Wednesday, October 6, 2010

to my husband...

On this, the 5th anniversary of the day we said "I do", I want to thank you for being a constant rock, an ever-listening ear, a continual source of laughter, a willing participant in my crazy schemes (I promise you won't have to carry a 3 year old around on your shoulders all over London ever again.), unflappable, perpetual deep-breathing and calming influence on those sometimes-wild kids, and otherwise most incredible husband. Thank you.


to everyone else:

After reading an entry on Single Dad Laughing that went viral last week (perhaps you also read it), I was again struck and amazed at the wonderful person, and especially husband and dad, that I am fortunate enough to be married to. I've spoken of (or shown) his wonderfulness a few times before, but I think that our 5th wedding anniversary is a perfect time to tell you again. He's incredible not just because he cleans the kitchen every evening, reads and sings to our kids on a regular basis, or buys amazing gifts (yippee for a new anniversary firepit in the backyard!) but because he is a true listener, a champion to those he loves, a self-less giver ("what?! you're tired and need a soy 2-pump-vanilla latte to pick you up...I'll be right back!"), and a loud, roughhousing, giant teddy bear of a dad.


*photo by my brother, who is also an amazing dad


12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your hubby Joy!

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  2. This is sweet...REALLY, really sweet Joy!! Wow, it's much nicer than what I said about my husband yesterday! LOL It's clear the two of you make a fabulous couple and I wish you a VERY happy anniversary and many, many more to come! Enjoy that firepit!! :)

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  3. Awww. I love this and that picture.

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  4. Happy Anniversary Joy! What a treasure of a husband you have, he's surely a keeper! ;-)
    Great picture of you two.
    Luciana

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  5. Happy Anniversary! How lucky you two are to have each other. <3

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  6. Happy Fifth Anniversary! What a blessing to have found your soul mate and a great dad for your kids. Two for one...

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  7. Happy anniversary to two of the most giving and wonderful people I know. I'm so happy to have you both in my life, and I know my family feels the same way. Love you guys. :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! He really is an amazing guy-- he always puts a smile on MY face when I see him! Lucky you, lucky kids, lucky Paul!

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  9. Happy Anniversary!! It only gets better with time when you are with Mr Right!

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  10. I have personally witnessed the strength of this amazing dad, and can attest to the fact that he is one of the best listeners I have ever known. As his next door neighbor, most of our encounters are in the driveway when we both arrive home from work at the same time, and every time, he makes me feel that he really wants to know what is going on in my life. That has been a great gift to me. Joy is equally there for me on a regular basis, and always available as a true, caring friend. Congratulations to both of you and best wishes on your incredible journey together!

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