Friday, February 25, 2011

Dear Chris

Remember when you took me to that Josh Turner concert? We loved singing along and swaying together to all the songs. We were so close to the stage! Although it was such a fun night out with you, I still prefer when you drive me around and sing along to the radio about being soul mates and how you love the sway of my hips.

I remember, before I knew I loved you, I thought your eyes were beautiful. Day one actually. When we first shook hands that ran through my head. Beautiful, blue eyes. Now I have three pairs of them that look into everyday while you're at work. It helps me not miss you so much. Our babies all have your sparkly eyes.

Remember Hawaii? Driving with you along the coast with the top down, every night at sunset. I didn't know my heart had it's own song until then.

Do you remember when it was just us? We made plans minutes before we jumped in the car. We ordered sushi because it was a Tuesday. We slept in on Sundays. Sometimes we would buy tickets to two movies in the same day. You'd make me get a treat, even if I told you I didn't want one.

I remember those days. Some days it's a little cloudier than others. But I remember how in love with you I was.

Our life is a little different now. I have to keep a calendar to remember the nights you're working late or when the kid's doctor appointment is. Spontaneous car rides are planned days in advance. I don't think I would be able to sleep in even if I could.

My life is diaper changes, afternoon snacks, sippy cups, Cheerios at church, dishes, dishes, laundry and more dishes, laundry and then more diaper changes. But I'm happier now than I can ever remember. Happier than an extra treat at the movie theatre. Happier than boogie boarding 4 foot waves at Big Beach in Maui.

I love you more now than yesterday. Thank you for making me a mommy. All four us adore you.

Now hurry home! It's Friday afternoon. Which means we are all ready for two whole days of daddy.


michael. mindy. dane. said...

This is the cutest thing I've ever read. I wish I would have written it. (but mine would have been about Michael. Don't worry.)

michelle grange said...

i love it! remember when i convinced you that you should be dating?? ;) what a cute little family you have made together. life happens so fast!

Lorflor said...

I loved this Kara. You two are so much fun, and I enjoy myself so much whenever (okay the two times) I have hung out at your house and shared a meal with y'all. I have select "favorite couples" and you two make the top 5.

angie said...

being in hawaii boogie boarding would make me pretty darn happy... ;)

Shauna said...

My goodness know how to make the tears flow:)