’s

I love that she and Henry go and see if Stanley (the mailman) came

I love that our weekends never go the way I think they will

I love that I’ve never seen her drunk

I love that each of her friends would want her as a pall bearer

I love that all her recipes require lots of melted cheese

I love that somehow we’re never out of shredded cheese

I love that she vacuums the tile/laminate rather than sweep

I love that she will second guess a lot of these things that make her so unique

I love that she is my wife and my lover

I love that she knows the Lord

love, Buz


Weentrab said...

I am in love with your husband.

Just FYI.

BooMama said...

THAT is the sweetest thing I've ever read.



Luisa Perkins said...


Stacey said...

Oh my goodness... that was so sweet!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Tears... that is too sweet. I'm coming over here from the prompting of Boomama... precious!


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Linds said...

I am here from Boomama. Wow. You have one very very lucky wife!

Gretchen said...

Hi, I hopped over from Boomama, and I'm so glad I did. I love your husband in the most appropriate way ever--e.g. I am not a stalker, but think he is so fabulous for you! :) He is a "keeper"! God bless you and your family.

lana g! said...

another boomama visitor!

Definately a KEEPER! That was just too much fun! I think there needs to be a Proverbs 32 Man - he would get my vote!

Anonymous said...

I smiled the whole time while reading this.

I don't think I have gone a day WITHOUT drinking a glass of milk. :)

Loved this post. Loved it.


Melzie said...

Here from boomama. Good gravy as much as that made me teary eyed your poor wife is probably gone away melted into a big puddle of good :) What a sweetie you have here!xoxo melzie

Anonymous said...

He loves that you're a picker? As in banjo or nose? ;)

AuburnGalAlways said...

I'm here because BooMama is my boss, and I do everything she says.

OH I'll bet there was some serious lovin' going on after reading that!

gramma wiz said...

It is so fun to see how much he loves you and how happy you make him. (learned a few lessons from his Dad :) Thanks for the explanations of some of the secret phrases. Makes me love you more, too. Gramma Wiz

mamabeck said...

You've got a keeper! Hug that man!

(Boomama sent me)

Liza's Eyeview said...

came here from Bomama's blog.

Where did this husband come from? We need lots of them!

Yes, so sweet. You rwife must be "beaming". Love points!

Big Mama said...

Love this. Just love it.

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Sent via BooMama...does your husband give classes? Maybe he's written a book? LOL Nevermind, DaHubby wouldn't read anything that didn't have to do with canoes, kayaks, photography, or Boundary Waters! *wink*

Barbara H. said...

I'm also here from BooMama's. This is so totally sweet and touching.

Carey said...

Im here from BooMamas as well. Your husband really loves you!

ManyBlessings said...

Also here from BooMamas (she's SUCH a slave-driver! LOL!). I couldn't resist seeing what she was talking about. You've got a great guy there. :)

Susan said...

That is absolutely the sweetest thing. Even if you do not agree with all that your husband wrote...just that he would write them. BTW...great choice in blog friends.

Diane J. said...

Awwww....What a sweetie! Bless his heart for not only feeling that way about you, but taking the time to write it!

Here from BooMama's, and we do share some blog friends.

(How is it we've never "met" before???)

Deena said...

I'm here from Boomama's, and she is right...this IS how to woo your wife...**sigh**...

angeleyes Blue said...

Can I rent him? Maybe he could give my husband lessons....

Aunt Boo said...

I love that he loves you so much.

I came over from BooMamma. This is an awesome post.

Thanks for sharing.


Amberly said...

How sweet! I came here from Boomama and I'm glad I did!

Deidre said...

How precious.

All women are going to be thinking, "Hey, where's MY list?"


~aj~ said...

What a sweetheart. I love that your husband shared this with the rest of the world. You are both blessed to have each other!

Anonymous said...

Don't ever EVER change the link to this post! I want to read it everytime I feel like there are no Godly men left in the world to marry to remind me that I'm wrong!!!

:D:D I loved it!

Anonymous said...

in tears here at my desk at work. i love buz. and i love how much he loves you. and i love that he verbalized in such a wonderful way. keep this for your grandkids!

Debra said...

Wow! This is some kind of list.

groovyoldlady said...


My hubby made a list like that for me a while back. I have it my "happy space" upstairs do I can sigh and feel all warm and fuzzy and happy and married. Sometimes I even feel that way when he and I are together...

Julie said...

*Tears in my eyes*

Your list took my breath away.


Karen said...

Boomama sent me. I LOVE the list. I think every husband should be "required" to construct a list of this magnitude and we as wives should reciprocate. It's always so good to know that you are loved, huh?

annie said...

That's what love is all about, loving for the simplest reasons... loving imperfections and loving completely. What a sweet post, thank you for sharing it.
♥ Annie
My Life as Annie!

Lu said...

too sweet!

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

All right, I have to come out of lurkdom to say that "I love that there are no short stories" is my favorite--your husband and mine could commiserate! (But of course you know I have no short stories--because you are much better than I and don't lurk at my blog! I'm trying to get better about that!)

I do love your comments--you always make me laugh :)

Emily said...

What an incredible man. You are so lucky. But you knew that. :)

(Here from BooMama's, by the way.)

Connie Barris said...

This was too good... My husband and I read this together.. and we decided I was about 3/4th of these..
But I told my husband he wasn't getting off that easy.. he had to come up with his own list.. smile..

this was reallly sweet....

and a great tribute to God's gift of marriage...

(me too.. over here from BOOMAMA)
my hubby does the same with my blog family,,,

JenMom said...

I love that she has a husband that loves her!

Franklin5 said...

Hey, winter Janet... get out your heavy coat, 'cause there's a LOVE BLIZZARD here at the blog! LOL!

Buz: this is awesome. And Janet: well, obviously, you are, too. And BooMama: you're the best for letting the whole world know all about it!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness - do you give lessons to other husbands? Not in a conference format, but say - maybe while shooting some hoops? :) You're welcome to stop by and chat with my man anytime! I'll provide the sweet tea!

Nancy said...

Following the crowd from BooMama's. I don't think my husband could come up with this many things he loves about me! ;)

This is the kind of thing I would print out and put into my wallet for bad days.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a lucky woman! I came over from Boomama as well... maybe I'll just send a link to my own dh...

Sallie said...

boomama should have never let this secret out..LOL.. can anyone say browning points?!

God bless,

Linda said...

You guessed it - here from Boomama's blog.
I think he is definitely a keeper!!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I too was referred to your site by Boo Mama. (I think you should pay her for referrals - ha ha)
This is such a sweet, sweet thing. Lucky girl you are!!! But it sounds like your hubby is one lucky guy too. I'm impressed with such a sweet gesture. By the way, I live in Texas too! (near Dallas) Great to "meet" fellow Texas bloggers! I'll be back.

Luluriahmom said...

Sent by Boomama! What a beautiful love letter from your husband. It makes me thank God for my own precious hubby. Thanks for the great reminder!!

Karen said...

Ah, he's a keeper!

Anonymous said...

You won one of my BELIEVE GOD bracelets in Chris' drawing (benefiting Especially Heather). If you can contact me at I will send your bracelet right to you! BTW, this is the same bracelet I sent to Heather before she left for the Mayo Clinic!
Looking forward to hearing from you!

singinole said...

i love this list and that you thought to write it for her. i would love to know what my husband would write on a list like this!

singinole said...

oh, and i came via boomama also. :)

Mama P said...

I think your husband loves you for the same reason my husband loves me. Only my husband couldn't get it down on paper. This is too cute. Came to you from Liza's Eyeview.

the wooden porch said...

That is really funny and sweet!!!

Esther said...

I found this link from BooMama. We love Buz. Does he have an identical twin with the same heart & soul? .....I have some single friends.

I'll write back if I'm tragically widowed at an early age, looking for Buz's identical twin ;o)