Wednesday, June 1, 2011

26 Reasons I'm Glad I Said Yes

Today marks 26 years since my sweet husband drove this very young, scared, sobbing girl away from her parents’ farm. I am so glad he didn’t just turn around and take me back, even though I was a complete basket case.

B, this is for you. I’m so glad I said yes.

1. You didn’t turn around.
2. You dried my tears.
3. You took my hand.
4. You kept driving.
5. You like 70’s and 80’s rock music . . . turned up real loud.
6. You tolerate my music too.
7. You grabbed a sleeping bag and a backpack and discovered all the joys of my favorite place along with me.
8. You never complained about the youth hostels.
9. You let me go to grad school first.
10. You’re the smartest man I know. (And I mean that.)
11. Kate.
12. Caroline.
13. Julia.
14. You’re a great dad.
15. You make me laugh every day.
16. You turn your cell phone off on the weekends.
17. You like to travel (or at least you pretend you do to put up with my obsession).
18. You’re still so handsome.
19. You listen.
20. You encourage me.
21. You believe in me.
22. You love God more than me.
23. You quote movies.
24. Your favorite is "Braveheart."
25. You watch chick flicks with me.
26. And just like at the end of “You've Got Mail,”

. . . I’m so glad it was you.



  1. Awwww... I just love this. I may have to "borrow" the idea on August 5th. :-) I'll only have to come up with 16 reasons, though.

  2. Very sweet. Those are some great reasons.
    Nice to hear!

  3. Gorgeous post.
    It will be 25
    years for us in
    September. I hope
    I remember this
    post and can do
    something similar
    for my hubby. It
    sounds like you
    are a wonderful match.
    Happy Anniversary!
    xx Suzanne

  4. Go, B. Congrats to both of you. This is a fun list . . . I better start working on mine. I need 34 things (or is it 35.)

    Happy Anniversary.


  5. Aaaah, that's so lovely. What a beautiful list. And I just have to say again that I completely and utterly adored your Family series. Really! Thank you so much for taking the time to put it together.


  6. Happy Anniversary! We celebrate 20 in July...

  7. That's so sweet! Happy anniversary.

  8. Congrats on 26 years! I remember it like it was yesterday (seriously!). You've done pretty well for the couple who fought ALL THE TIME! (perhaps that was the key to marital bliss). And yes, you were a blubbering mess!!