Because you asked me for a hair tie even though I wear a navy style hair cut...
Because you don't laugh at me when I dance...
Because you make me my favorite chocolate chip cookies, with no nuts, and let me eat the batter, eat the cookies as they come out of the oven, and eat a 1/2 dozen more before we put them away.
Because you love to entertain and get excited over the prospect of having friends and/or family over for dinner, the weekend, or for just a visit.
Because you will exercise with me. Not just going through the motions, but really train and run and work out...and you talk to me the whole time.
Because you get nervous when meeting my friends and family even though I keep telling you that they will love you...and I am right.
Because you are a great travel companion.
Because you are just as happy sleeping on an air mattress, eating lunch from a street vendor, and walking everywhere as you are when we stay at a 4 star hotel, eating truffles and riding in a limo...and in a similar vain, that you showed me the greatness that is Chick-fil-a Polynesian Sauce mixed with Mayonnaise, boudin, Sonic, and all the other cool foods that we try.
Because you enjoy giving me a back rub.
Because you let me drive and then you don't fall asleep in the car unless you are really, really tired.
Because you humor me when I go off on tangents and you engage me in conversation about things that matter to me like God, politics, and philosophy.
Because you found us a church that fits our personality so very well and that you get super excited to go.
Because you are willing to challenge your faith, my faith, and our beliefs, constantly seeking to learn more and become more mature in what we believe.
Because you support me and my dreams...whether it is to run for congress or to run a church, you are 100% on board.
Because you love to serve your country, volunteered to fight in a war, and have shot machine guns and grenade launchers. I cannot ever express how in awe I am of that...no, not just the guns.
Because you believe that love is a daily choice, one that you can make last forever and one that you want to make last forever. Even the romantic love. Kisses at red lights, holding hands at the grocery store, and touching feet under the dinner table.
Because you laugh at my jokes no matter how many times I tell them and you don't care that I might be a little silly more often than not.
Because you remind me to call my mom, my brother, my sisters, my friends.
Because you love your family.
Because your sisters and your mom are your best friends.
Because you challenge me to be a better friend, Christian, cook, driver, thinker, companion, person...
Because you make me smile.
Because you really are "nothing but trouble"...
Happy Valentines Day...