Monday, August 23, 2010

I love that.. I love when... I even love... I love how... I love the way... I just plum love you.

  1. I love that God has redeemed you.
  2. I love the many evidences of grace that He is working in you.
  3. I love being your wife.
  4. I love that you are the father of our children.
  5. I love the way you love our girls.
  6. I love the way you seek to serve me.
  7. I love the way you encourage me to be a better mom/wife.
  8. I love the way you encourage and compliment our daughters.
  9. I love that Elizabeth is a complete daddy’s girl.
  10. I love that you can be goofy.
  11. I love that you can be serious.
  12. I love that you like to grocery shop.
  13. I love how you desire to be a better husband/father
  14. I love how you pray for me.
  15. I love how you pray for our daughters.
  16. I love how you lead us well in the Gospel.
  17. I love how you are leading us to live the Gospel with joy and not as burdensome.
  18. I love how you seek to serve others at Desiring God.
  19. I love that you are sensitive to my needs, and do so with joy.
  20. I love settling into bed with you each night--even if you are a crazy sleeper.
  21. I love that you are a morning person.
  22. I love that you are beginning to accept that I’m NOT a morning person. :)
  23. I love that you like to cook.
  24. I love that you don’t mind doing house work.
  25. I love that you don’t mind watching our girls anytime I need some ‘me’ time.
  26. I love that as I write 25 things that I love about you, my eyes well up with tears thinking about my deep affection I have for you.
  27. I even love the way you give a terrible 2 minute back rub.
  28. I love how excited Elizabeth is when daddy is home.
  29. I love that Elizabeth calls you ‘Handsome Daddy.’
  30. I love how big Hannah Kate smiles when you talk to her.
  31. I love that you aren’t afraid to do our girls hair.
  32. I love how you leave me love notes.
  33. I love how handsome you are.
  34. I love how protective you are over your time in the Word and prayer.
  35. I love that Jesus emanates through you in all areas of your life.
  36. I love how patient you are with me.
  37. I love how you desire to love me as Christ loves me.
  38. I love that you like to tickle me.
  39. I love how you compliment me.
  40. I love the way our girls smell like you after you snuggle with them.
  41. I love (most of the time) that Elizabeth is fearless with you because she trusts you so.
  42. I love how you protect me from things/people that hurt me.
  43. I love how good your hug feels.
  44. I love the way you work hard to provide for us.
  45. I love how diligent and disciplined you are with your schedule so you can spend quality time with us.
  46. I love how safe I feel with you.
  47. I love that you are my best friend.
  48. I even love how you steal the covers at night.
  49. I love that you don’t dwell on my many imperfections, and that most of the time you hardly even notice them.
  50. I love how beautiful you write.
  51. I love that you are a tangible way of seeing Christ’s grace lavished on me.
  52. I love how you encourage me in my weaknesses.
  53. I love how soft and gentle you point out my sin.
  54. I love how God shows you sweet things in the Word.
  55. I love that you like to make up fun games.
  56. I love how well you can draw.
  57. I love that you are a book worm.
  58. I love how wide eyed you get when you are excited about something.
  59. I love how particular you are about your books, Bible, desk, computer and other things.
  60. I love how sensitive you are to the Spirit.
  61. I love how passionate you are.
  62. I love how often you speak words of grace to me.
  63. I love your love for other people.
  64. I love how shepherd-like your heart is towards others.
  65. I love how your head has to rest just right on your pillow and how your arms have to lay perfectly flat when you go to sleep.
  66. I even love how terrible you are with time.
  67. I love that you like to have cereal dates with me.
  68. I love how you respect me.
  69. I love how you encourage my walk with the Lord.
  70. I love that you like to hold my hand even when it’s sweaty.
  71. I love your smile.
  72. I love that you say a blessing over our girls every night and each morning you are home with them.
  73. I love how Jesus has radical changed your life. I love how God has graciously allowed me to watch your transformation and that I'm able to continue to watch you conform to His likeness.
  74. I love that you have been my boyfriend since 16.
  75. I love that you’ve been my husband for 3 1/2 years and counting...
  76. I love how tender you are towards our daughters.
  77. I love that you're passionate about things that I’m passionate about.
  78. I love that you don’t mind eating cereal or sandwiches for dinner sometimes.
  79. I love how much I feel your love.
  80. I love that you like to have fun.
  81. I love how bummed you are when the Cardinals lose.
  82. I love that you like to learn.
  83. I love how you want to go get our girls after they’ve been in bed only an hour.
  84. I love that you can be spontaneous and adventurous.
  85. I love when you write sweet blog post about our daughters.
  86. I love how available you are to us.
  87. I love that you like to do 15 push-ups when you think you’ve eaten bad.
  88. I even love how you criticize every chick flick.
  89. I love how you give me charitable judgement, even when I’m not as quick to show it to you.
  90. I love when you try to impress me.
  91. I love how you desire to be above reproach.
  92. I love how forthright you are.
  93. I love how crazy you are over our girls.
  94. I love that you point me to Jesus.
  95. I love how quick you are to reconcile after a fight.
  96. I love how close I feel to you.
  97. I love how I can read you like a book.
  98. I love that you can complete my sentences.
  99. I love how effortlessly this list was to create and how many more reasons I could come up with.
  100. I love that I will love you forever and that one day my love for you will be perfected.

  101. and I love that all of this is because of His immeasurable grace.

I love you, Jonathan!

3 comments:

Becky said...

This was just too precious

David Peyton said...

Beautiful. Praise the Lord! May God bless your family and marriage all the more so that it will overflow with grace to others. I pray that I will one day have a marriage like yours.

Melissa said...

David, thanks for your comment and encouragement! Blessings to you in Christ!