Friday, February 13, 2009

I Love You Because...

OK, guys... this ones going to be sappy, so you can leave now before you start to gag and hurl.

Are they gone? Ok then.....

I won't be around until Sunday evening because I am spending Saturday night and all of Sunday with my sweetheart, John. I'll be home sometime Sunday night. I have to be a cheap date this weekend because John is mucho broke since he missed 3 weeks of work due to his surgery. So it's pizza delivered and old movies on the DVD player. And that's fine with me! So with that being said, I love John because....

* you think I'm the best thing to come along since sliced bread.

* we are so much alike it's scary.

* we like all the same things... cherry pie, Star Wars movies, John Wayne, the list goes on and on.

* even after nearly 3 years, you can still make my heart beat faster just by walking in the room.

* you once showed up at my job with a dozen roses for no reason because you wanted everyone to know how you felt about me.

* you hold my hand in public all the time.

* you never let me walk on the street side of the sidewalk, just in case.

* you don't care when I don't shave my legs.

* when I had my cancer scare, you took me to the hospital for my surgery and stayed with me the whole time.

* you cried when I said I wouldn't bail on you when you found out you had cancer.

* because you tell me all the time how much you love me.

* you'll rub my back through an entire movie if I lean forward.

* you don't care that I gained some weight from stress.

* you want to get married yesterday.

* you aren't freaked out that I don't want to get married right now, or maybe never.

* you understand why.

* you treat me with respect always.

* you like my kids.... well 2 of them anyway. :)

* you served our country with honor for 20 years.

* you cry at movies.

* you open my car door for me, always.

* you put gas in my car. (that was huge when gas was $4.25 a gallon!)

* you don't fall asleep after, well... you know. ;)

* you make me feel like I'm 20 again.

OK, I could go on and on and on. They say love is sweeter the second time around, and I truly believe that now. I wish I had met this man 30-some years ago. I really believe we'd still be together today.

That's all. I'm finished. The others can come back in now.


Lilly said...

Oh that is the most adorable post ever. Now I am even in love with John. He sounds fantastic and have a great night. Pizza and DVDs sounds like the best anyway!!! You enjoy and have a great, great weekend. Love is grand, hang on tight! He is a keeper and he is lucky to have you too!!

PS I didnt gag once....

Eternal Lizdom said...

Best. Love. List. EVER!

That Janie Girl said...

Okay, Joanie girl. You rock.
And I like John, too.

Anonymous said...

So sweet. You deserve the happiness.

Mary Ellen said...

What a sweet post and what a great guy! I'm a sucker for a love story, and this one is a beauty!

Amy said...

Awww! I hope he reads this blog!

Unknown said...

You are so sweet! Truly, Joanie, you are just a doll. :))

Joanie said...

@Lilly, yeah, I think he's a keeper, too. Thanks. :)

@Liz, it was from the heart. what can I say? :)

@ Janie, thanks!

@Lisa, I'm just glad no one's gagging yet. Of course, I haven't heard from any of the men yet. :)

@ Mary Ellen, he IS a great guy! I'm very lucky to have found him.

@ Amy (TFFB), I printed a copy for him.

@ Amy (BWC) aw thanks!!

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Pseudo said...

Wishing you and John a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Awwwww! ;)

Garret said...

{gagging} Oh, was a cat hair in my tongue... I hate that. I have to remember to stop licking the cats....


Boozy Tooth said...

Well after THAT moving dedication, if you don't marry John, I WILL!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you two lovebirds. Enjoy the pizza. Life's simple pleasures are the best for a reason!

Joanie said...

@ goldensparks, thanks for reading my blog!

@ Pseudo, we did have a great weekend, and if I had known my daughter wouldn't be home tonight, i'd still be there!

@ Michelle, that's what he said when i gave him a copy of the post. :)

@ Garret, oh I knew I could count on your for a good gag! (literally!)

@ Alix, pizza was good, the old movies were terrific! (the quiet man, roman holiday and american in paris)

Charmaine said...

Awwww. I love him TOO!!!

You deserve it woman.

I wonder why your friend went crazy when she turned 50? I'm going through "the change" but I guess I didn't go crazy cuz that's where I started.

hee hee.

Charmaine said...

How do you use google analytic? Where do you paste the code?

Bella@That damn expat said...

I'm a little emotional today and you made my tear up a bit.

heather kathleen said...

does he have a brother????

ain't love grand?!

Joanie said...

@ Bella, AW!

@Heather oh his brother who's about 48 is soooo weird and not in a good way. I finally had to tell John I can't go to his brother's house any more because I get too grossed out (It's literally falling apart) There's a reason why he never married.

Queen Bee said...

I'm twenty something and I fall asleep after everything! I guess that doesn't say much about me as a romantic companion.

Anyway...that was wonderful. I hope you had an awesome weekend!

PS You have an award over at my place =)