Ever After



True Love

Posted in: Bryan, Lori

Love is . . .

  • patient and love is kind (1 Cor. 13:4-7).
  • putting out the trash cans.
  • putting down the toilet seat.
  • carrying down the heavy baskets of dirty laundry on Monday morning.
  • holding your tongue when, for the umpteenth time, your wife questions your love for her because you agonized so long over the decision to marry her.
  • holding your wife’s hair back when she is suffering from morning sickness or the stomach flu.
  • cleaning up from the stomach flu.
  • holding hands.
  • changing dirty diapers.
  • giving a hug even when you’re mad.
  • daily phone calls.
  • emptying the trashcan even when you think your wife should be able to stomp on the trash and fit a little more in.
  • putting a new liner in the trashcan.
  • an evening of American Pickers and Blue Diamond Almonds.
  • sleeping in the guest room so that The Littles can have cuddle time with mom.
  • scrubbing the shower.
  • putting your dirty clothes in the hamper instead of the floor.
  • buying a wedding ring for your wife even though you didn’t want to.
  • shaving your head before it looks scruffy.
  • using deodorant daily.
  • brushing your teeth more than you think you need to because your wife likes minty breath.
  • going to estate sales and patiently watching the kids so your wife can browse at her leisure.
  • not complaining when your wife buys things at estate sales.
  • bravely breaking out of “holding patterns.”
  • Quiddler.
  • Mother’s Night Out.
  • not chomping ice in your wife’s ear.
  • Cristina’s when you’d rather have Market Street.
  • overlooking the dirty dishes in the sink.
  • washing the dirty dishes in the sink.
  • putting up with an elderly cat.
  • comforting your wife when her elderly cat died.
  • trips to the ER with your wife after Tad was born.
  • eating mediocre beef stew.
  • never giving your wife a reason to doubt your fidelity.
  • Text Twist.
  • doing yard work.
  • hiring Mario to do the yard work.
  • learning how to grow a garden.
  • being frugal.
  • knowing when not to be frugal.
  • Half-Price Books.
  • helping with Math homework.
  • giving an opinion.
  • knowing when to stay silent.
  • hanging doors together.
  • supporting our family even when the job is stressful.
  • letting your wife pluck your old man eyebrows.
  • taking family pictures.
  • smiling when taking family pictures.
  • late-night surprise stops for frozen yogurt.
  • letting your wife wear your sweats and gym socks.
  • BLT.
  • writing notes to your wife and leaving them in unexpected places.
  • using the yellow towel and not the blue one.
  • cleaning the top of the ceiling fans without being asked.
  • not answering the phone at the dinner table.
  • knowing when to set the family history work aside and pay attention to your wife.
  • eternal.


  • Comment by Deanna — February 20, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    Isn’t it awesome to have a wonderful hubby! I’m grateful for mine too – and grateful to know that yours is looking out for you while I’m all the way up here.

  • Comment by Lindsay — February 22, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    I love this! You two are a great couple. I’m so glad that you have each other 🙂 Love you, cousins!

  • Comment by Andrea — March 11, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    SO cute! I love seeing the quirky side of both of you. Thanks for making me smile & want to write my own list!

  • Comment by cheryl bass — March 19, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Oh, that is lovely! I love that list. I want to remember to make one next Valentine’s Day. BTW, I pluck his “old man eyebrows”, too. He wouldn’t want anyone to know about my social grooming, though! 🙂

  • Comment by Mar~ — April 7, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Love is writing a beautiful tribute to your hubby.

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