this one's for you

Dear man o' mine,

Life with you has always been everything but boring.  You can make me laugh until my sides hurt, and make me smile when all I really want to do is give you a good tongue lashing.  You surprise me, inspire me, dare me, and love me completely (because you never do anything half-way).

I know life's been crazy busy lately, with babies crying around the clock, diapers coming out of our ears, and little ones climbing the walls.  Oh and did I tell you that I finally found the handle to the bathroom faucet in the twin's room?  This is our life.  It makes the rare moments we have alone together that much more special.  Last weekend was one of them.

I fell in love with you all over again.  For the millionth time.  It's the little things you do every day that melt my heart.  And it's those moments we walk hand in hand in a crowd of people and see only each other that make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

So, thank you.  Thank you for sharing your favorite sushi rolls with me.  For going to art exhibits and furniture stores.  For being honest.  Always honest.  For holding our baby through his fussiest times.  For taking all of our kids four-wheeling.  For being such a passionate husband and a stellar dad.

And one of these days, we'll own that jeepster commander that we've always dreamed about.

All my Love,

Rubie your Joye

P.S.  I heard our "newest" song on the radio today and I couldn't stop smiling.  And it made me want to go read our box of love letters because I'm sure we wrote that song.


carissa @ lowercase letters said...

such a sweet tribute to your man! what a blessing it is to have such a lovingly sweet and caring hubby!!! i'm so thankful for mine, too! lucky is the sweetest song. you inspired me to write my mr. a love letter. : )

Miss Anne said...

you truly are a joy.
that was so sweet.
no doubt your big ♥ shines brightly each day.


Julie said...

That was beautiful. I love reading about relationships that work. God is good!!

Leah said...

Oh WOW - that was so lovely; what a blessed husband he is :) Now I really miss my gorgeous hubby, he's away in South Africa till Monday...(sob)

Amazing blog btw, glad I 'found' you!!

PaisleyJade said...

SO sweet!!!

Michela said...

So sweet! And it's so true, isn't it, that the sweetest moments are often the ones that we find amidst the stresses of life! God has a way of providing those moments, I think. =)

Lauren said...

oh my goodness... my eyes are brimming... so beautiful!!!

Thank you for letting us have a glimpse of your beautifully God given love story! :)

Loren said...

Oh Joye ~ what a beautiful post to your honey! Isn't it just so amazing how the Lord made him JUST FOR YOU!!! He loves you sooo very much to bless you with your perfect man, so kind, so tender and yet your very best friend here on earth! I know because HE has done the same for me and even before I clicked on the song I wondered if it was that song! I sent this song to my DH last summer as I was in Florida caring for my Dad when he was dying of cancer. This song made me cry all the time yet reminded me HOW VERY BLESSED I AM to have such a WONDERFUL GODLY MAN to love me and lead our family as the Lord wishes for him to do!

Love and Hugs

Leah said...

Hey again Joye - thanks for your sweet comments and popping over to see me; oh and with regards your comment about slings, I find that a wrap is perfect for strapping a floppy newborn to you...even safe when you're chasing after toddlers! Check out here: http://didymos.de/english/index.php?gclid=CMLr-vXrmqECFZFh4wodjhA2OQ these are the 'cream of the crop' but you can get cheaper ones that are just as good...let me know how you get on :)

Anonymous said...

oh I am so getting this!
so so so very very special this kind of love
thank you for sharing this
in a world were this is hard to see..it is good to shine this light of committed love for all to view...it IS real
dreams do come true
much love to you and your hubby on your journey of committed love!
love and light

Laura said...

What a sweet post.

I wanted to let you know that I gave you the sunshine award over on my blog!

Mich said...

So beautiful.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love how you share your love...you are beautiful, sweet Joye...

Kate said...

So sweet! I got goosebumps reading this, your love is just gushing out, I love it!!

Catherine Anne said...

Love this post!!!!

Tracy said...

In the blog world, these are my favorite posts. It makes me fall in love with my husband more and more when I read them. Thank you for sharing your marriage with us in such an encouraging way.



Sara said...

Ahhh, Loving it friend!

Joye, I wanted to thank you for being a part of my first year of blogging! What a wonderful year it has been. I'm throwing a little party and as an honored guest, I would love for you to stop by and share a highlight of your year with all of us.


Cactus Happy,


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