“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.” --Dereke Bruce

LIFE WITH LYNN


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day # 29 ("A Person I Love")
















(Me and my boy, in an earlier photo!)

This post was hard AND easy.

"Hard" because I love so many people...how to chose?!  I love my two children, my mother, my sisters, my niece, my nephews, my brothers-in-law, my great nephews... and so many dear and wonderful friends who feel like family.

But really, once I really thought about it, it got pretty easy -- and one familiar, smiling face kept coming to my mind... that of my husband, Barry.

We've been together (well) over 30 years now.  We were high school sweethearts... got married (very!) young, had a baby right away and another 9 years later.  We worked hard to build a home and a life together.   We've had our ups and downs, it's true... and it hasn't all been easy.  But through it all, our mutual love and commitment to each other has been like a glue that holds us tight.

My husband is wonderful -- easy-going, hard-working, quiet, and FUNNY.  He can build or fix anything, and he is what I proudly refer to as a "Finisher".  If he starts a project, he finishes the project... and it is done well, done right and done fast.   (And yeah, baby, I *LOVE* THAT!)

He's also adorably handsome, and I truly am so thankful to have him be "mine".  I have honestly never known anyone else I would rather share my life with.

Here are some pictures of my boy... "through the years"...













This is us... I was 15, he was 16!
Married now!





























When I reflect on our lives together, I think that the greatest gifts he has ever given me have been his unfailing loyalty, and unconditional love.  Really.  I have never had to doubt his love or commitment to me or our family.  He loves me no matter what, and I am 100% confident in this.  Bad hair day?  Bad mood day?  Up a few pounds?  Down a few pounds?  Sick as a dog?  Cranky as a crab?  No make-up?  No dinner?  No matter.  Really.  He calls me "Peanut" and "Lovie",  and he tells me every day that he loves me and that I'm "beautiful". 

There's a song by Martina McBride called, "My Baby Loves Me Just the Way that I Am"... and I always think of him when I hear it.  Every girl should be loved like this.

MY BABY LOVES ME JUST THE WAY THAT I AM
-- Martina McBride

Don't need no copy of Vogue magazine
Don't need to dress like no beauty queen
High heels or sneakers he don't give a damn
My baby loves me just the way that I am
My baby loves me just the way that I am

He never tells me I'm not good enough

Just gives me unconditional love
He loves me tender and he loves me mad
He loves me silly and he loves me sad

He thinks I'm pretty, he thinks I'm smart

He likes my nerve but he loves my heart
He's always sayin' he's my biggest fan
My baby loves me just the way that I am
My baby loves me just the way that I am

When there's dark clouds in my eyes

He just sits back and lets 'em roll on by
Come in like a lion, go out like a lamb
My baby loves me just the way that I am
My baby loves me just the way that I am

He thinks I'm pretty, he thinks I'm smart

He likes my nerve but he loves my heart
He's always sayin' he's my biggest fan
My baby loves me just the way that I am
My baby loves me just the way that I am


Hear it and watch the video here:


I love you back, baby.  Forever.  xoxoxo

2 comments:

  1. I have LOVED your 30-DAY Blog!
    Thank you for the tribute to Barry. He is WAAAYYYY more handsome than Richcard Gere!
    Hope all your dreams come true.
    I wish you and Barry would get about 1/100 of the joy two have brought others, beacuse with that much joy you would get your ring, Barry would get to the warm beaches and water, and you would not have to sand the living room floor on your hands and knees!
    Love you so much. Thanks for a fun 30 days.
    Sissy

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  2. Deeeeeear Sweeeeet Seeeester,
    THANK YOU so much for the heartwarming comment, I really appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the 30-day blog challenge... maybe I'll do it again sometime!
    I love you so much, too! xoxoxo
    Lynnie

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