December 19, 2008

Love Note to Straight Shooter

My Best Friend and Loving Wife,

After 17 years of marriage I wanted to write down my thoughts to tell you how much you mean to me. And post it for all of your bloggy friends to see. I searched through cards, books, and online to find the perfect words to describe my feelings for you. Nothing I read even came close, although, I did come across some pretty good porn sites.

There is no way to adequately express my feelings. Saying you are my best friend and loving wife is not enough, because you are more than that. I guess the only thing I can say is “I love you.”

Those are powerful words. Words I never say to anyone with any meaning behind them. I even go so far as to avoid them. But for you, they are the only words that I can think of using.

You hold my hand through sickness and health, and occasionally kick my ass when I whine a bit too much. You listen to me bitch and do not judge me for being an idiot. I find peace when I am around you. I draw on your incredible storehouse of strength. You keep me sane during periods of total insanity.

Moments I spend in your company may seem insignificant to you, but for me, they are life changing because I know I am safe. I was truly blessed the day I met you. You are the person I know I can turn to when I need help, or need to smile.

You are more stunning than I could ever describe. Whenever I look at you, I am overwhelmed with your beauty. You are perfect in every way. You are my angel. You allow me to be a part of your life. You allow me to be your friend. And on occasion you allow me to be your big studly man. (OK maybe not studly, or big anymore, and not nearly as often as you want, but you still let me be the MAN.) You listen and laugh with me, and more often than not, laugh at me. But that is ok, because I know I am a dork.

I know that I do not deserve you, but for whatever reason, God showed me a glimpse of heaven in your heart. You are the most amazing person I have ever known.

I love you. I will always love you.

Happy Anniversary Sweetie.

Sorry dudes, I know I broke the man code and did something romantic. Good luck on your efforts to measure up.


Anonymous said...

Wow that beats exchanging cards at Walmart then putting them back on the shelf like we do!
You two are a hoot! Love to be around you guys.
Happy Anniversary & may God bless you with another 50!
Merry Christmas,

faroutmom said...


just kidding...I got teary and everything...oh, alright, I needed a tissue.

Happy Anniversary to you both! We love you!

Unknown said...

Awww...that is so sweet. Happy Anniversary Shooters :)

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Love of My Life,
When I read this post I smiled, cried, cracked up. Thank you for sharing your heart. (And your twisted sense of humor.)
Although, I count MYSELF as the lucky one.
You are my most trusted confidant, my strength, my protector.
Of all the choices I've made in life, giving you the key to my heart has never been a mistake.
I love you, B.
P.S. To my friends and family: Yes this is all gag-a-rama, but I suppose we can handle it one day a year. Tomorrow we will be back to our sarcastic selves...

Anonymous said...

I envy your wonderful relationship.

So happy for you both.

ShEiLa said...

I am sure all of us women will benefit from the challenge for our husbands to be romantic to measure up to you. [the man code needs to be broken now & then]

This was so very sweet!

Usually SS doesn't like the sickeningly sweet mushy talk... but I am sure her heart is melting as she reads your words... either that or she is gagging.


Flea said...

I love it! But that last line to bloggy husbands canceled it out, dude.

Happy Anniversary!!!

Gordostyle said...


I'm bawling!


Sniff! Sniff!



Love it!

So glad you both found each other!

Amazing soul mates for sure!


Anonymous said...

Congrats! You two are awesome and I count you both a blessing in my life. Soul Sis

Rudy said...

Awwww!!! I love you guys. Happy Anniversary

Jenni said...

BE STILL MY HEART!! *fanning myself vigorously*


Unknown said...

Oh my! Happy late Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

You Totally wrote that, you know you did!

Naw, I believe it was him.

Very sweet.

Happy Anniversary and Merry Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

love it....

Unknown said...

Hey, where are you, girl?

Left you an award at my place. You'll love it. Come on over.