February 10, 2010

A little bit of love.

It never fails. I will be cooking and ask Spencer what needs to go in next and he will respond with something along the lines of ...
A pinch of salt
A dash of flour
and a little bit of love

This morning Rasha asked What is love? and seeing as February is the month of LOVE I felt it deserved a little bit of reflection...so to me...
Love is...

&hearts When Spencer pulls himself out of bed to make me my coffee when i'm running late.
&hearts How I wait to watch Heroes & Lost until Spencer gets home and we can watch it together.... even though i'm dying to watch it the entire time!
&hearts That Spencer took a trip out to an army surplus store on his day off to get me an extending self-defense baton because I was scared of the serial rapist attacking in our neighborhood.
&hearts The way I think about him every time I bake cookies.
&hearts The way Spencer looks at me like i'm the cutest girl in the world... even if I haven't showered and my hair looks like a birds nest.

&hearts The way we never forget to kiss each other goodbye.
&hearts The way my heart starts to race when its raining or snowing and he is on his way home.
&hearts How he makes a special lunch or dinner for me when he knows I am having a bad day.
&hearts The way he makes me want to watch all of my favorite Disney movies, and all the love songs make me think of him.
&hearts The feeling of butterflies when he mentions me being his wife.
&hearts The way I can't stop smiling every single time I look at him.
&hearts Because we do fight from time to time, but we always make up in the end and always apologize for hurting each thers feelings.

&hearts The days we get to spend together running errands that always turn into adventures.
&hearts The love of making the perfect burger together.
&hearts How he rolled his eyes when I insisted on buying a patio heater for our housewarming party....but then later that night when it was freezing he told everyone the story about how amazing it was and smiled as he explained how I just went out and took care of it.
&hearts The inside jokes that only the two of us understand.

&hearts When he stops on the way home we we can pick up ice cream as a special treat.
&hearts That he will go around the house double-checking all the doors and closets every night before we go to bed because he knows I can be a little paranoid.
&hearts How he says, "No matter what happens, I will always love you." when I feel like the world is just falling down on me.
&hearts The support he endlessly gives me about school, work and family.

.....and then there are these little babies....

&hearts The way they snuggle in close when they can tell i'm sad.
&hearts The sad faces they give when they know we are leaving.
&hearts The saturday morning family time playing tug and blanket monster before we get up to start the day.
&hearts The kisses, the tail wags and the head nudges.

&hearts The excitement they greet us with the second we walk in the door.
&hearts The way they stay close at the dog park and always come back to jump up and give us love, claiming us as their humans.
&hearts The laughter, the silly moments and the games they entertain us with every night.
&hearts The unconditional love they show everyday, they way they protect us from harm and the way they lick away our tears and make us laugh until it hurts.

Love comes in many forms. Be is two-legged, four-legged, clean shaven or furry, love can lift you up when you are feeling down, make the world stop for a moment and give you a serene feeling of inner peace when everything around you is rushing past.

Love Makes life worth it.

~ &hearts ~
Jenni

16 comments:

bananas. said...

awww you're so in love and yes it does make life sweeter. you can't really live unless you love.

SG said...

You two are sooo cute. Happy Love Month!

Rasha said...

love that i inspired you. I love how cute you guys are... love you!

MCW said...

These should be part of your wedding vows :)

Liz said...

this is such a sweet post jenni. thank you for sharing yours and spencer's love with us. i love the one about the patio heater, cute and funny. how spencer is watching over his lady by getting you a baton. you guys seem so much cuter and couldn't be happier for both of you getting married.

love to you both always.

ox

Marian said...

Awww, this brought happy tears to my eyes. You two are certainly a perfect match!!!

Annie said...

such a sweet post!!
you and specer are way too cute together!
i love LOVE, it's the best!

KLaw said...

Beautiful post m'lady. You guys are so adorable! And you KNOW how I feel about your little pups!

Nicole said...

This is so cute! I especially like how you included a section for the fur babies.

Miss Kriss said...

Awwwww! What a fabulous post this is! And such an adorable family - furbabies and all! You've found yourself a keeper, girlie...and you two make an adorable couple! :)

Ela said...

I love this! You two are perfect for each other! The little fur babies too :)

the southern hostess said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing.

Kimbirdy said...

AW, so cute!!! I especially love the one about how errands turn into adventures! That's true love, indeed! :)

Andhari said...

Those sound like love indeed. I'm new here but I'm excited hearing you'll be married soon. Happy valentine's day!

Dani said...

Awwwww so sweet!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Umm, your children are going to have gorgeous eyes :)