Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Valentine message

Dear Peter...
Once upon a time we embarrassed Abby (who was 12) by kissing on national television. At the risk of embarrassing somebody, somewhere, I’m posting this Valentine’s Day message--just some of the reasons that my life is so much richer with you than it was before we met 25 years ago.

* You have made me a stronger person, little by little, time and again.

* With my influence, you have become mellower. In other words, we’ve each made the other a better person.

* You consider it part of your job to chat up my bosses about how talented and clever I am.

* You see how things can be and encourage me to do the same rather than complain about how things are.

* You understood from the beginning that happiness in our life together would depend on making good use of the little moments...taking time, appreciating one another’s company.

* Most of our Great Adventures originated as your visions--including saving the carousel, publishing the book, becoming diehard baseball fans, and, most recently, becoming Wild Rumpus Daycare for Grandkids Only.

* Your talents complement mine, and we do great work together.

* You like my sense of humor...especially the snide streak that I keep mostly off the record.

* We share a language based on pop culture and family jokes (these flowers, for example, will always be "bleeding-heart liberals").

* You share my love of figure skating and brag to your friends that I “let” you watch sexy women in scanty costumes doing seductive dance routines. On ice. In slow motion.

* In so many ways, you are the nurturer in our relationship.

* You think I’m beautiful.

Happy Valentine's Day. Love, Nancy

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aw shucks honey. I love you, too. Thanks for the public display of affection.

I am your biggest fan. I recognize your talents, and love to acknowledge them both publicly and privately. But I claim no credit for them. You beat Bob Dylan in a talent contest and rose to national prominence in the women's movement long before you met me.

Sometimes YOU forget how wonderful you are. I consider it my job to remind you.

Thanks for sharing our great and small adventures with me.

And, yes, I think you are beautiful.---P

Kathy said...

You guys are making me cry this morning! So awesome. Congrats on the lovely "friendship"....enjoy your day!

DJan said...

How wonderful! You are very blessed to have such a sensitive and caring life partner. And he even commented on your post! Awesome! Ihope you both have a wonderful and exceptional day!!

Jeanie said...

A beautiful tribute to your relationship. Have a wonderful Valentine's day.

Ms Sparrow said...

Wow, you guys are really a lovely tribute to this day. I'm so happy you have each other.

Moogie said...

Sweet and romantic. Have a great day.

gayle said...

How sweet that you 2 found each other!!

Tracie said...

That is so sweet! I'm glad you guys found each other. I hope you had an awesome day!

Nancy said...

Congrats on a successful and mutually supportive relationship. Happy V Day!

UberGrumpy said...

That was warm and fuzzy! I'm off to hug Mrs G

Mrsblogalot said...

Ok this is the most beautiful love post ever!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments. I read a lot of blogs by people who are lonely, and even more by people who are in relationships I could never tolerate (often bitingly humorous, of course), and I decided it was time to celebrate the love and respect and mutual support we have managed to achieve!

JenJen said...

wow. I've read a few things lately that are really sticking with me. And? this one is added to the bucket.

Allyson said...

I'm having so much catching up on all of these Valentine's Day blogs...the luv is everywhere. You 2 are simply fantastic and a testament to what truly makes a good marriage (and it has nothing...or very little...to do with who empties the dishwasher or takes out the trash. It's awesome and I love it and I wish you many
more perfect Valentine's Days together!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well things are a little lovey dovey over here! You guys rock! I hope you had a wonderful Valentines day! You both should be enjoying the Olympics..with the figure skating..I am.. but their music could be better:)

The mad woman behind the blog said...

I think I just fell in love with both of you. Beautiful, Nancy. You both are so lucky to have each other.

And I have a little something for ya over at my place.

Joy said...

That's like the sweetest tribute ever! :O)

Stopping by from SITS!

AVY said...

Aaw, sweet.

Kitty Moore said...

That was beautiful as was his response! I want a relationship just like yours..

Kitty x

The Boob Nazi said...

I want to hear about this first story about embarrassing Abby!

"And so our stories go..." said...

Aw, how sweet. And what a lovely post.
Mary

Emma said...

That was lovely! Just wanted to let you know that I passed on a Beautiful Blog Award to you last night. Details are on my site if you care to pass on the bloggy love!

Louise said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt post. This would be something to work towards for all couples!

bettyl said...

That is a perfect Valentine! I might have to do a post like that on Hubby's birthday or Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy said...

Just lovely, glad I visited your site.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

JoeyRes said...

That's so wonderful! We all need the support of a biggest fan!

Linzi said...

Precious post!
Happy Saturday, SITSah!

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

What a wonderful post! I'm going to love looking through website. Happy Saturday sharefest from SITs

Brenda said...

What a beautiful tribute to your husband.

Visiting from BPOTW

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