Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I {heart} my husband

I saw this post over at Alexandra Rose and I just had to participate.  I don't talk a lot about my husband, but he deserves it.  He is my best friend and my number one fan.  And I haven't seen him in almost a month and I am kinda missin' him...

Now marriage is hard to begin with.  Now add another race.  How about another culture?  Yep, tougher.  Now add a third country that belongs to neither of us.  hmmmm... Now add another language and tons and tons of rain.  And then, just for good measure, throw in a 5 month old baby.  Now that is tough.

This was mine and Lavar's first year of marriage.  But we stuck it out and we are still hanging in there.  I wanted to dedicate a post to him today.  Because I miss him!  And he never reads this blog, so I can be extra sappy.  :)

This is my husband:
Dear Lavar,
You are the most awesome man I know.

I know that you don't beleive in soul mates and that is fine.  We will just stick with the 'no one else could handle you' theory.

You make me laugh like I never thought I could.  I always have the time of my life when I am with you.  I wish you would let other people see the funny side.  They all think I am crazy when I say 'no really, he is funny!'
ps. I was 15 weeks pregnant in the costume picture!
We haven't had anything easy.  Nothing handed to us.  That is how we know it is real.  We worked our butts off to stay in it.  No turning back now!

But I have never felt more secure in your love.  Thank you for never giving me a doubt.  

You might not always say the words 'I love you' or 'You're beautiful' but I know you believe them.  And because I know you, I don't need to hear them all the time.

Your theory: "I told you I loved you when I married you.  I will let you know if it changes!"  
(He is not that harsh, it is kinda a joke/kinda true!)

(Your son can give you a few pointers on the beautiful comments, FYI) 
You are an excellent father.  We didn't expect it when it came, and we had adjustments to make, but we did.  And I know you would lay down your life for your boys. 
 You work you little pa-tootie off for us.  Yes, you are living the dream, playing your favorite sport for a job, but I know it is hard work.  And you still find energy to come home and be a 'family man.'  Who woudda thunk, huh?
You clean up nice too...
Not to mention, we look good together...
No one said you were perfect, I married you eyes wide open.  But you work every day to be a better man, a better husband, and a better father.  I really couldn't ask for more!

And to top it all off, we created these little monsters.
Well done Simmonses!  Well done!

And just because I can...
They would both kill me, but neither of them read my blog. Their loss! LOL  At at 80's party a few years back.
 

28 comments:

Jennifer said...

Aw this is so great!! You do look good together! I can not believe some of the similarities in our guys! I'm always telling others how funny my hubby is...but only around me! And he is not romantic at all, and doesn't think he needs to say 'i love you' often either! I admire you for being ok with that! It's hard for me...I like to hear it! Great post girl!

Suze said...

Love this post...It is hard to get two cultures together and you guys do look good together...Good job on making it work, totally worth it!

Lindsay said...

What a sweet post! People in intercultural relationships (not to mention the extra challenges you guys had) do have to work so much harder. You are right when you say that overcoming all the challenges that are thrown at you lets you know just how real your love is! I am leaving my bf for about 6 weeks in August, and am already dreading how much I will miss him. Knowing that you can do it, and with two sweet little boys, is perfect inspiration for me!

♥ Miss Tea said...

awww i got teary eyed reading your post for your husband, lovely photos of your husband and you as well as the boys, i can relate to you in this post! i too married a man with different race and culture and also different religion, though i have not yet been blessed with a child, i hope someday i would get pregnant, btw you dont look pregnant in the pic costume party, you look gorgeous and both of you are so perfect together! xx Susan

Leslie said...

Loved your post! So sweet! You guys really do make a cute couple and you boys are simply studs. Marriage is never easy but it is totally worth it!

Grammy Goodwill said...

This post is so sweet. I love all the pictures of your hubby. (An old lady can look, right? hehehe) If you ever have a tough day, you can reread this post to recapture the good feelings.

Vanilla - notes from my closet said...

This is a wonderful post :) you do look great together and your boys are SO adorable :)

Love, Vanilla

http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Awwwwwwwww It's a good thing I believe in soulmates for you guys ;)

Mrs. Monologue said...

Yay, I loved this post. You have a beautiful family and it sounds like you have a wonderful husband.

P.S. that picture at the end is hilarious.

KY said...

Hahahahah! This is such a fantastic post!! I would love to do the same, but I feel like a lot of my blog is already dedicated to the good old TeejMeister. Maybe I'll post some embarrasing photos of him to spice things up ;)

You're a sweet wife and I hope the hubs happens to stumble upon this post :)

Mrs F. said...

Aw this post is so sweet! And your kids are adorable! :)

xoxo, Ana
My (Newly)Wed Life

Bevin @ allisbright.com said...

This is so sweet. I think you guys are one of the cutest couples ever..You do look good together!

MiMi said...

That is SO sweet! The pictures are great. :) You are a beautiful family. LOVE the 80's one. LOL!

Lindsay said...

So sweet!!! Love it Tal :-) you two have definitely made a beautiful family. You are so strong and I know you will make it through anything. :-)

Anna said...

What a sweet post. I'm not usually one for sappyness, but if this is your version of being sappy, i say go right ahead!

So great to get to know you and more about your life and your gorgeous little boys.

kathiza said...

Hi! Found you via the SITS Girls forum. Love your blog design and the pictures are great! (And of course I liked your elevator pitch which made me click your blog link ;-)

Everyday Mama said...

Stopping in from SITS! What a fantastic post to your husband...and what a beautiful family. Looking forward to following you and your adventures!

Megan said...

wooohooo im loving this :-) soo sweet to see how much love yall have for each other and how you overcame adversity and made two beautifullll children in the process :-)

Kristina said...

I just found you through Alexandra Rose. You two are adorable and I just love your story {I read your about moi}! Such an awesome story! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

so sunny. I love the real-ness of your love. so open and honest yet meaningful. It works for you and I like that. glad i have been able to get to know you!

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

such a cute post, you have a beautiful family!

Anna of IHOD said...

What a sweet post to your husband! A beautiful relationship:) You two are so cute together ....and your kids?!! OMG!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Nicole said...

Very sweet post!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

love that costume pic with you and hubby, you both look HOT. and pregnant to boot? sheesha you pretty thing :)

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

WOW on the costume pic! HOT MOMMA! Such a sweet post! Keep rockin on momma!

http://nateandkristine.blogspot.com/2011/04/jealousy-is-bad-bad-thing.html

Nay said...

This is my absolute favorite post so far!!!
Wish my hubby didn't randomly read my blog (never know when he will) cuz I would write a post too!
xoxo!

AlexandraRose said...

This was such a great post! I loved reading your story! Thanks for linking up!

Sarah said...

I love these photos - you are such an adorable couple (and family!) You guys give me hope - if you can find someone so perfect for you, then true love is definitely out there!

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