May 2, 2012

Mark Blogs

My husband Mark recently got to reading my blog. He's read a little here and there, but not a whole lot. I tell him all about my posts. I tell him all about other people's posts too. But I'm never sure if he's actually listening to what I'm saying, or just being polite.

As is his husbandly duty. I mean, I'm polite all the time when he's rambling on about guns or motorcycles.

But I digress.

Specifically, Mark re-read the letter I wrote to him earlier this year, expressing how he is enough. After which he decided he'd like to write something. I told him I would totally publish a post from him. So he promptly started writing.

Which was a big surprise to me. I thought for sure he'd put it off. But he didn't, so without further rambling ado, here's Mark!

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Well I’m not sure how to start. But here we go. My wife wrote a blog post “My Husband is Enough”  and it’s taken me a while to be able to write something back. So please bear with me; my words may not be as eloquent as hers.

Jen, I have not heard anything so loud in my entire life in words or print. There is a reason we have the lyrics to Led Zeppelin’s “Thank you”  on the wall.
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me.
Kind woman I give my all, kind woman nothing more
Little drops of rain whisper on the on the pain, tears of loves lost in the days gone by.
Our love is strong, with you there is no wrong.
Together we shall go until we die. My, my, my.
And so today my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles.
Thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one.
Happiness, no longer sad, happiness… I’m glad.
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you,
When mountains crumble to the see, there would still be you and me.
This is a testament as to the depth of my love for you. Without you I wouldn’t be enough man, husband, father. Without you I probably wouldn’t be. You and the kids are my hope for the future. Even if  we can’t stride off into the sunset together in this life, we will have each other in the end. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be watching, waiting for a time we can do this again when it doesn’t have to end.

In your post you wrote, “This life - yours, mine, ours - will never be picture perfect”. But yet it is, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I was capable of such love, and emotion. I’ve never wanted for love and support, and devotion. I am SOOO HAPPY, just don’t want it to end!


And just so you know I don’t worry for me, It’s you and the kids I worry for, I want to be there to make sure things remain picture perfect.

OK I’m done being a girl. Now I’m gonna go on and on about other things (juust kidding). But I too think about when we met and how far we’ve come -- the house, kids. I have never heard of a more blessed family or a person who has lived a more charmed life than I. I thank God for all that is and will be. Surely the hand of God will stay with you and keep you all safe. And if you doubt that you have a 357, and a S&W 40. Cal to keep you safe. You are my “Eye of the motherfucking tiger”, just point and shoot.

I should shut up now. Just know that I heard it loud and clear. I hate this quote but here it goes “you complete me”, and don’t you forget it!!

LOVE,
Me, who is enough, because you taught me to be ENOUGH.

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I'm not even sure we need to renew our vows now. Kinda feels like we just did.



Mark is having his defibrillator surgery tomorrow. It's supposed to be no big deal, requiring only a one-night stay in the hospital, but of course I'm nervous. This is my husband we're talking about. Hell, I've been nervous for the last two months!

So please, say your prayers, think your good thoughts and help keep me sane.

47 comments:

  1. Okay between this amazing post and the one by Eden, I am going to pretty much drive my husband crazy all day texting him to remind him how much I love him and how amazingly important he is to me!

    And, just so you know, I am in a completely sappy mood and this just made me tear up in such a good way . . . but I am at work so perhaps the timing kind of sucks! ;)
    Jenn

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    1. Aw crap, what did Eden write? I better go see.

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  2. This is so sweet!!! I think I want to hear from Mark again in the future. As always, prayers and good thoughts. I've been rooting for you guys and now, after reading this, I'll never stop

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  3. I love that you wrote that Mark! You guys are such an amazing couple.

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  4. That is an incredibly romantic gesture, never mind the sweet, sweet words. I disagree with you on one thing Mark, your words are pretty eloquent :) And Jen, you are blessed to have a sweetie like him as your life partner!

    Good luck with the surgery, I'll be sending good thoughts your way!

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    1. We are definitely blessed to have each other!

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  5. Where's my kleenex! The love between you two is a beautiful thing! God bless you both!

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  6. Oh man, you made me cry, dang it! Good luck with the surgery tomorrow. Just imagine how much better you will feel!

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  7. Beautiful! Made me cry like a baby, in a good way. Prayers for a successful surgery.

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  8. This is so beautiful! You two have an incredible love. Keeping you both in my prayers!!

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  9. Oh how I loved reading this. Just beautiful! It's so nice to hear from the other half - we all worry about him! Good luck tomorrow, Mark and Jen. You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

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  10. Well said, my friend. Oh, and, nice jacket, Mark.

    Love,
    Your Dad-in-Law

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  11. That is amazing. All the best to both of you!!!

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  12. My gosh, this brought tears to my eyes. Even though things often suck with Mark's health and the stress that accompanies that I'm so happy that you have all that love. I think that is rare, the kind of love you write about here. All the best!

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  13. Ah, now I love both of you instead of just you! I'll keep him in my prayers.

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  14. wow. just wow.

    prayers and thoughts with you both tomorrow!

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  15. Way to go Mark! Not only did you share with your wife how much you love her... you did it in her love language - BLOGGING! That's pretty awesome. And you even managed to get some gun talk in there so no one can accuse you of being "girly". I love you guys. I am so glad we get to be a part of your lives.

    Big hugs today! Jessica & I got the kiddos.

    Love Carin

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  16. Oh my goodness. Mark and Jen, you are so good to each other, and so lucky to have each other. What a sweet, loving, awesome post.

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  17. This is so beautiful! I cried, my husband looked at me like I was crazy. The two of you seem to be the perfect match for each other. This will be a post that will be forever special for you.

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    1. I have no idea how it works, but it does.

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  18. How beautiful was that??? You two are so sweet and wonderful together and I love that you both recognize and cherish what you have.

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  19. What an absolutely beautiful post.

    Stopping by from SITS.

    Oh, and I listen to the talk about guns and motorcycles and man stuff all the time to "be polite". :)

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  20. Came over from SITS. So sweet of him and of you to write one for him! :)

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  21. Aw, Mark!! What a gorgeous letter to Jen. You're both such an amazing couple.

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  22. Not eloquent my butt! You've got me in tears reading your beautiful post to your wife mark :) What a lovely thing to come back and re-read whenever she/you need a little pick me up ^.^

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    1. Mark says he's surprised by how well it came out. And, he's not even sure what eloquent means. He just wanted to use a big word. (He's kidding!)

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  23. Beautiful post! Stopping by from SITS.

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  24. Mark, now I know why Jennifer loves you the way she does. Hope the surgery went well.

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  25. Hope everything turned out OK with the surgery.

    I'd never looked at those lyrics that way before.Very interesting. Sounds like quite a guy.

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    1. I'm curious as to what you thought of the lyrics before now....?

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