Thursday, April 2, 2009

Checkered Flag Speaks and Renders Caution Silent

Perhaps you haven't heard about my giveaway/giveaway/giveaway/giveaway??

And now Checkered takes the wheel:

It’s my wife’s birthday and I have asked if I could venture out into her cyber world of friends with some thoughts about her. I could do one of those clever acronyms or acrostics but those seem so cliché. I could attach a bunch of lovely pictures of her, documenting our lives together but she’s really not in many of those, she’s usually on the other side of the camera. So I think I’ll just go down the line and tell you all the great things she is.

She’s a discoverer. My wife seems to be constantly discovering things about herself. And with that, we get to discover them too. It can be anything: blogging, a new musical instrument, a recipe for crunchy cookies (I’m for that), an interior décor theme (we may not always act on them but she still has the ideas), …

She’s a trier (is that a word?). As “cautious” as she is, she’s not afraid to go out and get that guitar, buy that paint (and stripe the wall with it), ask me to invent that Tony Little Gazelle exerciser and computer desk combo (patent still pending), keep buying dogs until we get it right. I think we’re good now.

She’s sexy. OK, so the Victoria’s Secrets Christmas kit turned into a giggle fest before she made me take it all back, I still find her to be extremely hot.

Smart, she’s very smart. I know you all know how smart and clever she is. I don’t let just anyone do my homework. I thank God for blessing me with a partner that I can share the wheel with. If it were just me and a half wit wife, I’d be terrified to navigate a family through this race course (a little corny NASCAR throw back). I take great comfort in having a wife that questions my decisions.

She’s a fantastic mom. Health, school, sports, music, she’s got it all covered. I pity the teachers and doctors who don’t seem to have a clue about what our precious children need. Caution will not rest until her kitty cats are taken care of.

One of my favorites, she’s silly. I’m all about silliness. That may well be what we have the most in common. Don’t ever do a hippo yawn in front of her, you just may get her finger in your mouth (sorry, Honey). She loves to bring up “sensitive” topics to discuss with our daughter in front of all of us then stands back to watch the fireworks. That’s always good for some laughs. The Victoria Secrets thing, ahhh…, we’ll skip over that one.

She’s Godly. Not to be confused with “Holy.” She always seems to keep the family well grounded in our spiritual walks, even though we haven’t found the “perfect” traditionally contemporary church. My wife has a beautiful spiritual way about her. She’s introduced you to Christ and sometimes you don’t even realize it.

Last but not least, she is selfless. My wife would give you her last DQ Blizzard if it would make you happy (OK, maybe she’d think on that one a moment and then give it to you). My wife is one of the champion gift buyers of the world. I don’t know how she does it. If you just think it, she’s on line trying to find it. I once tried to match her skills, only to end up buying her the complete (every episode ever made) Waltons DVD set. I was ordered to send that back too but she did give me credit for trying.

Well, it looks like a long winded document now and I’m sure she’s going to pare this down and edit the heck out of it before she posts it to her page. Bottom line, I love my wife and I thank God that she has come into my life and made it so beautiful. She has taken me so much further that I would have ever gone without her. Thanks for believing in me, Babe. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. You deserve many days that celebrate you.

21 comments:

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

HEy...Running out the DOor to work, JUSt Glanced....I MISSED YOUR DAY!
Please accept my sincere apologies and know that I am WISHING you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!
You're a GREAT, FanTAStic fellow blogger!
So very glad I found you here in bloggy land!

Have a WONDERFUL Birthday WEEK!!!!
HUGggss!!!

Living on the Spit said...

What a wonderful tribute you Hubbie wrote...you both are wonderful additions to my life and I am so glad I got to spend this special day with you.

Again...happy birthday and please know how much you are loved.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Awww how sweet this is Checkered! Caution is a real dear to me. Send her over to my place-you can come too. I have a surprise waiting!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, do you have a clue how lucky you are woman!! Wow, this does sound like a marriage made in Heaven.....

Jeannelle said...

Happy Birthday, Caution! What a wonderful blogpost by Checkered. I'm not surprised at anything he wrote, though. Enjoy your special day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

How wonderful your husband is...and apparently he is equally matched with a fantastic partner!!!
Such a nice tribute to a great wife, Mom and friend.
Again, happy belated...now, go make him some crunchy cookies.
Suz

Mental P Mama said...

I think you two are a true match made in heaven. Such a sweet and selfless tribute.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awwwwww how totally sweet is that... keep him caution! Happy Birthday... and yes Bradley is due soon... they have not changed his due date but we are placing bets on any time between the 15th and 30th...SHE is Beyond ready to pop him out he is just not fully cooked yet... so she must do the normal 9th month suffering!
shes all nesty and has his room all set up and I cant go see it till i get back because she was already exposed to martha once on sunday ... we cant have her getting strep...
again HAPPY BIRTHDAY and what a lovely post! *good JOB Checkered! now whisper what is it you want LOL... ok I am teasing!

Treasia said...

Aww checkered words brought tears to my eyes. Caution you are a lucky woman my friend. Happy Happy Birthday to you.

The Cotton Wife said...

What wonderful sentiments!

My husband would say something like, "Uhhh... she cooks really well!"

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! You have a super romantic hubby and he deserves to "get some" tonight.... :) hahaha

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday, Caution! Sweet post, Mr. Caution. ;)

Big Hair Envy said...

Happy Birthday!! You and Checkered are SUCH a cute couple!! What a sweet tribute:)

Lady Christie said...

Happy Birthday!

Your husband is very sweet.

mom x 2 said...

Happy Birthday! and you have a great husband :) What a sweet post! Enjoy your day!!!

pam said...

Nice. Very very nice. When you find someone willing to say such true and sincere things, keep him. Oh, and happy birthday my friend. He sums you up well I would guess. You are blessed and a blessing.

Dr.John said...

Happy Birthday.
What a great husband you have.

BoufMom9 said...

This was such a sweet and compassionate "love letter". Thank you for sharing your birthday wishes.

Laura Rose said...

Appreciation and love are beautiful things! Happy birthday!

Reddirt Woman said...

What wonderful birthday 'gift'. You, Caution, are a most fortunate woman.

Happy Birthday!

Helen

addhumorandfaith said...

What a beautiful tribute! Some people don't have this terrific kind of stuff said about them until their wake! :)

Good work, Checkered Flag. It takes a good husband to recognize a good wife!