Oh How I Love Thee...

... let me count the ways...  Today's pick of the 50 Lists to Write to Lift Your Spirits is #13. Reasons Why You Love Your Significant Other.  Since our anniversary was not long ago I thought it would still be a good time to write this.  Of course there are MANY things I love about Joe and I don't want everyone to gag over a never ending list of qualities I'm sure many of you feel fit your significant other too so I will list my personal top 10 that I love.

1.  I love the way you love me.  Sappy enough to be a song lyric yet totally right.  I love the way Joe shows me he loves and cares for me.  It can be as simple as the dishes being done before I get home to buying dinner for me so I don't have to cook when I come home from work.  It's those little gestures that keep things interesting and exciting and constantly let me know I am special and on his mind.

2.  I love that Joe makes me feel beautiful.  I can be dressed down in sweats after a workout or dressed for a night on the town and he always says such nice things to let me know he thinks I'm pretty.

3.  I love that Joe makes life an adventure.  From planning surprise dinners out to fun ideas for future vacations he's always thinking of something new and interesting we can do together.  It's so nice that he really wants to keep that "first date" feeling alive.

4.  I love that we can talk about everything and anything.  Joe is always there to listen to me talk about the good and the bad.  He's always got a shoulder to cry on and he never makes me feel bad or stupid for feeling the way I do.  Plus it's nice to know he isn't hiding anything from me and I don't have to hide anything from him.

5.  I love that Joe plans for our future.  Everything from money matters to jobs and family.  No matter what obstacle we face or good fortune we come upon he always has a plan and helps me to feel that everything's going to be alright no matter what.

6.  I love that Joe can be silly with me.  There is definitely a time and place to act like adults but sometimes it's fun to do silly things or just laugh at what's going on.  He's going to make an excellent dad because I know he'd be the kind of dad to be right there playing with his child and their toys.

7.  I love that Joe has goals for himself.  It's one thing to plan for a future together but another to continually want to improve yourself and achieve more in your life.  I am a firm believer in goal setting and self improvement so to have someone to share our journey through life that has similar ambitions is awesome.

8.  I love that Joe always kisses me goodnight when he comes home from work.  Plus he always wants to make sure I made it home safe if I go somewhere and I know I can always count on him to do whatever it takes to keep me safe.  (Note to future individuals wanting to date our child you may come face to face with "that dad" sitting on the porch cleaning his shot gun.  HA HA HA!!!)

9.  I love that Joe is always engaged in our life.  From helping with wedding plans to the details about the baby.  He's not the type of guy who just says 'you figure it out I don't care what you do'.  He will give his opinion when asked and knows when it's important to be involved.  That kind of support is awesome.

10.  I love that Joe believes in me.  He encourages me to pursue the things that interest me and he wants me to succeed at anything I set out to accomplish.  He's always there so lend a listening ear or give me words of encouragement when I'm down.  To have someone who truly is your cheerleader and wants you to do well is so amazing.

Oh Joe I love you more and more every day we're together.  You are my best friend and I am thrilled to grow old with you.  

What do you love about your significant other?


  1. ah girl, this totally made me all teary eyed!

  2. Oh glad you read it. I am constantly amazed by how much more I can love the same person. I think it's truly a blessing when you find that someone who is perfect for you. We've had so much fun together and I know we'll keep having fun for as long as we can. :)

  3. What a cute post!! He sounds like a GREAT man! you picked a good one.

  4. That last comment is from Kaycee, not Lindsey. that is my sister and I am on her computer

  5. Hey Kaycee. You're so funny. Joe is definitely an amazing guy. I love him. :)

  6. I love you too babe!

  7. Oh Joe you are the bestest. :)


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