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cassowaries, electric blankets, and love

by Jen at 8:00 am on 20.02.2009 | 5 Comments
filed under: now *that's* love, photo

dear j -

tomorrow (today) marks exactly 5 years that you and i have been together, four years that we’ve been married.

tonight, i’m sitting here watching a nature special about cassowaries with you.  you’re doing a running commentary, as you do: “look at the little fuzzy chickies”, “ooh, he’s doing a jump!”, “that bird could eat little zekie”.  i yell at you often when you do that, because you talk so much i can’t even hear the television – but really, i find it incredibly endearing and entertaining.

five years on, i love you more than ever.  i know you probably don’t believe it – after all, i’m hardly as gushy as i was before.  but the highs and lows have smoothed out into a steady, rhythmic, comforting pulse.  a presence i rely on like air.

and yet you still manage to surprise me with the small tendernesses that catch my heart unawares.  the other night i came to bed and found you’d thoughtfully turned on my electric blanket for me so i had toasty sheets.  me, with my reptilian circulation that you endlessly complain about.

and while it doesn’t sound like much, compared to flowery poetry and professions of love… it is, in fact, everything.

you are the endearing, entertaining, tender and surprising constant of my life.  thank you.

j and j morocco

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  • 1

    Comment by Amity

    20.02.2009 @ 21:28 pm

    Happy anniversary! J is a keeper.

  • 2

    Comment by Jen

    20.02.2009 @ 21:45 pm

    thanks, i like to think so! )

  • 3

    Comment by Your Sister

    20.02.2009 @ 23:54 pm

    happy anniversary to you both!
    we miss you lots

  • 4

    Comment by nikoline

    22.02.2009 @ 20:28 pm

    happy anniversary!

  • 5

    Comment by Dave

    23.02.2009 @ 15:34 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!!!

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