February 12, 2010

The post in which I go all sentimental...

The nearness of Valentine’s Day and my 9 year wedding anniversary has me thinking about this man that I love so much. The man that has been in my life since I was 15 years old when he asked me to “go out” with him. We’re a rare story, the Television Man and I. Not many high school sweethearts end up together for the long run – but we’ve proven to be the exception to that rule.

The Television Man is kind. He’s the kind of man that makes a friend wherever he goes. He’s never met a stranger and he’s not afraid to be the “new guy”. He’s funny and sarcastic and fun to be around. He can make anyone feel comfortable in any situation and he’s not afraid to be the rear end of the joke. In fact, he makes himself the joke a lot.

He loves things with a passion. If he loves something he loves it completely, overwhelmingly and obsessively. Whether it is his favorite vacation spot or me and the Toots – if he loves something no one has any doubt that he does.

He is my exact opposite and exactly the man I need in my life. While I would be happy to stay at home and worry all the time he’s always on the go and he has no idea what it means to worry or be anxious. God definitely knew what he was doing when he gave me the Television Man. He saves me from being a hermit.

He thinks I’m beautiful. I can have on no makeup and my hair can be absolutely insane and he’ll still talk about how pretty I am. He’s a little messed up that way – but it makes me feel special.

He is the most amazing Daddy in the world. I knew I loved him before we had Toots but the past 2 ½ years have proven how much I adore him. He loves her more than anything in the world. My husband doesn’t cry but just the sight of Tootsie-Dee in striped footy pajamas can bring tears to his eyes. He’s the kind of Daddy every child should be blessed with. He isn’t afraid to be silly with her. They have the most in depth conversations and her favorite times are her “dates” with Daddy.

He works hard so that I can be home with our baby girl. Even on the days he feels awful or he’s absolutely exhausted he goes to work and works hard just so I can be here with our small person every day. His work ethic and dedication is the example of what all men should be.

I love you, Television Man. Thank you for being mine.

(You would totally be the perfect man if you would just turn your shirts right side out when you put them in the laundry basket and if you would PLEASE stop leaving your toenails on the night stand. These are the two things that keep you on the same level as the rest of us.)


  1. Oh - - how sweet!! You've described our special boy perfectly!! :O) I, too, believe that God brought you two together. And little miss is a very lucky little girl indeed to have a mommy & daddy like you two! :O) I love you both so very much and could not be more proud of you. I wish you all the happiness in the world as you continue your wonderful adventure through life together! All my love, Mas, Granny, Cindy, whomever!! :O)

  2. Hey, I helped raise him.


    Television Man's Dad

  3. This is so precious.....I love you all!

  4. That is such a sweet post! I wish my husband would stop leaving his pants in the laundry with his underwear still inside!!! Ugh, that makes me a tiny bit upset sometimes when I have to pull them out, ha. I hope ya'll have a Happy Valentines Day!
    <3 Bon

    PS - I was in Conway last week & I can't believe how much it snowed!! Hope ya'll are keeping warm. It's going to be near 70 here in Vegas!

  5. I absolutely love this post. It totally brought tears to my eyes. How blessed you are to have him AND how blessed he is to have you too!! Such a beautiful family indeed.

    (and I'm glad you're finally back!! I got used to checking in every day!! :) )

  6. I am so happy knowing my "Baby Dee" is loved and loves so much. You have a rare and wonderful gift in your ability to love and to be able to allow someone to love you so much. Allowing, accepting and acknowledging that love from another is harder than loving the other person. The heart for love that you and this special man both have is a gift to your family and friends.

    By the way, don't sweat the toenails and shirt things. It's God's way of reminding us they are still stinky little boys at heart.

  7. Awe! That is so sweet! I especially like the little disclaimer at the end...LOL! That is hilarious and so true...it must be a guy thing! God truly knows who you were meant to be with and we are so blessed to have these men and daddies in our lives. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! <3 Becky