To the type of husband who sneaks a cup of coffee onto the bathroom counter while you’re in the shower-
To the type of ‘band who pulls the stove out from the kitchen wall looking for the GFCI outlet, and lets you off the hook when you see a spider, no matter how dirty and dusty it is back there. You flip and dry heave, he remains calm and cleans the entire thing until sparkles-
To the dude who keeps all the plants alive in our house-
The the husband who brings home some nail clippers randomly one day from the store because he remembers yours got confiscated in the Cancun airport-
To the husband who can capture the perfect picture of your baby niece’s sparkly shoe on a skateboard
To the guy who lets you pick the Garden Salsa Sun chips even though he really wants the Harvest Cheddar-
To the husband who wakes up one day and with a tiny shovel rips out the front bushes or finds our screens in the garage-
To the guy who secretly fills up the humidifier when it’s my turn and I’m already in bed-
To the husband who leaves these in my car-
And this on my table-
For no reason at all.
To the husband who brings home an US weekly before a road trip because he thinks its the kind of magazine I like-
To the guy who walks into Charming Charlies, picks a colorful pair of sandals, and orders them in my size for an unexpected birthday surprise-
To the man who took me to the top of a 14-thousand foot mountain on our honeymoon-
To the guy who values everything I write and every pic I take-
To the husband who always offers me the last slice of pizza, the last bite of cookie, the last kernel of popcorn-
To my Friday morning egg-maker and my Sunday morning road-tripper-
4 thoughts on “For J, on his Day”
Brooke, that was such a nice tribute. Hope you’re doing well!
Tuesday at 8:41am
Awesome. Need a new word for glad – genius sentence. Blessings to you both!
Tuesday at 9:29am
your blogs always make me cry.
Tuesday at 1:40pm
i so love reading what you write…. but even more i love to see you how you and jeff love eachother! you both are such a blessing!
Sunday at 2:35pm