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Saturday, February 14, 2009


This post is just for you David, my best friend!


I can't quite put into words the love that I feel for you. I remember when we were driving one day and we were talking about marriage. You asked me if I was still sure that I wanted to marry you. You asked me if could imagine my life without you. You said...if you can, then we shouldn't get married. Well, my answer is still the same as it was that day...NO WAY! I can not imagine my life without you. Not even for a second. You are the best gift God ever gave me. Of course, right along with my children.

God's timing is perfect. When I think of all the times and ways that our lives were crossing and we were just barely missing each other, I just smile. Can you picture it? You coming to my house just after I pull out of the drive-way. Or you just leaving as I'm coming up the street. Or times that you were at my relatives house and we just missed each other. Or even when you were working for my uncle at Amoco...imagine me pulling in and taking to Everet as you're in the back and I leave as you just walk into the front. All along God was keeping us apart until just the right moment. Of course...you knowing who I was gave you a little bit of an advantage. ;)

God made you just for me. He knew exactly what our needs were. He knew before we were born what we would be doing right at this moment. He smiles down upon us, marveling at His great works. God knew that I would need someone strong to protect me and our children. He knew that I would need someone who could help me finish that project when I want to move onto the next thing. He knew that I would need someone who could love me for who I am, faults and all. Of course, I know there aren't many of those faults, but there are a couple. :)

God blessed this family with a father who loves his children and gives them his time. There are many dad's who go to work at the crack of dawn and come home at dusk, tired and ready for a meal and then bed. I'm so amazed at how the Lord has made you into the father that you are. I love the way you love our children. I love the way you cuddle them, hug them, kiss them, tickle them, and tell them how much you love them. You are a wonderful provider. And I'm not just talking about material things. I'm talking about your time and your love. It just melts my heart when I see you loving our children. When I see the smiles that you put on their faces, it makes me smile.

You bless many. You are such a hard worker and you're always willing to lend someone a hand. I'm so proud of you and that you are one that friends, family and even strangers can count on in a time of need. I love that when someone needs help, I can say "Dave will help" and not worry that you will be upset or will not follow through because I volunteered you! :) Thanks baby!

I have so many memories, but here are a few that I'm pretty sure will make you smile:
  • Many drives up north and reading Proverbs
  • You making me dinner - fettuccini alfredo
  • "Don't think I don't know what that means." :0) he, he
  • The pool
  • Me making you dinner....breaking my toe!

Dave, thanks for being my best friend, the one I laugh with, live with and love for all eternity. I love you with all my heart, all my mind and all my soul. I truly do. I can't wait to see what this year brings and there's no one I would rather be with on this journey.

Love you babe!



  1. Thanks sweetheart! That is truly beautiful. I hope you enjoyed my gift to you as much as I did yours. Great pictures! I love you. Your big ego...

  2. I loved your gift. Thank you. Well, it made me cry after all didn't it? But you should know that I love you more than any gift. You are the greatest gift! I love you too. ...... LOL! I'll never live that night down. Not that I want to because it was hilarious. A little at your expense and a little at mine. :)


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