Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How Do I Love Thee...

...I could count alot of ways! On May 4th, Wade and I celebrated 12 years of marriage. I have been composing this post in my head for a while now, but due to a hectic end of school year, am just now getting it posted. Since we have been married for 12 years, I will list 12 reasons I love and appreciate my husband:

1. He takes care of me. When I am sick (or the boys are sick) he will go to the store at all hours of the night for medicine, 7-up, soup, crackers, you name it.

2. He always gets up for church on Sunday, even when he has worked all night and will only get 3 hours of sleep before he goes back to work.

3. He protects our family. One of Wade's friends in college once said that Wade is the type of guy who would never lose a fight. I feel safe when he is around.

4. He loved me when I was fat. He loves me now that I am "thin". The way he treats me has never changed.

5. He loves and gets along well with my family.

6. He loves and gets along well with his family.

7. He is a romantic. He wins in this area. He is much better at this than me.

8. He never complains if the house is dirty or if dinner is not ready. He has never placed demands on me.

9. He does the laundry.

10. He is an awesome daddy. He loves children, but none more than his own. He was made to be a daddy.

11. He loves the Lord and is teaching our children to love the Lord.

12. Nothing but God will ever come before his family. I am sure of this!

I thank God everyday for you, Wade. Happy Anniversary, honey. I love you!


Larissa said...

12 years! That is a long time! I still remember when y'all were dating! Happy Anniversary!

suzanne said...

I remember when your song was "The maker or keeper of the stars". I think that's right, but maybe I'm crazy. It's hard to believe that I was in your wedding 12 years ago; my how time flies. You have always been such a special friend, so congrats and I'm so happy for yalls family.

realitymomma said...

i was thinking the same as larissa. i remember you as a couple in college! you are a great couple. happy anniversary.

Darla said...

Man, 12 years that just makes me feel so old. I am so glad that God had a very special plan for you and Wade. You make the perfect pair. Reading all your 12 things just makes me realize how awesome my brother really is! You have been bleased! I Love you two. Also thanks for not posting the wedding group picture because I remember my hair was a little crazy.

Sherilyn said...

He's not only a great husband and dad but an extra special, wonderful son-in-law. I couldn't have special ordered a better one! Thanks for bringing him into the family!

Trisha said...

Wade, I'm glad Cherise wrote down all that stuff about you. From my perspective as friend, I'm thankful you are such a great husband/dad, and also thankful that you are in our family's lives too! It's so fun to see how my children love you, especially Olivia. What a blessing you are!

Cheryl said...

I love this post! Wade is a keeper...we've always thought so! I'm very thankful you have each other. And I'm so glad my kids have an Uncle Wade! He is a fave!!!
Love you both---

Mommysmart said...

Well, I am embarassed that I am 21 days late on this wish, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I still remember when you would come back from dates with Wade with that dreamy look in your eyes. Isn't it wonderful the way that God continues to give you those feelings for your soul mate. Only now all he has to do is the laundry to get that smile from you.

May God bless your marriage with many more happy years!

Happy Mama said...

What a sweet post! You two were always a great couple. I don't think I hardly said one name without the other! May God continue to bless your family! Congrats- how in the world has it been 12 years!?!