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Happy Five Year Anniversary Tim!

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I’ll never forget this moment. But there are a whole lot of memories over the past year I won’t forget. Our first trip to California together. This Rose Bowl. Our first trip to Disneyland together. Surviving driving through the Polar Vortex. All the movies and TV shows we watched snuggled up on the couch during those snow storms. The dinners and time out on the lake soaking up the sun. Our first ER trip together (hah!). Starting another season in Spartan Stadium. The late night talks and loads of laughs. Another move across the state. Another 154 miles from your house to mine (which is better than the 1,215 miles from East Lansing to Orlando, or the 1,56s from Trufant to Rome). But mostly, just being with you, being lucky enough to have that time.

I love you for so many reasons. I told you in your card that the space was too small for all the witty, romantic things I wanted to say to you, but here I am with all the space in the world and I’m still having a hard time saying exactly why I love you so much. I love that you make me laugh. That you always believe in me. That you don’t make fun of me when I cry (and it’s ugly. Like Kim K ugly, only I don’t know how to contour so my face looks fat and puffy). I love that you’re so smart. I love you for bringing so many wonderful people into my life. But mostly I just love you because you’re you, and you compliment me in a way I don’t believe anyone else could.

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I love you a lottle. To the moon and back. I’m so blessed to have you in my life, and I thank God everyday for it.

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Happy five year anniversary Timmy!

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I’m so happy I get to do life with you!

Why February 14 Means More to Me

In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought I would share a story with you.

Once upon a time there was a boy name Albert and a girl named Iola. They met one summer through a mutual friend and fell madly in love. The boy was Catholic, the girl Protestant, and the girl’s mother didn’t approve. She was horrid to Iola, cruel even. During WWII Albert enlisted in the Navy and served on the U.S.S. New Jersey. Iola’s mother refused to let her write to him while they were apart. Iola would go to the Catholic priest when she could to see how Al was doing. She waited for him and when the war ended he returned home. On February 14, 1946, Valentine’s Day, Albert proposed to Iola. She was so in love with him, and she said yes. Her mother was so angry. She beat Iola and told her to never come home again. Despite all of that Al and Iola were married later that year. They moved to Redford, Michigan, and raised 11 children in the same house Iola still lives in today. Al and Iola shared 62 years together before Al passed away in 2008. (more…)