Monday, November 8, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen:  Someone or something you couldn't live without.

Love puts the music in laughter
the beauty in song,
the warmth in a shoulder,
the gentle in strong...

Love puts the magic in memories,
the sunshine in skies,
the gladness in giving,
the starlight in eyes...

Love puts the fun in together, 
the sad in apart,
the hope in tomorrow,
the joy in our heart.

Pooldad, I love you.  So much more than I think you will ever know.  It has been a heck of a ride these past 16 years, eh Bud?

I have no idea where I would be all these years later without you. I know we talk about us not meeting sooner, but I don't think you would've been able to take a 3rd grader to your HS Senior Prom. Additionally I think we agreed that my Dad might've frowned a weeeeee little bit at the idea of someone who was getting ready to celebrate 3 decades escorting his college freshman daughter to the Governor's Ball. [For those unable to do super, quick math - ME! - We are 10 years apart in age.  He is the old one. I got the trophy wife status. ::wink::]

We met at the right time.  The right time for us.

It has been interesting, no doubt.  Do I regret any of it?  Not much, but I would be remiss if I didn't say sure to some of it - SR and Deb weren't exactly the packages we needed to carry along with our new marriage, four kids and a new baby - but we weathered that.  The court, the child support, the moving, the taxes, the family turmoil.  We got through, didn't we?  I think back and sometimes realize the best thing I can say is "Well, at least neither one of us ended up in jail."  Hee.  

Our happiness is thanks to you.  Pooldad - you have always taken care of me.  You made me strong.  Showed me what real happiness is.  You taught me how to laugh.  Oh, hoo boy - can you make me laugh sweetheart.  No one in the world makes me laugh like you do. I like that you are the one person in the whole, wide world that doesn't think my laugh is scary or heinous - you love to make me laugh.  Best gift, next to Wallene, I think, you have ever given me.

I love to laugh and you give me that in buckets.

The last few years have been our hardest - but I don't grieve about them. I am just scared.  Scared if I don't have you.  You do everything for me.  Everything.  It will sound silly to list all of the things, but I want everyone to know what it is you do for me.  First - you go to work everyday - same career for 33 years and you rock at it.  I am so proud of you.  You never cease to amaze me that you love your job - after all this time.  After working all the hours you do, you come home and shop, cook, clean, wash clothes, walk the dogs and love on me.  You change schedules to accommodate my desires, the childrens' needs or your parents' requests.  You never fail any of us. Any one of us.

I am SO proud of you.

I don't know how you do it, but you do.  I am afraid if I ever lost you I couldn't do any of it without you here.   

I can't say I couldn't live without you, as the question asked.  I have our children to think of, but I know, without a doubt, I wouldn't want to live without you. Ever.

You are my hero, my best friend and the very love of my life.  There was never anyone like you before and there will not be anyone after you.

God made one of you and he gifted me.  I feel like the luckiest woman in the world - of that there is no question.

Thank you S.  I could say that a thousand times and it will never be enough for everything you have ever given me.

Let's goof with the wedding band again, shall we?
I promise I am not trying to lose it.
It's a concept.
Stop laughing.  You know what I mean.

I love you truly baby.



RV Vagabonds said...

Beautifully said, especially so early/late? in the morning/evening. The loves shines through. You are a lucky couple.

word vert: inyworse. The pessimist asked, "can it get inyworse?"

Barbara said...

That was beautiful. Simply beautiful. What a loving post. I could feel the love while reading, made me feel very warm and happy inside. Sounds like you have a very wonderful and loving man. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Linda in New Mexico said...

You and Pooldad are so great together. This was a wonderful tribute to that love. The Olde Bagg

Bouncin' Barb said...

Fantastic...simply and utterly fantastic. Isn't being that much in love the best? Everyone should have this kind of love in their life. I had it with Rich and I will cherish the 23 wonderful years we had. Your hub sounds almost as great as you! Hugs to you my friend! said...

What a wonderful tribute to the love of your life!

My husband is 8 years older than me, and we didn't meet until I was 32 and he was 40 - and I think we met at just the right time in both of our lives!

Great post - made me smile!

Life in the mom lane said...

AWWWWW... how wonderful! Congratulations! Isn't it wonderful when you have a partner who loves you warts & all! This made me teary eyed!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that is just be-you-tee-ful. you got a jewel, that is for sure.

Jeannie said...


ANichols.Too said...

Awww! :)

Glad you get to have "one of those" relationships. Used to not think they existed, but ever since finding one myself...if I could wish one thing for everyone in the world, it would be the chance to experience a truly wonderful relationship with a truly wonderful person.

Khadra said...

You're both very lucky to have each other :)

TinaM said...

hi skippy! i am all caught up, missed some great post, this one included!
thank u 4 sharing what your day is like, makes me sad and also admire u even more for being the skippymom we all love.
u have great legs!!!

Yum Yucky said...

Are my eyes supposed to get all watery like this. Oh gawsh, I'm all watery again. Tissues, please.

Amy said...

That was beautiful. You two are a great couple.

hed. said...

I needed to read this today. I'm so glad you found "the one" Skippy :)

Hed hed down under

Michaela said...

You know, Skippy you are on very lucky (and deserving) gal. I am glad to say I feel EXACTLY the same about my hubby. I love your poem. Wow!!!! You are SO talented!!!! I am so very happy for you. xxxooo

SkippyMom said...

Hey Mich - I didn't write the poem - thanks for the compliment tho'! :)

It is a wall hanging in my kitchen that someone gave me a long time ago. It only has the initials jh at the end, no other reference or title to look it up, but it really reminds me of Pooldad. :)