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Often I will quietly look at my wife and think how much I love her and how happy I am that she married me. This same process happens when I am alone and thinking about her. To me, she is a beautiful woman and is the yardstick by which I measure womanhood. I am grateful that she loves me, and I decided it was time I wrote down some of the reasons why I know she loves me.
Just a note on the process I went through. A few weeks ago, my wife, Joy, wrote an article entitled, "25 Reasons Why I know My Hubby Loves Me" and she read it to me. I was very touched and thanked her — kissed her, too. Life went on and a few of weeks later, I was thinking about Joy and decided to write about her. My first thought was to read her article to get some ideas on how to approach the topic. I stopped myself and thought, “This needs to be my thoughts and feelings not guided by hers.” So, I didn’t reread the article.
Here are my reasons:
• She tells me she loves me every day.
• She accepted my proposal 59 years ago, and loves to celebrate our anniversary each year.
• She hugs and kisses me many times a day and tells me she likes my hugs and kisses. When I sneak up behind her and kiss her on the back of the neck, she giggles.
• She tells me I am her best friend.
• She often accepts my invitations to go to the hardware store because she likes to be with me.
• She laughs at my jokes at least most of the time.
• She worked to help put me through college.
• She was ready to move anytime my chosen work needed us to move even when it was every three to six months for a couple of years.
• When we entered the U.S. Air Force, and I needed an operation and was in the hospital for about a month, she was there every day to keep me company.
• When I started pilot training with an open incision that had to heal from the inside out, she was my nurse to attend the procedures that needed to be done at home for about four months. She has continued to be my loving “nurse” anytime needed.
• Throughout pilot training, she helped me learn the procedures by quizzing me.
• Each year she welcomes spring by fixing two of my favorite things, potato salad and deviled eggs.
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