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Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Leo!

Today is Leo's birthday. In the spirit of what I have done on previous posts, this post will be dedicated to him. I know it goes without saying but I love him. Plain and simple. Here are some reasons why I do:

1.) I love when we are in the midst of chaos and he looks over to me and winks or smiles. It's like we are in on our own secret.

2.) I love how nonjudgemental he is and how he really does get along with everyone. Whenever dealing with people that are annoying, he'll just say, "That's just how he/she is."

3.) I love that he loves my cooking.

4.) I love that he gives Gia a bath every night without complaining. He was always like that, even when the other three were little. He was in charge of the bath.

5.) I love that he doesn't take himself too seriously and will act goofy with the kids (or really anyone).

6.) I love how much he loves coaching. He's a great coach, one that I would love for my kids to have even if he wasn't their father.

7.) I love that he has no idea how great of a guy he is. He isn't boastful or prideful or even aware of how drawn people are to him.

8.) I love how loyal he is. He is from the frame of mind that if it is broken, you fix it (when he fixes it is another story). You don't just get rid of it and get a new one which bodes well for me in the future. When we are together, he makes me feel like I am the only woman in the room and I love that.

9.) He is the strongest guy I know. We've made it through all that we have relying on his strength. I am lucky to have such big shoulders to lean on.

10.) I love that my heart still skips a beat when he walks in the room.

11.) I love that he plays with my hair every night before we go to sleep.

12.) I love he knows when I need a break or some space and tries very hard to give it to me.

13.) I love that he has supported every one of my dreams from growing our family to opening our house for a weekend tutoring class to writing the blog. He just rolls with it.

14.) I love that he really does not care what people think. In a world where everyone is in everyone's business and one-upping has become a past time, he really does not care what others are doing or what they think of him or his family. It is actually very refreshing.

15.) Very superficial but...he is HOT! He is hotter now than when I fell in love with him. What is hotter is that he was always one of those guys that never knew how good looking he was and he is still like that.

These are just some of the reasons I love him and today I'll be thinking about how lucky I was to walk out of that room at the same time he was walking out of the room next to mine back in 1988. It's been a wild ride so far and I look forward to many more years of chaos with him. Happy Birthday, Leo. Love you.

And if my computer was working, I'd put a picture of him right here but unfortunately no signs of life. I tried putting a link to the post, "The Reason I Can't Stay Mad" but I am on Leo's old computer and it won't let me view pictures or videos so I can't see if I did. There is a chance that a video posted twice. If so, someone let me know and I'll try and remove it.

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1 Comments:

At October 1, 2011 at 5:58 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

So what did you guys do to celebrate? Wish him a belated happy b-day for me. :)

 

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