Thursday, February 08, 2007

Thursday 13 #21- Thirteen Things I love about the MISU


You might be wondering "why MISU?" ...In my first blog post a year ago How to make a 3o minute meal in 2 hours, I called my husband the Male Income Support Unit. I love my husband very much, and though he is the butt of my blogging jokes sometimes ( which are very few, I am usually the butt of my own jokes)... I'll say it again! I don't know where I would be with out him today. :O)

Since Valentine's day is coming up, and tomorrow is his 40th birthday, I thought I would write about the hubs. I wrote this this morning and it wasn't hard for me to come with 13 things. Which is another thing I love about him, in itself.

1. I love that from the moment he saw me, he was "annoying" the crud out of me...

2. Which later I found out was his way of showing interest in me...

3. Despite the fact that he had been watching my train wreck of sowing wild oats.

4. After 2 weeks of dating, I told him about my childhood. Everything. He didn't bat an eyelash, and still wanted to be with me.

5. Even after I told him that night that if we got married (which the mere mention- after only 2 weeks- should have had him running screaming in the opposite direction), and I found out that he ever hurt our kids... I would kill him. ( again- running screaming)

6. After a year long engagement of complete and utter drama usually involving my crazy family, and almost calling off the wedding, we still loved each other enough to get married.

7. After a year of being married and living with friends from the Navy, we finally got a place of our own. His friends were driving me nuts (stole my stuff and hid it in their room, wiped their dirty hands on my clean laundry, and left hundreds of beer cans lying around for days... usually with spit from chewing tobacco. BLECH!), and I told him to choose them or me, that living with his friends was going to be a deal breaker. A month later after we finally got our own place and were trying to work out our marriage,we went to the Persian Gulf. We almost got a divorce, and despite me wanting to call it quits halfway through the war... he worked really hard to save our marriage. After being separated for a few months during the war, he saw everything with clarity since he was able to step back from it all. Seeing that he really did love me made me want to save our marriage too. I loved that he didn't give up on us, when I had.

8. He has always been able to be objective about my situation with my mother. He always told me that it wouldn't matter if he was her son-in-law or not, he wouldn't put up with her shenanigans. He gave me the strength and courage I needed to stand up to her, and he helped me see that I was worth more than the little value my mother had placed on me. Because of him, I was able to finally tell her enough.

9. He is always concerned with me feelings and welfare, and is always telling me that he wants me to be happy in what ever aspect of life that i am facing challenges in. this includes figuring out what the heck I want to be when I grow up. :O)

10. He gets me. Every silly, goofy, sad, depressed, obsessive-compulsive, sarcastic part of me.

11. We have the same sense of humor., which is probably why he gets me. :D

12. We will do anything to make each other laugh, including making ourselves look ridiculous. You don't find many guys out there like that. We laugh a lot. I think this is why we don't fight very often. Well, that and because I don't talk to my mother anymore... that helps a lot too. less to fight about.

13. I love that I do still love him. With every fiber, every heart beat. He does that to me. Plus he still has a nice butt. ;O) I got the bonus plan, baby!



35 comments:

Frances said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs.
Happy Valentines to you both.
Sounds like you two LOVE each other.
May you have many more years of bliss!

Leah said...

Happy Birthday to your MISU.
Funny, we have same theme for my T13 this week as well. yours is more entertaining though.

ChrisB said...

Birthday wishes to your hubby. Lovely post.

Maggie said...

Birthday wishes to your MISU.

What a wonderful Tribute to him. Your posts are always so entertaining.

Qtpies7 said...

He sounds like a keeper! I got one, too.

The Rock Chick said...

Way to go with the bonus plan! Always a plus :) Hubby sounds like one heck of a terrific guy. I wish him a very happy 40th Birthday and both of you a very happy Valentine's Day!!! Wonderful list! Happy TT---Jessica

Pippajo said...

You've got a good man there. And MISU, I like that, hee! Congrats on fighting for your marriage and making it one worth fighting for. That's truly inspirational.

Jen said...

Great minds...
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Debby said...

Great list! Always good to stop and remember why we love someone. You sound like you've got a great husband. It inspires me to do a TT on my hubby as well. Happy Thursday!

Molly said...

The nice butt just seals the deal, doesn't it? :)

Sweet Kitty said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. It seems as if we're both lucky girls with wonderful hubbys. Isn't it nice to have someone who loves you?

My TT is up too.
Please stop by and enjoy.

Hugs and happy TT,
Sonny
aka
Sweet like Kitty
I will exercise for comments!

P.S: Do you play along today's Meet -'n'-Greet-TT, too?

Rene said...

Great list, proving romance is a lifetime journey.

Happy birthday to MISU!

practical chick said...

Happy birthday to him and happy valentine's to both of you!! You guy have come a long way, baby!! :)

Jill said...

That's sweet. I should make a list like that and keep it handy for the days when I still love Hubbz but really don't like him too much! lol

Jenny Ryan said...

Aw, what a great list! :)

Amy Ruttan said...

Happy birthday to your MISU.

What a great TT, thank you for sharing.

Thanks for dropping by mine. Happy TT!

BeckyD said...

sounds like a wonderful guy. You're lucky to have found each other.

GEWELS said...

How nice that he GETS U! That's rare.
Nice TT

busy91 said...

Happy Birthday to Hubby!
Sounds like a great dude.

Babystepper said...

Everyone should have so much love to lean on.

JAM said...

Awww. I'm getting all verklempt... I need a tissue. Wait! I'm a guy! (sticks out chest, vain attempt at sucking in stomach)

Really, a great list. Sounds like you guys have been through the fire and lived to tell about it. Bravo.

GreenEyedGirl said...

Man, what a great thirteen!!

Thanks for coming by.

Cat said...

Awesome list. Your love is real and it brought a smile to my day... many times needed after 4 days by yourself with a two year old. :)

Happy B-day MISU, and Happy TT!!!

Pamela said...

what a man!

Pamela said...

and happy birthday too

Pamela said...

and a pinch to grow an inch (and up your comment count)

Stephanie said...

*singing*
Haa-py Haa-py Birth-day Baaa-byyyy!!!

You are BEAUTIMOUS!!

Susan in va said...

HAHAHAHAHAAA! This was great! And Happy B-day to your MISU (mine is on Saturday....shhhhhh!)

Rose said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Jaci Burton said...

Happy Birthday to the MISU. I'd say that you got a really great husband. And he got a really good deal, too. Lots of people don't stick it out when it gets really tough. You two did. Congrats on loving each other enough to make it work!

Melani Blazer said...

What a wonderful story, and a wonderful man. Wishing you years and years of happiness together!

Kim Priestap said...

I love your TT. Happy birthday to your hubby. He sounds like a good man.

alisonwonderland said...

great TT! i've got tears in my eyes! you're a lucky woman - and he's a lucky man! happy valentine's day to you both!

~**Dawn**~ said...

awww! what a sweet list! =)

thanks for stopping by my T13! hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Jeannine said...

Sounds like my Simon.
We have a lot of commonalities!
My best to the both of you!