There are more than 7,893 reasons that my husband rules, and on Valentines Day, he made it more than 7,894, when he gave me, as one of my Valentines gifts, a poem he'd written. For me. He handed me the poem after dinner, and before dessert (he's getting better on timing -- usually if Ross has a gift for me, he can't even wait 'til we're out to dinner, he'll give it to me when I'm in the middle of drying my hair, or just stepping out of the shower. So it's been an ongoing joke (since before we were married) about how whenever he's bought me a present, he gets so eager to give it to me, that he can't stop himself, and I'm always asking him to wait 'til it's a better 'moment,' i.e. when I'm not brushing my teeth.
So, when he handed over the poem, I was already impressed that he managed to wait until it WAS a perfect moment, and even more shocked, as I started reading, and simultaneously crying my eyes out, and laughing so hard I almost wet myself. It was such a perfect mix of sweet and tender, and hilariously funny. It might not be as funny to you, since there are some inside jokes in it, but I thought I'd share it anyway, because well, it rules. And so does he. This is one of the best gifts I've ever been given (and that's a bold statement considering I've got a 5 carat diamond ring on my jewelry-loving-finger, so you KNOW I love it). =)
Here's the poem Ross wrote me, for Valentines Day...
Kelly, my love, the one I adore
There's no other girl who I could love more
Your eyes, your heart, your wonderful smile
For you I would go the extra one mile
When we first met I was only age twenty
And you thought, and I thought, that we were both so damn funny.
"That girl is pretty!" I thought in my head,
"I'd like to get her into my bed,
"Not only that, she's got a great chest,"
and well, ... you know the rest.
Then in 1998 we picked up our bags
and journeyed to strange and foreign lands.
From the ghosts in Bath to the sunburn in Greece,
we got along great, with the greatest of ease.
The following year, In August Nine-Nine,
I finally made you mine, all mine.
14 months later, after an evening of lust
Bella popped out of your uterus
A beautiful child had entered our life
Me, Isabella, Baby-Mama - NO! Wife!
Our family was growing, we were having such fun.
But we were too small, still short by one.
Along came Sofia, she grew in your belly
A wonderful girl we call little Kelly.
Years later we thought, "Let's add one more"
And so we got Pippin, who shits on the floor.
Been over 8 years since we first tied the knot,
and I am SO HAPPY with what I have got.
A woman so loving and caring it's true,
Your eyes, skin and hair - a lovely brown hue.
I cherish you from your head to your toes
and will readily crush all of your foes.
You make me feel wanted, happy and safe
I'll hold you so tight, let's hope it won't chafe.
You're a wonderful mother to our kids 1 and 2
with gentleness and love when they both have the flu.
A beautiful woman on the outside and in,
my heart goes a flutter when I see you grin.
Our future is bright for hearts such as ours,
I'm so glad we don't hang out at bars
(well, except for "The 'jammer" that one's a bash
it's fun to hang out with all the white trash)
This new year is going to be awesome, you'll see -
we'll be stuck to each other, like the honey and bees.
Our time as a family, increased once more
Ross, Kelly, Isabella, Sofia - that's four!
To sum up this poem, I just want to say
that to God I give thanks almost every day
Your beauty and love, they fill up my soul,
like some kind of tasty casserole.
I love you my Kelly, my darling, my wife
You make worth living, this now wonderful life.
(now let's get dessert and ditch this pop-stand
and go right on home to play some Rock Band®)
I was literally crying my eyes out, and laughing so hard, I think the table next to us thought I might be mental, but I loved it so much, it was like a Dr. Seuss poem about our relationship, and it was both hysterical, and so wonderfully sweet. The reason the last 2 stanzas are in gray, was because they weren't intended to be part of the 'official' poem, but Ross thought it was funny, so added it in. See? Awesome. I'm a lucky girl. =)