Why I love him

I love Michael because:

  • His first reaction when he hears someone is having a problem is, “How can I help?”
  • He loves to re-read his favorite books again and again.
  • He reads an astounding number of new books every year.
  • He will spend hours letting me babble about a book, a TV show, or a movie that he isn’t really interested in without complaining.
  • His smile always makes me feel happy, no matter how bad a day/week/month/year I’m having.
  • When I’m ranting and raging about something that isn’t working, or that I’ve broken, or that’s just really bothering me, he says, “Okay, honey” without any sarcasm or flippancy in his voice at all.
  • He can fix unfixable equipment.
  • He’s got the prettiest eyes.
  • He acts as if my extremely nerdy mathematics rants are interesting and important.
  • He tells me when I’ve screwed up, but always in private.
  • He doesn’t say, “I told you so” even though he has the right to dozens of times every week.
  • He kisses really well.
  • He can always find things I lose, often right away.
  • He just laughs when I point at something he can’t find that’s right in front of him.
  • He makes the most yummy chicken soup from scratch on the entire planet.
  • He finds ways to anonymously help people.
  • He doesn’t complain about my weird music.
  • When I’m going overboard with the Christmas music, which he can’t stand, he either puts on his own earphones without saying anything, or asks if I can skip to another song.
  • Even though he absolutely hates tomatoes, he helps me grow my own.
  • He has great legs.
  • He has, on way more than one occasion, when learning that someone is limping along on a dying computer, assembled a better system, installed software (sometimes going to interesting lengths to find out what sorts of software the person uses without telling why), tested everything several times, then shipped it off to the person as a surprise.
  • He looks good in a worn work shirt and heavy duty Carhartts.
  • He rocks a Victorian frock coat and top hat.
  • He’s comfortable with us both quietly working on our projects at home all night.
  • He can chop vegetables faster than the human eye can follow.
  • He laughs at my lame jokes.
  • He finds humor in nearly every situation.
  • He believes in people.
  • Even me when I am convinced I don’t deserve it.
  • When I asked, “Will you marry me?” he grinned brighter than the sun and said, “Yes.”

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. For more than 20 years I edited and published an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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