Tomorrow is my true love’s, Derrick, big 30, and he has been freaking out over it for over two years now! For our third year dating anniversary when I was 18 in college, I wrote a list of 355 reasons why I loved him, one for each day of the year. Now, being married for six years, we have learned more about each other. Some traits are annoying, others treasures, but I am glad for each one. Here are the Top 30 reasons I love being married to my best friend on his special day (in no order):
#1. He still kisses for forehead often and its cool touch still comforts me.
#2. When he calls me his angel.
#3. How he adores and loves our kitty as much as I do. We love being her parents! 🙂
#4. How he will laugh at random things I say, cover his mouth with his hands, and when I blink confused, he just says, “Gosh, I love you” and kisses me.
#5. How he forgets to take the trash out half the time, but can tease me on funny things I said as a kid when I was like four with perfect recollection.
#6. His love for animals that makes him beam so bright.
#7. Our mutual, intense love for Pokémon and our serious discussions over it.
#8. Watching movies or T.V. shows together.
#9. How neither one of us cooks and the other doesn’t care.
#10. How we both still disagree on who is paying for who when we go out to eat.
#11. How he spoils me at Christmas with anime, manga, and POPs, and only rolls his eyes about it.
#12. How we can vent to each other about work.
#13. He’s my muscles when I need it, although he whines about it.
#14. When I am sick and crying, he holds me and supports me, but also tries to make me stand on my own.
#15. How we are the responsible couple in our group, which shocks us.
#16. That he is okay with our place being the hub for our friends to hang, something I never really had growing up.
#17. How we go shopping together just so he can carry the bags and push the cart.
#18. How he treats my family like his at work.
#19. His work ethic.
#20. How he often tells me I look cute, especially if I am being shy.
#21. How he scolds me for working too hard, but knows he can’t often stop me.
#22. How he is fine with taking me shopping to places I want to go, no matter how boring to him.
#23. Our con adventures together.
#24. How he is the driver for big trips and trusts me to plan.
#25. How he tries to help me at Pokémon events, even though he isn’t overly patient with kids.
#26. How grateful he is when I treat him and he gets all boyishly humble.
#27. When we laugh and share memories of when we first started dating and look at each other with such tenderness.
#28. The way his eyes sparkle when he looks at me and tells me he loves me.
#29. How we always tell each other to be safe before we leave, no matter how far we are going.
#30. How he, a stubborn person, is willing to grow with me into adulthood, partnership, sometimes for me. We know we make mistakes, but he refuses to leave my side, a vow he tells me during our darkest times; he allows the light to shine through.
Happy Birthday, my sweet! You will always be young, full of passion, heart, and nerdiness to me! <3