Daddy and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9.

It’s so cliche, but I have to admit, I love him more today than yesterday and I know tomorrow will be even more.  He may not be perfect, but there’s no doubt he’s perfect for me.

Here’s the top ten reasons I love him so:

  1. He lets me wear his last clean pair of PJ pants and doesn’t complain (too much) about the fact that I have plenty of my own in my drawer.  What?  His are just more comfy!
  2. When September 11th happened, I adopted a cat.  That cat of course had to have a friend.  When that friend died in our window well, he removed it and wouldn’t let me look.  I later thought I had to have a mini English bulldog to heal my heart after losing a baby just before we conceived Caterpillar.  Daddy lovingly changes the cat litter box weekly, and bathes Stinky McGoo without mentioning the fact that I have issues in the pet department.
  3. He lets me warm my icicle feet on his warm legs.  I also warm my hands on his belly at night.  That’s love.
  4. He’s the best Daddy I’ve ever seen.  Hands down.  And it’s pretty darned sexy.
  5. When I met him, he drank about a gallon of milk per day.  Cheese was also in on the action.  Almost a year ago, he drastically reduced his dairy so I wouldn’t have to listen to him snore at night.  It went away completely for a while, and now he doesn’t mind so much when I make him roll over the middle of the night.
  6. He lets me watch Food Network.  Ad naseum.  Even when it starts to repeat itself, I won’t change the channel.
  7. His job isn’t his dream job, but he goes in every day and makes the best of it.   He’s always been good at commitment.
  8. Even though he’s completely “in” when it comes to getting out of debt and into a better financial situation, he’s okay with me blowing the budget every now and again.
  9. He does laundry.  And dishes.  And toilets. And diapers. ’nuff said.
  10. He wants to have another baby.  He adores me and our family enough to want more.  He always says he wants three, and I’ve always said four.  I know when it comes down to it, if I wanted six, he’d go with it.  But, if in the end that’s not Gods plan, he’d be totally content with that too.  He loves us just  that much.

I love you, Daddy.  I can’t wait to see you tonight, and I’m looking forward to our traditional celebration during 5280 week!