|Celebrating our 19th anniversary in Pensacola, FL|
19. His penchant for hats.
|Easter Sunday 2012|
17. I love his ability to build things. He built a clubhouse for the kids out of a wooden fence that someone had discarded. He bought a box of nails and waa-la we have a clubhouse. He also built a tree house during the Sea of Saturdays.
16. He always wants to sit next to me whether it is at the dinner table, the pew at church, or the couch when we watch a movie. He scoots the kids over to sit next to me. Cherished in the little things I am.
|Grizzly Adams with his wife in May 2012 before he shaved.|
|One of the first cuts.|
|He is just SO Silly!|
12. He drives 900 miles one way to take all of us to visit my family at least once a year. It's convenient that some of his family now live in the same city but for many years it was a commitment to keep us connected with extended family. It was important to both of us to find someone that fit in well with our family -- we succeeded! We truly enjoy vacationing with family -- what a gift that is.
11. I love how he learned to write cards and notes because it's my love language.
He is not a natural writer. (He is an excellent writer; he just doesn't do it often). When we were dating long-distance back in the day when our long-distance phone bills were costing us an arm and a leg, I would complain of how little he would write, certainly not up to my romantic ideals. He told me then that he had written to me more than anyone else in his life. I had to take it on faith back then but through the years he has written letters and postcards, even on short business trips figuring out how to send letters in advance from our city so that we would have some to open while he was away.
And just the other day -- on a random, ordinary day -- he left a card on the kitchen counter just because! Isn't he wonderful? (Is it getting too sappy yet? Breathe deep we're half-way through the list.)
10. He is an affectionate man, giving hugs and kisses because that's his love language. I have come to love it!
|His penchant for hats slipped into his first half-marathon he ran this spring.|
8. The secondary love language for both of us is quality time which shows up in game playing, but also in almost daily or should I say --nightly -- talks debriefing about our day. I love it! So often he is ready for the sack but he devotes the time to talk with me. Now that IS true love!
7. I love his musical ability. He sings. He plays guitar. He drums. He breaks out into song often.
6. My planning heart can collide with his sequential "now what's next" ways. The flip side of this is that he is great at being in this moment, right-now. Good for my soul, that is.
|The Us Box in December 2011|
4. I love his love for the Lord. He loves to go to church. He has such a clear idea of principles and just knows the right thing to do.
3. He works the equivalent of two jobs so that I can have the best job ever -- caring for our children and educating them. We have both been committed to that vision from the beginning.
2. He values my opinions, and my decisions. He trusts me. He supports me in so many ways. One of which is symbolized by allowing me to lead a women's Bible study. The kids are older so it doesn't cost quite as much now but he has always allowed me to have a ministry outside of our home.
|Can you tell how much we like us by the amount of pix we take together?|
1. The best thing that I love about Kip Jaeger is that I have been married to my best friend for 19 years. I have known him for more than half my life. He is the love of my life and my kindred spirit. I am thankful to have had so much time with him. May the Lord give us many more years to share.
How did you spend your Fourth of July? Would you like to count the ways you love your spouse?
Linking with Jen and the SDG sisters.
Linking with Jen and the SDG sisters.