Love (Coop) Thursday

Dear Coop,

Today is our anniversary. As always, after the holidays, our anniversary is slightly anti-climactic--I'm partied out and ready to dry out and get fit and eat salad. When I start craving salad, it is time for things to return to normal.

I know how you feel about public forums but I didn't want this day to go by without telling you that the last decade has been the happiest of my life so far. Thank you for this life you've given me--these amazing children, these hilarious pets, this big old drafty house. Thank you for making me laugh every single day. Thank you for being such a good kisser and for always keeping our electronic gizmos in top working condition. Thank you for the amazing, imaginative and involved father you are to our girls. Thank you for how hard you work. Thank you for your support and encouragement--your belief in me gives me wings.

The start of our next decade will bring a lot of change for all of us --the move and new job and new schools and new friends. It's going to be great and exciting and full of new opportunities to stretch and grow.

There are some things that will never change, though. Like the way my heart still skips a beat when I see you come through the door. Like the way I know that home, for me, is where you are. Like the way you inspire me to try to be a better person. Like the way I feel about you. Like the way my hand fits perfectly in yours.

I love you, Coopy. I'm so glad we found each other. I wouldn't want to walk through this world with anyone but you. You are the best man I know.

love,
Barb

Comments

He's gonna be upset with that "Coopy," now isn't he? In public?

And now I have to feel guilty about not doing something similar...sigh...
Ei said…
Awww...my crusty old heart is melting. Happy Anniversary!
KnitFloozy said…
Awwwww!!!! that is soooo sweet....
LaDonna said…
Ei, your heart isn't as crusty as you like to think it is!

Happy Anniversary, Barb! What a sweet letter. "Coopy" is going to love it.
N. Maria said…
Happy, Happy Anniversary Barb 'n Coop!
Your words reminded me of an old George Jones song, "Walk through this world with me..."
deb said…
Happy Anniversary, Barb and Coop!
Now there's the writer I know. The one who makes my eyes well up in just a couple of sentences. Beautiful.

Happy Anniversary darlin'...and to Coopy too!
Liz in Ink said…
Aw, man.
I have been sooooooo behind on my blog reading so I just went way back to the last one of yours that I'd read and I read 'em all forward (I laughed... I cried...) and then you wrap it up with this doozy? After the diamond on Christmas? I'm dying over here...
DK said…
Awwwwww. Congrats!
Hahn at Home said…
Happy A! There is nothing like having that feeling after all those years. Of course, in my case, I got over it.
Sue said…
Sniffle, sniffle. This was SO sweet. I think it's the least sarcastic post I've ever seen from you Barb. SNAP OUT OF IT WOMAN! (kidding, I love it - er, not that it matters what I think - er, oh, never mind...)