1 - He is tall, dark, and handsome! Here we are on our wedding day eight years ago - see for yourself, isn't he adorable???
2 - He compliments me often, even when I am hugely pregnant, wearing no makeup, or have gained a few pounds. His compliments are genuine and sincere, and make me feel really good about myself.
3 - He LOVES his children. Loves them. And he tells them every single day. When they grow up, they will remember their dad being very loving towards them, and that makes me very happy. He will often get tears in his eyes when he's talking about his kids.
4 - He loves my daughter Lindsey as his own. He is technically her stepdad, but he never says that she is his stepdaughter. She is his daughter in every possible way. I could never put into words how thankful I am for this.
5 - A few weeks ago, he took our six year old daughter on a date. She chose an expensive steak house type restaurant to go to (even though she is a vegetarian - she wanted their salad and mashed potatoes!) so that's where they went. He came to the front door to pick her up and brought her flowers, and took her to the bookstore afterwards. He is teaching her the way boys and men should treat her, and I love him for that.
6 - He works extremely hard for our family so that I can have my dream job of staying home with my kids. I feel so lucky that he wants me to stay home and that he supports me in doing so. He also listens and seems interested when I tell him about all of the "mundane" details of my day as a stay at home mom. He's only asked me what I do all day a few times - haha!
7 - He is not a romantic per se, but he does some really romantic things. When I walked downstairs on our anniversary, there were a dozen red roses waiting for me, and the sweetest card I've ever gotten from anyone. He always writes a note to me in every card he gives me and I will cherish those little notes forever. Several years ago he left me little "love notes" all over the house - I found them in drawers, cabinets, stuck to the mirror in the bathroom, etc.
8 - He is not afraid to be silly and act like a kid. He makes up songs and dances and acts crazy often. He also plays on the playground like a ten year old. I love that.
So, there are eight of the (millions) of reasons I love my husband. I feel so lucky to be married to such a wonderful man!
Happy anniversary, Rodney! I love you!!!