Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Two of my most favorite people...

My daughter Isabella Zara, and my husband Thomas "snuggle-cuddling" while watching tv together last night.

Princess
Isabella.....The Bella.....Bellerina....My Bellaboo....my third and long-awaited child. I had to wait so long for you to come into my life, and you've far surpassed all my hopes and dreams. You are so beautiful with your head full of curls and those green-green-green eyes you got from Daddy. The sound of your laughter is so infectious that surely world peace could be achieved if only everyone could hear it. I love how when you really smile, you crinkle up your nose just like me. Your skin is so fair as to be almost translucent, and yet so impossibly baby soft still and more fragrant than any exotic flower. I love how you give me "ten kisses, plus one more for good luck". We taught you the Kissing Game to work on your counting, but the "one more" was entirely your creation. I love how all you know of life is love. You are still so innocent to the harshness of this world, and although some day you will be hurt by it, I can rejoice that you have first had a firm foundation of love, affection, and unconditional acceptance. I love how music transports you, how it invades your soul, and propels you to dance. Watching you at your first ballet class nearly made my heart explode with joy and pride. I love your enthusiastic boldness for all things new and unexperienced. I love how you still think I have all the answers and can fix anything that goes wrong. I know that won't last so I am savoring every last drop of it now while I can! I love how your temple smells the sweetest, and I can feel your pulse with my lips when I kiss you there.....
...apparently Daddy knows this too! You are just my Princess and are adored as such. Some people say we "spoil" you.....but they're just morons who don't know nothin' 'bout nothin'!!!! It is too perfectly acceptable to buy you every Disney Princess thingy that comes down the road!!! Hello? It's for The Bella!!!!! Duh!!!

And then there is my husband, Thomas. Camouflage Husband, best friend, soul mate. You make me laugh every day, and in marriage that's a pretty effective tool for keeping a gal around!! You dazzle me with those green-green-green eyes you gave our daughter. Your strong arms make me feel more safe than anything, and I know you've been trained to kill to protect those you love. As the wife of a soldier I get to mess around with government property, and that never fails to thrill me!! I'm so proud of the work you do, and how even though you have to leave for a year at a time, repeatedly!, you are making history in preserving freedom around the world. I love watching you shave in the mornings; making faces at you in the mirror and how you pretend to be angry with me for doing it. I love how when I say, "Thomas, honey....I was thinking....", you just smile and really listen to me, and never roll your eyes at whatever hair-brained scheme I've come up with next. I love how having you in my life makes the journey an exciting, unexpected adventure instead of the "same ole, same ole" that others suffer with. I love how you smell so good and just so manly, disgusting flatulence excepted of course, without ever needing cologne. I love how you will go clothes shopping with me, while never letting it show that it's sucking your will to live. I love to watch you and Isabella play together; to see that overwhelming love in action. I love how you understand, or just accept, that yes, I really do need yet another pair of black pumps, kitchen gadget, piece of jewelry, box of stationary, workout video, purse, cross stitch kit, coffee mug, etc, etc, etc without a single upraised eyebrow or sarcastic comment. You are a man who understands that retail therapy is just something a woman needs sometimes. I love how you picked me, and me alone, above all others, to be your wife, to have and to hold, to love, honor and cherish, till death do us part.
My Favorites!!

So these are the things I think about when I have mornings like today. Mornings when you BOTH are acting like total brats and need just one good finger-flick to the forehead to help you snap outta your whiney, bratty moods. You are both too old for temper tantrums and y'all really make me wanna pull my hair out when you act that way - and first thing in the morning, when you know I'm not a morning person to begin with!!!!! GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! Please stop making be that person, that red-headed biotch who laser-eyes you and gets so mad she can't even remember your name! Don't make me angry! You won't like me when I'm ANGRY!!!!! Monster 2

*cleansing breath*
*refocusing*
*all that mumbo-jumbo-new-age-yoga crap I don't really believe in*

A-hem......yes....that is when I mentally step back and remember how much I love you, how much you bring to the table of our lives, how empty my life would be without you both. So no matter what, I will love you....more than the sun and the moon and the stars, forever and ever, amen!

But just so ya know, you guys can really work my nerves!!!!!! Grrr Jus' sayin'.

49 comments:

Deconstructing Jen said...

That was wonderful. :D I need to make that list for my kiddos and husband so I can pull it out when I'm pulling my hair out. Beautiful stuff. :D

merc3069 said...

I love this! My neice is named Bella, but I love the name Isabella Zara. Loving the blog, but not sure how to get in on all the contests.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOL... think good thoughts think good thoughts... that's what I tell myself... LOL... thanks for the laugh... perfect timing!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Momma Chae said...

:) I love the surprise ending. It was a nice slice of reality that we ALL go through. Major mushy love and a lot of eye rolling! :)

litanyofbritt said...

she's sweet. i love curly headed kiddos!!

KDLOST said...

that's right, girl... reeelll 'em in then boom pow SURPRISE! let em know how you feel! :) hehe- you're right, that was good stuff!

hope your day is going well...and that you don't have to use those lazer eyes anytime today. lol

cheers!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwwww what a loving post! Oh and about 'spoiling' her...you can NEVER EVER spoil a child with love too much! I'm allllll about spoiling that way! ;-)

~melody~

Kristina P. said...

Don't tell anyone, but I am out of Twilight love. I read the first two books, and they just aren't my thing.

And this post was so nice!

I'm adding you to my Reader. Thanks for giving me permission to stalk you. :)

Denise said...

Loved your post....I totally understand how you can completely love someone and still want to snap their heads off. And thanks for the follow!

AndBabyWillMake4 said...

I think sometimes you have to remember the good with the bad...you know to keep it all in perspective! It was a lovely post and thanks for stopping by my place!

The Wife O Riley said...

Beautiful Pictures!!! It hard to remember why they make you crazy when you go in and they are sleeping like angels. Then they wake up and the memory come flooding back instantly.

Love the Blog!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh...what a sweet post!

Mrs de Miranda said...

This is gorgeous!! I am so happy that you are so happy and that you recognize it in your life! I think that is so important not to take for granted the amazing people we have in our lives!

Diamond said...

What a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your daughter and husband :-).

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Amen to you, your family and your husband.

Bratty or not...

Jamie said...

I just wanted to say thanks for dropping by my blog last week. Sorry it took me a little bit to comment back to you...apparently my computer is being special and allows me to post but occasionally comment.

I wish I had some curls like your little girl! I'm jealous of her curls :)

P.S. I would love to add you to my blogroll...is that ok with you before I do?

Jamie
Have Inspiration....Will Travel

babyrocasmama said...

That was great & so true! I need to do one of those, too.

You changed your template, very pretty. Mine is still in process...

I have something for you Queen Jeannie...just fokkow this link to get the HTML code, copy the code into an HTML gadget, save it & you will get your surprise. I promise you will like it. LOL Really, you will.

Shan


The Link:

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp322/babyrocasmama/Kopievonth_neversince6.png

babyrocasmama said...

Hi Jeannie!

I just noticed you have my button in your sidebar...very cool. I think you are the first one to do that for me. Than you! I'm all giddy!!

I have a new version where everything is spelled correctly, LOL, so hop on over for a visit & grab the new code, K?

I just love what you wrote here so much that I needed to tell you twice!

See ya soon!

babyrocasmama said...

Prefer my widget to my button, huh? LOL

The new button works great, I swear! But again, you are the first one to get my widget & I have had it for over a month!! Thanks for the linky love!

Have you heard about the new button traffic exchange program over at themomblogs.com? Go check it out. It will bring you more visitors. Maybe more customers for your cookbook...

Happy Wednesday! (I'm still on cold meds, can't you tell??!!)

Unknown Mami said...

Your daughter has a beautiful name.

When did I become my Mom said...

So funny, I was all misty and touched, too! Lol.

Mama Kat said...

I just love to see people appreciating what they have. :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I like your little "angry" pic, so funny! Love really does cover a multitude of sins. Always good to appreciate what you have and not lose sight of that. Enjoyed the pic of dad and Bella together too--cute!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Mary said...

Congrats on your SITS feature day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It is wonderful to have people you love to snuggle with. I can feel your love for you family in your writing.

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

That was a great way to turn your negative thoughts into something positive. I should try to do that! Sometimes I think that the only people who can truly get on your nerves are the ones you love the most. If that's the case, then I sure do love my family, because they can push my buttons like no one else! :) Happy SITS day to you again!

Hear Mum Roar said...

Haha! I can so much relate to that! How do our loved ones be SOO damned cute, and drive us up the wall sometimes, huh?

Wendy said...

Reminds me of how I feel about my puppies LOL.

AmericanTribal said...

OMG!! This was so awesome. I was almost in tears and ooohing and awwwing (yes, awwing, not ahhing lol) and then you came in with the last 2 paragraphs. Soooo cute!

Lisa M said...

Happy SITS Day!
What a beautiful list of reasons why you love your husband and youngest daughter!
I need to create a list like that for my family! Way too often am I close to tears with the hard times my family can give me. Being a homemaker is a thankless job, but we do it (and keep doing it) because we love our families. This list would definitely come in handy for me when I'm ready to tear out my hair!

Kim said...

Better to dwell on the lovey stuff... I'd hate to read a diatribe on my bad qualities.

soundsliketomatoes said...

hahaahahahaah!!

and here I was thinking this was all just a tribute to your most favorite people in the world.

They both sound great, and it's good that you focus on their good things rather than the bad.

Tiffany said...

Awww! This was such a sweet post! It made my heat all warm :)

Young Wife said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! This was a really sweet post.

sweetjeanette said...

What a wonderful post! I'm sure they are deserving of such love!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

What a lovely family! I love the curly hair (my daughters have curls too!) :)

Sharon said...

Happy SITS day! :)

I really need to do the same thing...and write out all the reasons why I love my kids and husband so much. What a wonderful tribute! :)

Vickie said...

Awe! I was feeling all warm and squishy and then the second half came and I busted out laughing:D Finger flick to the forehead!!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Glad to know that I am not the only one that has to do a mental check of my love for my family before I throttle them.:)

Angry Julie Monday said...

Very cute! I love it!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful way to show that writing can be cathartic ;) Visiting from Sits

Lourie said...

What a sweet tribute! Thank you for sharing. visiting from SITS

Michelle @ The Virtual Assistant said...

Awww.....I need to find me a military man...especially if they are as trainable as you say!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Very sweet! What an adorable curly-haired daughter you have!

April said...

One lucky girl ... so blessed!! :o)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

So sweet, what a good mom and wife you are. I hope they read this and know how much you love and adore them.

Happy SITS!

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Sabreena said...

I really liked this post. I have to remember to focus on the good things more often and thanks to you I will try harder. Great blog.

Kristin said...

Your favorites rock! I don't know what I would do without my blue eyed boys. The hubs and our 18 month old. They're my favorites!

Marie said...

Beautifully said.