Lucky Thirteen With TheAngelForever

Lucky 13 With TheAngelForever People don’t usually think of thirteen as a lucky number, but today it is.  Thirteen years ago today, I became the luckiest man in the world because B said "I do."  The actual day is a blur.  I know that I walked up an aisle.  B circled me a few times during the ceremony while our mothers lifted her train – practically causing her to moon everyone.  I believe food was served, but I know we didn’t get to eat any.  Many people congratulated us, but I don’t remember any actual conversations.  Many photos were taken and much dancing was done.  In the end, we were exhausted.  Happy, but exhausted.  The next day, we were off to Disney World for our honeymoon.

In the years that followed, we’ve enjoyed life together, welcomed NHL into the world, learned the ins and outs of being parents, said hi to JSL for the first time, watched our kids grow up before our eyes, have geeked out together as often as possible, and have spread our wings on social media together.  These past thirteen years have seen the most stressful days of my life.  (Thank you for nothing, febrile seizures!)  However, I wouldn’t trade them for anything because they’ve also been the happiest days of my life.

Happy anniversary, B.  Here’s to thirteen more and many more after that!

Happy Birthday To The Most Wonderful Wife and Mother Ever

happy-birthday-bethToday is the birthday of the most important person in my life.  She’s beautiful, intelligent, caring, and doesn’t back down when something threatens her family’s well-being: especially if she thinks her kids aren’t being treated right.  She gets between NHL and me when our Aspie sides collide.  She comforts JSL when he’s feeling anxious about something (just before launching an attack against that something if need be).  Whereas I’m the one who makes a phone call if we need a calm, reasonable voice, she’s the one to put on the phone if you want someone who will stand their ground, never give an inch, and fight tooth and nail.

On the other side, she’s proud to show her geek side and will show her knowledge of Disney or proudly wear her Donna Noble shirt to show her love of Doctor Who.  She’s my wonderful angel and I love her with all of my heart.  (Were I a Time Lord, I’d love her with both of my hearts.)

Happy birthday, Beth!

Why I Am So Lucky (aka Happy Anniversary To TheAngelForever)!

anniversaryTwelve years ago today, I became an extremely lucky man.  There are many ways one can become lucky.  You can win the lottery, land your dream job, or meet a favorite celebrity.  The way I became lucky was better than all of those combined (though we wouldn’t say no to a winning lottery ticket considering how fast the bills seem to be coming lately).  I became the world’s luckiest man because the world’s most amazing woman married me.

This woman is smart, beautiful, kind, and the love of my life.  She’s my best friend, someone I can have an intellectual conversation with, and someone whom I look forward to waking up next to every morning.  She’s modest too so she’ll insist this isn’t true, but she’s also incredibly sexy.  (Yes, you are B and this is my blog post so you can’t argue!)

At the time, I thought I could never love a woman the way I loved B, but I was wrong.  As time passed, I found myself falling in love with her more and more.  Just when I think this is the deepest anyone could ever love someone, she does something else that makes me love her more.

When she took up knitting and (more recently) crocheting, I fell in love with how quickly her prowess developed.  When she recently decided to watch Doctor Who to share something that I enjoyed, I fell in love with her inner geek as she not only watched the shows, but sought out tons of Doctor Who related content online.  (She now regularly texts me photos of funny Doctor Who images she finds on Facebook.)

But nothing made me fall in love with her more than parenthood.  Suddenly, there were aspects of her that I had never seen before that each made me love her more.  There was the tender loving mother who would care for our kids when they were sick or injured.  There was the school-teacher-mother who would come up with fun, educational crafts or excursions to go on.  And there was the fighter-mother who, when she saw our kids not getting help they needed, went to the mat and fought tooth and nail until they got it.

After twelve years, B can still surprise me in so many ways.  I love her so much and am so happy that I’ve had the chance to spend this time with her.  I can’t wait to see what the next twelve years will bring and what new aspects will make me fall in love with B even more.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful Angel!

A Belated Happy Mother’s Day

Beth_And_BoysYesterday, was Mother’s Day.  Of course, mothers deserve more than one day so I’m making my post today.

OK, it’s also because I don’t post on Sundays, but mother’s do deserve more than one day.

B, in particular, deserves at least 6 months. I’m not sure how the family would function without her. She drops the kids off at school, does the laundry, remembers which medications each child is taking and when their next dose is, picks the kids up from school, takes them to doctor’s appointments, runs errands, and more. Somehow, she also fits being a fantastic blogger/freelance writer/social media maven in there as well.

I’m in awe of all that she does for our boys and for me.  She’s the most amazing woman I know and every day  I find myself loving her more and more.

Unfortunately, with the hectic stresses of day-to-day life, "thank you’s" are often forgotten.  So I’m going to pause here and say Happy Mother’s Day, B, and thank you for all that you do.

To all the other mothers out there, I hope your Mother’s Day was a fantastic one!

Happy Valentine’s Day To My Beautiful Wife

The past few days have been rough ones at our house.  JSL has come down with a stomach bug that’s got him… well let’s just say both ends are experiencing unexpected exiting procedures.  So our days have been packed with worry over JSL and our nights (with JSL invading our bed) are just packed.

Needless to say, this isn’t going to be a very romantic Valentine’s Day.

Still, I wanted to send this message to the woman I love.



Also, Happy Valentine’s Day to JC Little, aka Little Animation, the creator of Pickle Weasel.

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