Friday, February 12, 2010

My Sweet Valentine

Since this is Valentines weekend, I thought I would take a break from Deployment Projects and tell you about my sweet Valentine.  We will not be together to celebrate, no romantic date, no babysitter, but I know that if he was here, he take care of all that and more!  He's so good to me.  He thought ahead and sent my Valentines card out 2 weeks before Valentines just so I would have it in time - - it got here in 3 days!  He is so awesome!

We have the best story of how we met...

It was 1996, and I was a freshman in college.  I was 845 miles (or 15 hours however you want to look at it) from home.  I was homesick.  I was completely out of my comfort zone.  And, I was painfully shy.  I had a good group of friends that I hung out with, but on this particular day, none of them were in the dining room when I went in for lunch.  I chose an emptly table and resolved to eat as quickly as I could and get out of there.  I was was about halfway through my meal, when this guy that I did not know came and sat down next to me.  Now a normal person would have introduced themselves at this point, but not handsome hubby!  He sat down next to me, grabbed my arm and promptly bit it - - -not a little nibble - - -a big gung-ho bite!  Then he gave one of his infamously loud laughs, "Ha Ha Ha...Hi my name is Handsome Hubby who are you?"  Scared me to death!  This guy was different -   and to me, he was very scary!  I immediately got out of my seat, picked up my lunch tray, and headed for the door!! 

The next three months were spent with him hanging around with my friends, and me being the meanest I have ever been to someone.  I did not like him.  I did not want to be near him.  If he sat down next to me, I moved seats.  If he tried talking to me, I left.  I was downright mean and nasty!  Finally my friends pulled me aside and told me I needed to at least be civil.  To stay in my seat, at least say, "hi."  And one day soon after that, I did.  I stayed in my seat when he sat next to me.  I talked to him when he asked me a question - -- - and before long, I realized that I had been acting horribly to the best guy on campus.  It didn't take long for the two of us to start dating - - although the jury is still out on when we actually started dating.  I say one thing, he says another!  We started spending all our spare time together.  Before I met Handsome Hubby, I hadn't skipped a day of classes.  Once we started dating, I used every available skip.  It is obvious. if you look at my college transcript, to see exactly when we started dating.  I went from straight A's to B's!  He was worth every skip!

Eight months later, when we were home visiting our families for Christmas, Handsome Hubby proposed and of course I said yes!!  We were married the following July on what I believe was the hottest day that summer!!!  Twelve and a half years later, 2 kiddos, 3 plus deployments, and too many moves to count - he is still the love of my life.
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He's tender and caring.

He's sensative.

He cares about other people and investing in them.

He's handsome!

He sacraficing

He held my hand first!

He's my hero.

He enjoys life.

He's dedicated.

He makes me go to bed on time and when he's not here, I stay up way too late!

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He's my best friend.

He's loyal.

He's the best dad

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He's got a great laugh! 

He's strong. 
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He's who my son wants to mirror.

He's the one I can't wait to spend time with every day

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He's the one I want to get into trouble with

He's my earthly example of God's sacraficial love

He's the best thing that ever bit me!!

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I love you baby -- Happy Valentines Day

All photos with MJP - Sunflower Studios under them are from Missie Jurick Photography - Sunflower Studios...Check out her great site here!!


Anonymous said...

My dearest Sweet Pea, I so don't deserve your words. I love you so much and you are the love of my life. I miss you terribly. I miss those precious kiddos. And most importantly, please always remember that you held my hand first! I love you more!

angie said...

You guys are one of my favorite couples (and I only have two couples on that list)! Love how you guys make each other shine and bring out the best in each other!! Happy Valentine's to you both. By the way, your post reminded me of when you guys were dating and my Valentine wasn't around--Jason was so thoughtful to make sure that I got a Valentine's card in my mailbox that day. Great guy! Glad you decided not to be mean to him anymore. :)

-Adrienne said...


Amy Jo said...

LOL. "He's the best thing that ever bit me." That's hilarious! I would have been mean to him too....did he bite a lot of girls in college or were you special? Sounds like a great guy, and I"m sure it's hard to be apart. Good job keeping busy and numbering your projects!

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