A thank you letter to my husband

Posted on
Sep 14, 2010

Dear Rand,

I just wanted to say thanks.

For waiting until I’ve photographed your food before you start eating (even when you’re starving).

For getting us to the airport waaay too early, even if it means that we’ll be sitting around for the better part of an hour, because you know I freak if I think we’re running late.

For teaching me to appreciate things.

For helping me in my never-ending quest for cake.

For actually thinking I’m funny. Sometimes.

For not criticizing me when I try on every single outfit I’m about to pack for a trip beforehand, in order to properly coordinate accessories and shoes.

For encouraging me (and this blog).

For stuff like this:

And now my heart is full.

And now my heart is full.

For covering up any and all lights in our hotel room (whether they be emitted by cell phones, laptops, or alarm clocks) because you know I can’t sleep unless it’s pitch black.

For making me smile.

For packing me snacks before every trip.

For agreeing to go along to all the dorky, stupid attractions and tourist traps I insist on visiting (and for occasionally even agreeing to have fun while we’re there).

For keeping me warm.

For never, ever, getting fed up with me.

For insisting that I try to see the bright side of things, and the good in everyone (like you do).

For being so damn handsome.

I know you say you arent, but youre wrong.

I know you say you aren't, but you're wrong.

For the last two years, and more.

Happy Anniversary, babe.

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  • Awww, I LOVE this! I can totally picture you two on your 50th wedding anniversary, just as you are now, but older of course.

  • Lauren

    Happy anniversary Rand and Geraldine! You two are not only great together, but are one of my favorite couples (and individuals).

  • Adorable 🙂 Happy Anniversary! I think ALL of us think your husband is super cute. I will always remember your engagement anyway! (And I don’t even know you… so that is pretty weird!)

  • Damn it, I have something in my eye.

    Two years already? Wow. Congratulations, you nutty nuts.

    I hope Mimi and I are as cool as you when we grow up.

  • Awwww. Happy Anniversary! Remember all those crapheads we dated? Thank God we didn’t marry one of them.

  • Awww, this makes me happy. Also, I’m a total blog stalker and Googled you so I got to see the famous proposal. And then I watched it twice more. Because it’s only the most awesome thing in the world, and your husband deserves mad props.

  • Happy anniversary Rand and Geraldine! May God Bless you years of togetherness!

  • Bhavya

    You guys are both cool and cute, clearly you are meant to be together 😛
    Happy Anniversary!

  • Happy anniversary, you two lovebirds!
    PS Geraldine, try a sleep mask. Really. They make a huge difference, and you don’t have to cover up all the lights in the room. 😉

  • G, this was lovely. Happy anniversary!

  • dagobert

    an open letter to love like this feels awesome to read – thank you 🙂

  • very cute, happy anniversary!

    don’t you just love screaming out “don’t touch that!” when a plate of food arrives? Sometimes it feels so cruel to make people wait!

  • Jason

    This article, while moving, has now trashed my relationship with Christine. Very much looking forward to talking with Rand about standards and expectations and how to successfully lower them when we visit.

    That is all.

  • Everywhereist

    Jason – fortunately, she is your baby-momma. That shifts the dynamics a bit.

    Plus, rumor has it she’s actually starting to like you. 🙂

  • Shhh! Don’t tell him that. I’m still training him.

  • Jason

    Whatever. I’m special too. (rocks on to Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” while making finger pistols)

  • Beautiful! Can’t wait to read next year’s!

  • Sabah

    Beautiful, You both deserve best from each other . Loved the style of your poem simple and yet powerful. Congrats!!! for all the years to come you live togather.

  • lauren

    awwk how lovely you both deseve each other in many other ways.
    Its amazing how us join into a gorgeous one couple and match like an wonderful joy of love.

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