August 8, 2009

on a thank-you note...

the husband.

Dear Jay,

Thank you for being such a sweet and silly husband. Thank you for dealing with me as I sometimes insist on taking photo after photo after photo - and giving me a good smile every now and then. Thank you for making me feel like a hero after running a few miles - even when you have just returned from running twenty. Thank you for sharing in my excitement when I sell something from my shop, and for acting impressed with each item I create, as I run over to you and say, "This is cute, right? What do you think? No, really. Do you like it? Honestly?" You try your hardest to make me feel like I'm a success in your eyes.

Thank you for encouraging me to be the best version of myself.

Thank you for knowing that laughter is truly the way to my heart. Your random jokes, your witty banter and play on words, the way you do that freaky "puppet mouth", the way you change the words in songs to be completely ridiculous ("I'm eating Pop Chips, so what am I so afraid of?"). Thank you for reminding me that we're never too old for a tickle fight. Thank you for (sometimes) stopping when I've had enough tickling and have started to scream. Thank you for knowing me well enough to know that I prefer to get ridiculous amounts of sleep, that the last thing I say in a series of statements is probably a lie just to get your attention, and that if I'm busy texting while we're out and about you know enough to ask, "Are you tweeting?"

Thank you for being honest, reliable and patient.

Thank you for all the times you've had to sit around listening to my dreams from the night before ("So, last night, I had this freaky dream where my teeth fell out, then I started to fly and ended up in this weird old house where there were a bunch of cats, and then all of a sudden the cats turned into tacos, and then I ate the tacos and then one of my ex-boyfriends was there and we held hands, which I kind of feel bad about now, and what do you think?"). Thank you for dealing with my slight hypochondria, my fear of being murdered while home alone during your poker nights, my fear of you dying on your way home from poker nights, my eternal love for Hanson, Edward Cullen and the TV show Intervention, my obsessive-compulsive cleaning habits, and so on and so forth. Thank you for not judging me yesterday when, after you mentioned we had two bottles of wine at home, I said, "Um. Actually, make that one-and-a-half bottles. Sorry."

Quite frankly, thank you for being with me at all, because I am kind of a hot mess.

Thank you for growing with me, and for putting your all into our marriage. Thank you for making me feel beautiful, even when my hair is fuzzy and I have toothpaste on my pimples. Thank you for making up with me after arguments, and for being willing to be the one to say, "I'm sorry." Things will never be perfect all the time, but we certainly have moments of perfection - which matter more than anything.

Thank you for making me proud to be your wife, and for being my best friend. I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and that year twenty-eighth is pretty much the greatest ever. I love you incredibly much - but I guess that's fairly obvious.

love,

"Loufenn"

37 comments :

  1. Such a sweet letter! Isn't marriage grand?

    Happy birthday to him!

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  2. Too sweet! Happy Birthday to Jay!

    Hope it's an unforgettable one :)

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  3. Awww...that made me cry. I'm just sayin'. Happy birthday to Jay!

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  4. I have never met Jay, but he sounds fantastic! Hope you guys have a terrific time celebrating.

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  5. Aww, this is cute. First of all, Jay sounds amazing and I'm so glad you have found such an amazing guy. Secondly, we are twin hot messes. Crazy dreams? Edward Cullen? Intervention? Sneaking the wine? Fear of being murdered whilst alone? Obsessive phone calls while you're driving home from poker? Oh. Maybe that's just me. But still, we are twinsies.

    Hope Jay's birthday is fabulous! Do something fun!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Jay!!!!

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  7. Sometimes we sound so much alike its almost scary. If I were to write a similar thank you note to my husband, it would probably have a LOT of the same stuff in it.

    Fear of being murdered while alone? ME! Fear of something happening to him while driving home? ME!

    Okay I could go on but I won't.

    Happy Birthday to Jay! Hope you have an awesome fun time and enjoy your fondue... so jealous about that one. I am not craving fondue :)

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  8. Oops that was supposed to be noW craving fondue!

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  9. That is such a sweet letter. I think it's important to tell the people you love them, exactly why you love them! Happy Birthday to your husband!

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  10. That is the sweetest letter ever! you have inspired me to thank my husband just becuase! :) you are a lucky girl!

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  11. Loufenn? That's so cute! Happy birthday to Jay, and I'm sure with such an amazing girl by his side that making this year the best yet will be a breeze ;)

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  12. you are too adorable, i love it.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAY!

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  13. you melted my heart with this note. i am in love with your love. seriously. if erich and i can have a relationship half as adorable as you guy i will be happy.
    thank you for sharing
    :)

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  14. so very sweet, and so hilarious!!! I love the little glimpses you give us into your relationship.

    I also love that our husbands are birthday twins... it kinda makes me feel special :) Let's make-believe we're going on a double date to celebrate, with our adorable funny men, and us looking smokin' hot in some Forever 21 dresses, of course.

    Happy Birthday to your sweet hubby!

    ps. toothpaste on pimples? Does that help???

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  15. ohh God....


    u guys are so in love !!


    I hope to have a marriage like this...


    :)

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  16. Oh WOW! I loved this so much. You have a very special boy.
    xx

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  17. this letter gives me all kinds of warm&mushy feelings about love&marriage.

    I cannot wait to feel this way about someone in my life.

    Happy Birthday to Jay!

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  18. 1. That is a fantastic picture of Jay.

    2. The paragraph that starts off talking about crazy dreams? I could have written that. (Except for the Hanson, Cullen, Intervention thing) that is so me. ;)

    3. Happy birthday, Jay!

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  19. awe... so sweet and honest... love it!

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  20. Words cannot express how much I loved this post. It was fabulous.

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  21. This was so precious. You guys are such a beautiful couple.

    Happy Birthday Jay!

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  22. this was such a sweet post!

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  23. Happy birthday, Jay!!!:)

    He sounds lovely and so in love with you, Kerri. And guys who makes girls feel good and symphatical on things that are hard for them to understand ( like Edward Cullen or cute merchandises ) are hard to find, he's such a keeper. I'm happy for you both.

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  24. You two are absolutely precious. Happy Birthday, Jay!

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  25. aw, this is such a sweet note.

    happy birthday jay!
    (my moms birthday was today!)

    hope you guys had a great time!

    xo.

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  26. i love this!!! have an amazing time make his all about him day the best day ever!! (i'm kind of obsessed with birthdays...)

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  27. Now THAT was SWEET! Loved it!

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  28. Oh this is absolutely beautiful.

    I hope his birthday was absolutely splendid. You two are adorable.

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  29. Aw. This is a lovely letter! I hope your husband has a great birthday!

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  30. And cue the tears on my end. No, seriously.

    Beautiful post.

    Makes me incredibly happy to know that you have someone so awesome in your life.

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  31. you are so cute! hope you guys had an amazing time celebrating!

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  32. um this just makes me so happy. happy birthday jay! :)

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  33. Wow, it's insane how alike in some ways we are. I wrote my boyfriend a little note the other day after a small little argument we had. I didn't post a blog on the note, but if I had it would have looked about 97% like yours! :)

    Your Hubby looks awesome! As does my boyfriend, Hehe :D

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  34. Aww, happy birthday Jay! You guys are so adorable! What a sweet birthday note.

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  35. I adore this. So, so sweet

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  36. This is really sweet. I hope my marriage is as happy as yours. =)

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