Friday, January 06, 2012

I love Nate!

1992 Climbing Half Dome
AF Ball 2010

A letter to Nathan on our Anniversary

18 things I love about you:

 1 - I love your brown eyes.  
 2 - You are a great dad!
 3 - I love how steady you are.
 4 - I love the way you love to sing.
 5 - You are a great kisser!
 6 - You are a careful builder of many things - furniture, ukuleles, a home, a family
 7 - I love how you can just close your eyes and go to sleep.  So easy!
 8 - You love to try new things.  And then you are good at them.  I love that!
 9 - You make me feel pretty!
10 - You don't know how to waste time.
11 - You still like to ride a motorcycle!
12 - Your smile makes me smile.
13 - I love talking to you.  You ask good questions and care about my answers.
14 - Do you know that you are very strong!
15 - You are a great dancer.  
16 - I like the way you can make me blush!
17 - I love cooking for you.  You don't seem to notice that I'm not good at it!
18 - Sometimes you have to go away, but you always come home!

I love you Mr. B.  Come home soon!


PS.  Here is my favorite deployment poem.  Another little anniversary love note.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in 

my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

- e.e.cummings


Mary said...

Congratulations on 18 years! You guys are so great! Your family is always what we aspire for ours to be like :)

Those pictures are so cute. And your dress in that last one is very va-va-va-voom! Hot mama! Is that grandma's purse you're holding? Adorable!

Deanne said...

Yay for 18 years!!!

and I agree with Mary, you're looking pretty good in that last picture! :)

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

I love you both! Happy Anniversary!
Also, that poem is very sweet. I love it.
One more note: I also agree with everyone about the last picture - woowee! smashing!

wendy said...

You guys are so sweet! Thanks!
Mary - you are right - that was Grandma McBride's purse. It is beautiful!