Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mushy Stuff

So, today is our 2nd anniversary. Last anniversary, we wrote each other letters talking about favorite memories of the past year and goals for the next. This year, we wrote lists of what we like/love about each other.

I love mushy, romanticky things. Sorry. But, I do. So, this is what I love most about special days--receiving special notes! I'm wanting to stretch out the, I'm going to share our lists. If you're not into mushyness, you may want to skip this post!! ;)

I'll start with my fave, which--of course--was Rey's list about me! Ah, and the editor (myself) may see fit to make comments and they will be shown in italics.

"Things I Like about Liz"

  • That you receive me with happiness and kisses when I get back from going out to the communities

  • When you know I'm tired and you prepare a hot bath for me

  • That you give me a massage to help me relax

  • That you give me compliments
  • That you give me time to do things I like to do--like wash the car, fix things, exercise, read the news, or watch a soccer game on tv

  • That when we are out walking around you hug me and give me kisses

  • That you keep the house clean

  • That you get ideas on how to make the house better or to move things around so they are more comfortable

  • When you prepare my favorite food

  • That you tell me "thanks" when I help you around the house

  • That you don't demand things of me, but you suggest to me that you'd like some help when you'd really like to demand it (hmmm...)

  • That you clean the bathroom although it would normally be my job. (Really? REALLY?? How come I never knew this???)

  • That you pray with me before I go out to the communities

  • When you call me to see where I am when I am late getting home. (Oops! I hardly ever do that 'cuz I thought it might be annoying...)

  • When you ask me how things went (since I usually forget to tell you)

  • When I mention something we talked about in the communities and you have some good suggestions or opinions about the subject.

  • That you don't get annoyed that a big part of the day I am out of the house or preparing messages

  • That you usually do the updates and you do them perfectly

  • That you remind me and ask me to talk to you about the communities and our plans--it helps me stay more organized.

  • That you are a really great mother for Noah

  • That you take care of yourself even during your pregnancy

  • That even though you are dealing with Noah so many hours, you don't complain very much. (I'm glad he was honest and put the "very much" in there!)

  • That even when you "loose your figure" during pregnancy you still make yourself pretty and well-kept to make me happy

  • That you try to find ways to help people

  • When you take time to write people or call them to see how they are

  • That you don't get angry easily

  • That when you get angry, you don't pressure me with words. You just get really serious and quiet, and then I realize something is wrong. (Heh, heh...I never really thought of that as a good trait)

  • That you don't demand, you suggest

  • That you make sure to have my clothes clean and ready to go

  • How you organize everything in the house

  • When you make coffee for me (Oops!)

  • When you let me sleep in when you know I'm tired

  • Your initiative to get things done

  • That you're really talkative, even if I don't alway pay attention to what your saying. (Hah! )

  • When you play the violin (Aww... I didn't know that)

  • When you surprise me with cards or gifts

  • When you plan an outing

  • When you are really optimistic about my plans when we go out

  • When you explain to me if one of my ideas doesn't sound good to you and why

  • When you not only like my ideas, but you add on your ideas which almost always makes it better

  • That you are really patient with my ideas when they aren't the best or I mess up

  • I like you!

Awww, isn't he the best?? Talk about feeling uplifted in my daily living! :) Wait 'till you hear about how great he is!

Here's my list:

  • I like that I know I could write and write and still not come to an end of the things I love about you.

  • I love your heart--- faithful, strong and wonderful.

  • I like to see you when you are worshipping

  • I like your smile: big and innocent

  • I like that ever since I met you, you have been one of the most honest and sincere people I've ever met...and you continue to be that way to this day

  • I like how tall you are

  • I like it when you sing along with your music

  • I like how you are with Noah, the daddy you are. How fortunate our kids are!

  • I like that you make yourself something to eat when I am too busy or tired

  • I like that you are quick to learn

  • I like to hear you laugh really hard--like at one of your shows or when something unexpectedly strikes you funny

  • I like how sexy you look when you are washing dishes. (He didn't like this one)

  • I like it when you surprise me with little gifts (Like you did on my birthday!)

  • I like the line in your chin

  • I like spending time together--just the 2 of us--chatting

  • I like to remember funny things we've gone through together or jokes you've told me--it makes me laugh, even days later
  • I love to see you living out your calling: ministering to people. You are so good at it.

  • I love your humility. You do things that would embaress other people to do, but you do it because you know it's the right thing to do and I learn so much from you

  • I love your strength of character

  • I like that you are sensitive to the needs of others.

  • I like your clear perspective. You always help me see things more cleary/calmly.

  • I like that I can rest in your love

  • I like your sense of humor

  • I like how your mind works--that you are good at fixing things

  • I like that you're patient

  • I like that when I ask you for advice, you always give me a really well-thought out answer, not just whatever pops in your head

  • I like that you let me arrange time to go out with friends or do stuff

  • I like that there are always new things to learn about you--your life, your personality, your likes/dislikes

  • I like that you too like to travel and explore new places

  • I like that you know how to put up with my craziness and rapid changes of opinion/idea... that you are my rock

  • I like that everyone that knows you respects and esteems you

  • I like that even though you are so strong you are always so gentle

  • I like to see how you are always growing/developing into the man/husband/father/missionary that God has made you to be

  • I like you!

I am so grateful that God has seen fit to so abundantly bless our lives with a happy, healthy marriage. I am also grateful knowing that while we are in His hand, we can look into the future with complete confidence and joy!