A Thousand Times

Back in 2008, for Valentines Day, I wrote a list of 100 things I loved about my husband, Adam.

I was struck by, honestly, how difficult it was.

Not that I didn't love my husband, I did, and do, very much, but the things I love about him have become such a daily thing, that I really don't notice that they are unique to him, and, therefore, something I love.

 However, I realised that by writing them down the way I did spoke volumes of adoration to my husband, who floated on cloud nine for about 4 days afterwards. It was more than I ever expected, for something so simple. Also, by sitting down and writing them out, it made me feel more in love with my husband, which can only be a good thing. It was wonderful to sit and only write positive, uplifting words. (As an aside, I also realised - without trying!- that I would have struggled to come up with 100 things that annoy me about him, isn't that wonderful?) I realised all over again, that love is an attitude, and if you make it your hearts goal to only think lovely thoughts about your partner, then life truly is beautiful.

 It made me want to do it more.

I found myself thinking up more and more things that I loved about him. I paid more attention. I listened more. I started thinking that this could become a blessing to my husband in a way I never considered before. So, I devised a little thing (please note: this was waaaaaay before I even knew about the amazing Ann Voskamp and her 1000 gifts) I encourage whoever reads this to try.

I calculated that if I wrote 100 things every month that I loved about Adam, in November (his birthday), I would have thought of 1,000 things I love about him. Once I had discovered this, I was so excited to try. The rules were simple. I chose that on the 4th of every month that I would post 100 things my husband I cherished... which brings us to the second rule... no doubling up. They had to be one thousand unique and individual things.

 What happened next can only be described as the best 10 months of our marriage to date. Nothing has topped it yet.

 I really do encourage you to try this... especially if your marriage isn't in a great spot. Ours wasn't at the time. We had only just recently recconciled a 5 month separation, and honestly? I really didn't think I'd make it to 500, let alone 1,000. If you are early in your marriage, you will probably find this easier than those of us who have been hanging around the same person for over a decade. As I mentioned right at the beginning of the post, you do become used to their little quirks and things, and so, quite often, don't give them a second thought.

I'll admit, when I came up with this idea I started to keep a pen and paper on me... I'd find myself in the car thinking something and telling myself to remember that for the post, only to forget it by the time I got home, so I write them down now.

 So, who's with me? Would you like to think of 1000 reasons you love the man God gave you? Or wife, for that matter men...hey! There's a thought. If all the spouses did this... wow! Lets make this the year of Uplifting Marriages! Seriously. I'm not kidding. Let's build our marriages up. There is no greater stand against Satan than a husband and wife team.

 I truly, truly hope you'll join me in this. In blessing your spouse, you will receive it back, in ways you never dreamed of, I promise. Don't do it to get nice words from them in return. Do it as a sacrificial love offering, solely from the attitude of blessing them and making them feel loved, and I swear, you won't be disappointed.

So, if you would like, here are the 1,000 reasons why I love Adam for you to read. I'm pretty sure, by the end of it, you'll love him just as much as I do :)

1.            I love the way he looks at me when he thinks I'm not looking
2.            His cheeky smile
3.            His goofy laugh that just happens when he finds something earth-shatteringly funny
4.            His ice-blue eyes
5.            There's that mole that I fiddle with when.... never mind
6.            How safe and at home I feel in his arms
7.            He's a really good kisser
8.            The fact that we still laugh together. A lot
9.            The face he pulls when he's trying not to laugh because he knows he's been busted in a lie
10.       His yummy mouth
11.        The way he feigns interest in my interior decorating
12.        That the only time I don't crick my neck kissing him is when I wear 4.5 inch heels (or we're lying down)
13.        That he always walks on the road side of the footpath to protect me.
14.        He used to sleep on the door side of the bed for the same reason. Then we had kids, and he realised that they will wake the closest parent. He now thinks I'm capable of protecting myself in that scenario
15.        That our kids drop everything and run to him when he comes home
16.        That they cry like the world has ended if he doesn't kiss them goodbye
17.        He can cook scrambled eggs like nobody's business
18.        He calls me everyday from work
19.        He suffers in patience my house fluffing when it should be house cleaning
20.       He doesn't bat an eyelid about looking after all of our kids at the same time for extended periods - like, weeks. I have found this to be a rare quality in fathers indeed
21.        He brings me flowers every now and then just because
22.       He thinks I'm the most beautiful woman in the world - even though I'm not
23.       He thinks I'm the sexiest woman in the world - even though I'm not
24.       He deals with my illogical quirks with only the slightest roll of the eyes and a deep sigh
25.       He's agreed to come to America (!!!)
26.       He very nearly cried at an episode of Extreme Make-over: Home Edition - though he'll never admit it, and he's never watched it since
27.        How he's a Trekkie and totally unashamed of it
28.       He's a closet Roxette fan, though
29.       He plays guitar and sings. Enough said
30.       His chook-scratch excuse for handwriting
31.        How he gets excited over callouses on his fingertips
32.       How he laughs fit to bust at a good fart joke
33.       How he's too long for our 3 seater couch
34.       How he misses his little buzz box car
35.       That his favourite movie is "The Last of the Mohicans"
36.       His undivided and passionate loyalty for Geelong Football Club
37.        He sits down to pee more often than not
38.       How profoundly "Good Will Hunting" moves him
39.       He lets me pick his pimples
40.       He works very hard at his job
41.        He clocked Goldeneye 007 (N64), including hidden levels, in 2 months
42.       He cooks if I don't want to
43.       He folds the laundry, which I abhor doing
44.       How he loves to hate (but not really) my cat
45.       How he thinks our daughters are both the most beautiful princesses ever
46.       He writes me songs
47.        How we are on the same page with our beliefs
48.       How he constantly strives to grow in his faith
49.       He watches my Decorating shows with only a little grumbling
50.       His body's thermostat is constantly on warm
51.        How even though he's cross when the boys get in fights at school, he still always believes them when they say they won
52.       He'll wear my grumpiness about something if it means keeping a surprise
53.       He's cried at the birth of all our kids (I think)
54.       He's a bigger gossip than me
55.       He's such a family man that he dropped out of the Army when I fell pregnant with Troy so he wouldn't be deployed away from us*
56.       He can still run circles around me with a soccer ball
57.        He eats the candy that I don't like
58.       He tries very hard to notice if I've done anything special to the house
59.       He always kisses me goodbye in the morning, and hello when he comes home
60.       His dark, dark hair, that's getting a little grayer (He's got a little Mr Fantastic going on)
61.        He still has a set of army cams, so that when he's skinny he can wear them again. Because I find them that hot
62.       He adores Marvin the Martian
63.       How he groans every time I bring home something froggy
64.       How he helps me with mid-night baby stuff if I ask him
65.       He plays with my hair occasionally
66.       He gives me foot rubs
67.        He lets me visit my girlfriends when ever I want to
68.       How good he smells
69.       How he honours his parents - without wavering, and in the face of overwhelming hurt
70.       How he loves my brothers and good mates
71.        That he's a Big Friendly Giant
72.        How he always deals with the blood because I can't
73.        And the vomit
74.        How he pretty much allows me my way most of the time
75.        He kills spiders for me
76.        He is so much more patient than me
77.        How we both find our kids hilarious
78.        He's incredibly administrational
79.        He's addicted to stationary
80.       Nothing gives him more pleasure than a good diary
81.        He changes nappies without arguing
82.       He eats everything I put in front of him
83.       His sense of humour
84.       His bum
85.       That he can find a loop hole in any argument if he doesn't want to do something
86.       He's incredibly protective of people he cares deeply about
87.        He has a beautiful heart
88.       How good he looks in tracki-daks
89.       How he asks for power tools every birthday and Christmas - even though he doesn't know how to use them
90.       That he only drinks coffee at work
91.        He gets concerned for my safety if I don't call him when I get to my destination if it's raining out or night-time
92.       He's completely over-protective of our kids
93.       He follows the politics, so I know who to vote for
94.       He will watch any sport on t.v - even curling
95.       How he knows all of you only by your blog names
96.       His nose
97.        He tolerates my pile forming style of cleaning
98.       He's good at maths
99.       He'll drop everything to come to my rescue if the car breaks or I get a flat tyre
100.  He loves ME.
*I am not at all saying that those brave men who fight for us aren't family men, but I hope you understand what I was saying, in that it was a personal decision for him not to be separated from his children.
101.   He chews his guitar picks
102.   He roughhouses with our kids
103.   He plays 'reigning champion with me' (point at someone’s chest and say "look at that" when/if they look, flick their nose. Whoever gets the person is the reigning champion until they get 'got')
104.   He's the life of the party in a small group setting
105.   How handsome he is when he gets all jazzed up for a date
106.   When we go anywhere together, he always drives
107.   He sometimes buys me craft magazines
108.   How he holds my chair for me at restaurants
109.   How he's too tall to have the sun visor down in the car
110.   He likes to surprise me with breakfast
111.    He reads to the kids
112.    He's so long he doesn't fit in our tub
113.    While he's a minimalist, he tolerates my 'granny chic'
114.    He can never find his wallet or his keys
115.    How he bring work home, but hardly ever does it
116.    He's made steps to lose weight
117.    He can't draw to save himself
118.    He cleans the fans and things up high when I'm pregnant so I don't have to climb on stuff
119.    He is incredibly quick witted
120.   He can avoid watching a chick-flick so effectively that we still haven't watched the one he bought me for valentines day
121.    He loves doing the Santa Shopping with me
122.   Our arguments over who was the best Bond (Him: Connery, Me: Brosnan)
123.   His bald spot on his face where, for some reason, his beard won't grow
124.   He still sees shopping for groceries as our special time
125.   The scar on his neck
126.   How he relishes in cold weather
127.    How we dance together
128.   He moved to Darwin for me
129.   His dreamy voice (he could totally do radio)
130.   He's a bigger procrastinator than me
131.    He'll try anything once
132.   He looks totally amazing in a tux
133.   How I always have the bestest time on the town only when he's there too
134.   He deals with the cane toads for me
135.   How he still enjoys driving through puddles and making the water wave up high
136.   How, when going through said puddle, he still says "whooosssshhhhhhhh". Every. Time.
137.    How he likes to drink a bottle of wine together... My one glass to his rest-of-bottle
138.   Snuggling on the couch
139.   Holding hands when we pray
140.   How self conscious he felt when he had to change a daughters nappy for the very first time
141.    How he fainted during our first labor
142.   And nearly threw up when the doctor shoved the placenta in his face and said "look at this!"
143.   He has cut all our children’s cords except the twins (unfortunately, the doctors had to)
144.   He giggles
145.   His total disdain for Bratz dolls
146.   He pulls the kids up when they are rude to me
147.    He loves our children dearly
148.   He's learnt to roll over in bed without taking the covers with him
149.   How totally thrilled he was when I gave permission for him to drive over a really bumpy road while I was in the early stages of labor
150.   How totally predictable his menu selections are
151.    He's a total sook when he's sick
152.   He chauffeured me around without complaint for three years until I got my license
153.   He has a man bag
154.   He won me a pearl in a raffle... it is still his favourite necklace
155.   How happy he is when I wear it
156.   He is totally involved in our family
157.    He helps so much with dealing with Troy's school programs and his needs... Total lifesaver; I don't understand most of it
158.   He's a shocking fingernail picker, but he grew them out for our wedding
159.   He sits through my siblings and I tell the same stories at every meal together, laughing ourselves stupid over them, with only a slightly bemused expression, even though he doesn't understand why they are so funny Every. Single. Time
160.   He always encourages me to become a better person
161.    He adores British comedy
162.   He thinks Judge John Deed is The Man
163.   He patiently explains sports rules time and time again while I'm learning
164.   It was his idea to renew our vows
165.   He loves my bum
166.   He has agreed to my breast reduction surgery... even though he will mourn a little
167.    He always gets the water after
168.   He shaves my legs when I'm pregnant
169.   He sleeps on the couch when I'm away because he can't sleep in our bed if I'm not next to him
170.   He deals with crying children in the middle of the night
171.    He stayed up until 5am and eleventy-three blisters to get the kids jungle gym erected in time for Christmas morning
172.    He mows the lawns
173.    He washes dishes
174.    He stays up until I get home so he doesn't have to go to bed alone
175.    He does up my necklaces
176.    And my dress zippers
177.    He helps me when I'm undressing by undoing my bra so I don't have to reach around
178.    He takes the best party shots
179.    He feels better from a good dose of retail therapy more than any girl I know
180.   He lets me choose his clothes when we shop
181.    He always pushes the shopping trolley
182.   He is uncannily good at Rummy
183.   He is hilariously funny.
184.   He has a strategy for Monopoly
185.   His absolute love of longhaired German Shepherds
186.   He always beats me at chess
187.    He buys me jewelry occasionally, and it is always beautiful
188.   He never breaks a 'swear'
189.   He lights candles for romance
190.   He deliberately lets me catch him perving on me
191.    The way he eats ice cream out of the carton, going around the sides until there is a mini mountain in the tub
192.   How he takes one of the kids with him most of the time when he ducks up to the shops for special one-on-one time
193.   How he holds my face when we kiss
194.   He can recite just about word for word the Billy Connelly dvd's we used to own
195.   He loses on the pokies every single time
196.   He always strives to be a better man
197.    He won't read sad stories about babies... it cuts him up too much
198.   He always calls me Jen... never Jenny, even when he's angry
199.   How he will take the opposing side of debates, not because he necessarily agrees with it, but because he finds it fun
200.  He hopes his last words are "I love you"
201.   He attempts to answer my morbid "what if" questions
202.  His eyes smile
203.  He can do maths in his head (you have no idea how much I love this)
204.  He has no problem with me opening his mail
205.  He insists on joint accounts, and can't understand how married people have 'your money' and 'my money'
206.  He tolerates my frog fetish
207.   Even though he is only a baby Christian, the Gift of Wisdom is so evident on his life that non Christian people always ask him questions about it
208.  He loves history
209.  The way he's beginning to hang out for these lists
210.   He always tries to make me feel loved
211.    He's honest when I ask about the look of an outfit
212.   And will actually make a decision when I ask "which shoes"
213.   How he'll insist on cooking dinner by himself, then asks me how and when to do everything
214.   He plays in the backyard with the kids
215.   He has about 4 cans of the same deodorant going simultaneously at all times
216.   His boyish charm
217.    He didn't mind three of my ex-boyfriends being invited to our wedding
218.   When we were in serious debt, he would speak to the creditors for me, even though it tore him up inside
219.   Just the fact that he has clean t-shirts in his drawer makes him feel loved
220.  How he really likes my toe nails to be polished
221.   He's a deep thinker
222.   He can't sleep if the sheets are tucked in at the bottom of the bed because his feet don't fit
223.   How we automatically hold hands- his over mine- and if we try it the other way, it feels unnatural
224.   Same with kissing- I get his bottom lip, which is fine by me
225.   His hair is so thick you can't style it as it's too heavy for even the most hard core goop.
226.   He can read music
227.   He's not phased by turning 30
228.   Spreadsheets make him happy
229.   He plays in the water with our kids at the water park
230.  He likes little things; little cars, his bible is wee, etc etc
231.   When I'm sick on the couch, instead of waking me so we can go to bed, he sleeps on the floor next to me
232.   He's the go to man at work; he's reliable to get things done
233.   He jokes that me sniffing turns him on (I was sick with a cold for the first 6 months of our relationship... he has some... fond memories)
234.   He's an automatic condimentaliser
235.   He learnt real quick not to ask for tomato sauce when we were having a baked dinner
236.   He's a worse impulse buyer than me
237.   Perfect conditions to him is a small room with the door shut and the airconditioner's been running on high for an hour
238.   He still aspires to being a rock star
239.   He's a natural athlete
240.  He's immune to vodka
241.   How everything tastes better with cheese and salt
242.   He doesn't snore
243.   He threw himself out of a plane and lived
244.   He's a living testament to The Hound of Heaven
245.   He used to think it was wrong to have relations on Good Friday
246.   He taught himself to play the guitar from a book
247.   He sends me the sweetest text messages
248.   And I was so bummed when my phone was stolen and I lost them all
249.   When he went away with the army this one time, he wrote me a letter for every day he would be away before he left
250.  He's frightened to get family portraits done... we always seem to get pregnant shortly after
251.   He drinks weak as cordial... this works out great for me, as you can near chew my mixes
252.   He can't sleep with out at least a cover sheet
253.   He still eats like he's in the army... in about 5 seconds flat
254.   He used to buy new socks instead of just washing the ones he had
255.   I was his first
256.   How totally obvious he was when he was trying to work out if I had a boyfriend
257.   All the 'do you remember when' things we have
258.   How, even though it's not chivalrous and I didn't understand it at first, he holds my hand and walks into a room before me... to make sure it's safe
259.   He has the highest pain threshold of any one I know
260.  He has a medley of t.v themes he can play on the guitar
261.   He thinks it's fun to peel sunburn skin off and see how big the bits can get before breaking
262.   How one of his eyes doesn't close all the way when he's sleeping when he's totally exhausted
263.   He leads our prayers
264.   He can still flick a soccer ball backwards over his head and catch it in front of himself
265.   How he could walk a 20km hike on a broken ankle, but squeals like a girl when I squeeze pimples
266.   How he claims he always played better when I was there watching
267.   How attached he was to his track-pants... when the bottom half of the legs gave way he cut them off for shorts... when they were finally so revoltingly threadbare I had to sneak them out under the cover of darkness
268.   He prefers my skin white than tan
269.   He thinks it's pretty when I have my nails done
270.   How he only really reads a book once, but still keeps it on the shelf
271.    How he kept trying to grow a goatee every three months or so for 5 years until I finally gave in two weeks ago
272.   He sends me funny e-mails
273.   He prefers our girls to only wear dresses and skirts
274.   He listens to his step-dad prattle on about the government conspiracy that is fluoride poisoning with the patience of a saint
275.   When I was in party plan, he familiaraised himself with the product so he could get me business
276.   He eats the fungus mushrooms off my pizza
277.    When we go out, he fills his pockets with my phone, my wallet, my lipstick etc etc
278.   He got my mum so drunk on cocktails she threw up and my brother had to come get her and take her home... so funny
279.   He blushes
280.  He takes it very seriously that his sons will try to emulate him and his daughters will compare every boy to him
281.   He's a bleeder. When he gives blood, he fills those pint bags in no time flat
282.   He's the only person I know of who can claim they have hit themselves in the forehead with a hammer
283.   He has some of the best kid stories ever... for an only child, he got up to his own fair share of tricks
284.   He was so encouraging when I had to put the twins on formula, it helped me not to feel like a complete failure
285.   How he feels awkward holding other peoples babies
286.   He bought me an evening purse once, because I showed it to him briefly and said I liked it a whole bunch. I went off to another shop and he ducked back and bought it
287.   When we started dating, he would arrive at school with c.d's that I had mentioned in passing that I loved... even though he couldn't stand them (or didn't know who they were)
288.   He believes without a shadow of a doubt that life begins at conception
289.   He sneaks milk out of the carton, but forgets to wipe his nose
290.  If he had his way, I'd live in yoga pants
291.   He's an affirmer. It still makes me grin like a dork when he says "good girl!"
292.   He let me wax him all over once... just to see
293.   But he has still managed to avoid the facial he promised I could do to him for 7 years
294.   He wants to have a toga party for his 30th
295.   His clients adore him
296.   He folds towels my way because it irritates me so much if they aren't
297.   He has this song he made up when Troy was born that he has sung to each and every one of our children as babies, substituting the name as appropriate
298.   He has been told by seasoned nurses that he would make an exceptional doctor
299.   He thinks my dicky thumbs are cute
300.  He can spot a speed camera a mile away 
301.   His 'sensitive' ears
302.  How he already knows what he call name his German Shepherd when we can finally afford one
303.  How he mows our HUGE back yard with a push mower even though it's boiling hot out
304.  How his breaks from mowing are longer than the actual stints of work
305.  When I had gall stones, he'd stay up with me all night during an attack
306.  He has no problem with doing mercy trips for feminine products
307.   He walks around shopping centres with me and tries to be interested
308.  He ties to look interested when I read him things I find funny on the internet
309.  How he makes wishes on eyelashes
310.   How we dance so great together
311.    His scars and the awesome stories they each have
312.   He makes amazing cocktails
313.   He shaved his goatee, even though he loved it, because he knew deep down I wasn't a fan
314.   He gets me to check his homework
315.   He forgave me for giving him a huge hickey on his forehead
316.   He never "let's" me win, so it's always so awesome when I finally do
317.    He claims he still rolls over in the morning, looks at me and goes 'damn!' (in a good way)
318.   He thought I was way out of his league when we first met
319.   How fast his heart was beating when we kissed for the first time
320.  How I know without a shadow of a doubt he will never ever cheat on me
321.   How it bugs him that I don't get jealous ever (see previous for reason)
322.   He believes that cartoons these days are terrible, and with no moral teachings and wants to buy the Astro Boy and Inspector Gadget series on DVD because they do
323.   He knows all the stories of the dudes from WWE
324.   And he lets me mock it while he watches it
325.   He'd love to be a house husband
326.   But won't ever force me to work outside the home
327.   He can't cut cheese or bread straight to save his life/li>
328.   He puts the wheelie bins out on the curb on their days
329.   He dreamt he was Astro Boy once
330.  And he's so embarrassed by it - it's adorable
331.   He tells me off for not going to bed at a decent hour - from the couch, where he'll watch a few more hours of t.v
332.   He still has a 'huggy pillow' he sleeps with every night
333.   He sits with me when I'm sick and throwing up
334.   How Sundays are for chippy lunches and sleeping on the couch
335.   My brothers value his opinion
336.   He is my taste tester
337.   He let's me buy stuff off eBay
338.   He's quite willing (in fact, it was his idea) to give me a House Decorating Allowance
339.   His "work verse" is John 7:24 (it's very apt for his field)
340.  He only drinks coffee at work and church
341.   He cannot go into a Bunnings without buying something
342.   When he was first considering becoming a Christian, he resisted because he didn't want to be a missionary - now he wants to go to bible college
343.   We read Post Secrets together
344.   He chose my wedding dress
345.   He allowed me to have a frog on our order of service cards
346.   He bought me a pink cell phone
347.   He deals with a fairly girly bedroom
348.   He understands my need to throw parties - and lets me
349.   He makes me laugh when I'm trying to be mad at him
350.  He refuses to completely grow up
351.   He doesn't think twice about kissing me or showing affection in public
352.   How we still say things at the same time because we are on the same wave length
353.   He's never smoked
354.   And that one time he did pot was enough to keep him off it for life
355.   He remembers my birthday and our anniversaries
356.   He makes beautiful babies
357.   He used to play a particular song on his guitar to help me go to sleep
358.   And how it was his idea to use that song for our bridal procession
359.   He is ridiculously smart
360.  That we actually kissed before we held hands (I'm pretty sure)
361.   He gets irritated if I complain about my body
362.   He agreed to ballroom dancing classes with me... and enjoyed it
363.   He takes a kid to work with him every now and then when he goes in on weekends
364.   He sympathises when I complain about my boobs
365.   He proposed after we had been together for four months
366.   And while he wanted to tell, he was completely supportive that I didn't because I was only 17
367.   That he wishes that we had told everyone anyway, so we could have married sooner
368.   He wanted to just go before a JP and do the legals the minute I turned 18... and do the wedding thing later
369.   I can't live without him. I tried. It was awful
370.   He doesn't care if I haven't shaved
371.    Everybody likes him. I don't know any one who thinks he's a jerk
372.   We can talk without speaking
373.   We don't have to talk to have a good time
374.   He loves to take me to nice restaurants
375.   How my heart still skips a beat every now and then
376.   He is an unbelievable lover (I had to say it... sorry... I held out as long as possible)
377.    He is totally open to the leading of God
378.   How he starts all letters and cards to me with "My Jen"
379.   That side to side glances he does and that only he and I know what it means
380.  That we are our high-school sweethearts
381.   That the first time I ever laid eyes on him, I knew that I would marry him
382.   That when he first heard that there was no marriage in heaven he decided (jokingly) that he didn't want to go if I wouldn't be his wife
383.   He does his share of the housework more than I do mine
384.   He has some of the corniest lines
385.   Because I don't know how not to
386.   How happy he was at our wedding
387.   That he immediately saw me when he walked into that math room on the first day of school
388.   Our little 'love you more' routine
389.   Sugar pie, hunny bunch... you know that I love yoooooooooou
390.  He decided that "You're Just to Good to be True" was Our Song
391.   And we had it as our First Dance
392.   That at one point, we had about 5 different versions of it on our cd rack
393.   Playing with his chest hair
394.   He's strong
395.   He pouts like a kid... bottom lip and everything
396.   How we go pamphlet "shopping" (Circling all the stuff we'd like with no expectation for or guilt attached at all that we won't be getting any of it)
397.   He's always up for a pash
398.   He asked me to our 'prom' even though we'd been together all year and it was kind of a given
399.   He didn't have an outrageous bucks night that took weeks to recover from
400.  He won a slam dunk competition at college
401.   If he wasn't in class, his teachers new exactly where to look for him... and often did... on the basketball court
402.  Once he had made up his mind to do it, he gave up t.v without a whimper
403.  How he could pull of a passing grade for science purely on the end of year exam, despite the fact he did literally nothing all year
404.  He's currently doing two full time courses to better his employment opportunities, while working full time
405.  He can sort of juggle. He tries, anyway
406.  He is incredibly diplomatic when he needs to be
407.   And completely tactless when he doesn't
408.  The kids think he's the jungle gym to beat all
409.  How it took him ages to learn how to butter bread right to the sides... he wouldn't as a kid because his fingers 'would get greasy'
410.   13. He also used to make mud pies with spoons so his hands wouldn't get dirty
411.    He always helps people out if he is able to
412.   How alike we are
413.   How we can finish each others sentences
414.   The fact that it was so bizarre having a babysitter and going to a bbq without him when he was away for work
415.   He is always good at pretty much everything he puts his hand to
416.   His true sense of honour
417.    How we are so comfortable together, and don't have to constantly be finding things to 'do'
418.   How my head fits perfectly into his shoulder
419.   He knows all my icky bad habits and personality flaws, and he still likes me
420.  He loves my mum and gets all sad if she doesn't give him a kiss goodbye
421.   He has really nice ears
422.   He has a beautiful smile
423.   I love the way he looks when he's just waking up
424.   He is a morning person
425.   I can be myself around him and know that it is more than acceptable
426.   He gets cross when I'm late, but waits as long as it takes
427.   When I'm sad, he can always find the right joke to pull me out of it
428.   He can actually tell when I'm joking, and laughs accordingly
429.   How my heart says 'yay!' when I see him pull up to the gate
430.  "Friends" by Joe Satriani is (and I quote) "The music he thinks of when he loves me"
431.   He describes me as a strong melody
432.   And that together we make a sweet harmony
433.   Whenever I cook a roast, he always reminisces about the huge ones I used to cook before I learnt how to portion for just two people
434.   I don't think there has ever been a beer so bad he hasn't finished it
435.   He kisses my nose
436.   He enables my Coke habit
437.   He buys me Starburst Fruit Chews as a (very well received) gift because he knows they are my absolute favourite
438.   And he doesn't even bother to ask if he can share
439.   He likes gadgets and spends hours trying to figure out how they work
440.  He loves his dog
441.   How when we were dating, we used to buy a pizza and share it in the park
442.   How when I was pregnant with Troy, we embarked on a game of Rummy One Million. I think we got up to 700,000
443.   He always used to have blackberry Soothers in his coat pocket for me to find
444.   He always gives me his jacket if I was cold
445.   How we walk with our hand in each others back pocket
446.   He loves my hair long
447.   He hated me blonde
448.   How we used to shoot baskets from the free throw line for favours
449.   He used to catch the earliest bus to get to me, and the latest one home
450.  That my dad knew the minute he met him, that he would be sticking around
451.   We look alike. We were confused for brother and sister once (obviously, we weren't all over each other at that particular moment)
452.   For such a tall bloke, he has really little feet
453.   He looks really sexy with a good watch on (who knew?)
454.   He said something really corny at our wedding ceremony
455.   He acknowledges his addictive personality
456.   And won't buy video games because of it
457.   Sometimes, when he rings me from work, he puts me on speaker, and we don't actually talk, we just be 'together'
458.   He fully understands that if you don't have a headache from inhaling bleach fumes after scrubbing the bathroom, then it's not clean
459.   "It's just not Christmas without beers with Rob" (my brother)
460.  How we both love to watch stand up comedians
461.   He calls our sponsor child "The Little Guy"
462.   He adores Babylon 5 and owns the whole thing on DVD
463.   And like his books, he watches them once and then they sit and look pretty
464.   How disappointed he is that he burnt all my letters and things I wrote him when we broke up one time
465.   How quickly I went from calling him "Sparksy" to Adam
466.   How even though he likes certain vegetables, he never complains that we don't eat them because I don't like them
467.   That he just rang me, impatiently wondering where his list was
468.   That he get's all hurt if I have to throw out some of my dried roses he bought me because they are little more than dust
469.   He cleans my car out for me occasionally
470.   He encourages me in my crafts
471.    He deals with my habit of becoming so engrossed with a project that everything else pales in significance until it's done
472.   How he empathises with me about my boobs, and lets me complain about them
473.   And then tells me he finds them rather attractive, if I don't mind, but understands that they are too big
474.   He changes the lightbulbs when they go... eventually
475.   He waters the lawns
476.   How good he looks in blue
477.    How his butt looks in jeans
478.   That he notices when I do things just for him
479.   He protects the dog from my rage when she's gone through our rubbish again
480.  And then picks up said rubbish
481.   He deals with any cat poo when I'm pregnant
482.   He learnt to drink black, sugarless coffee when on a diet
483.   How he taught all our kids to do high fives by the time they were one
484.   He wrote letters to me while we were in school
485.   He learnt to fold letters funky because I did
486.   How we eat wedges with sour cream straight out of the carton
487.   When he's "the boy" when we're out (you carry the money and pay for everything)
488.   How I don't think we ever went dutch
489.   How we could spend all day together at school, and still talk on the phone for about five hours
490.  How he wakes me with a kiss
491.   His Pastor Heart
492.   The way we sing together
493.   That he can't get enough of me
494.   He still thinks I'm pretty if I don't have makeup on
495.   Our special handshake
496.   How our maths teacher told us to cut out making-out in the back row
497.   How he always bought me two red roses at a time, because he knew that just one meant a marriage proposal in the language of flowers
498.   When I was in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, he was going to be away when it was playing, so he came to the full dress rehearsal so he could see it
499.   He wants our kids to have a deep appreciation and love of classical music
500.  But also wants to make sure they deeply love and appreciate Hendrix, Led Zeplin and the like
501.   He brought me a corsage for our end of year dinner (prom) without being reminded or prompted by anyone
502.  The look of bewilderment that crosses his face when I brush the fringes on rugs straight
503.  He cleans when he's angry or frustrated with work
504.  He's still ridiculously proud of the egg and spoon race he won back in college
505.  That goofy look he gets on his face when he's trying to be romantic
506.  He didn't die when he flipped the quad bike going 100kph
507.   He thinks my love affair with graveyards is creepy, but occasionally, he'll walk through the really old ones with me
508.  How bummed he was when we didn't fall pregnant on our honeymoon
509.  How every drop of colour left his face when he heard the word "Twins!"
510.   The best day of our honeymoon was Warner Bros. Movie World
511.    Playing chess in Princess Park
512.   He offered to be my math tutor in college. I think we had one official session in the library
513.   How he asked to walk me home from school that first time of many
514.   He's ticklish
515.   He'll attempt pretty much any song I put in front of him for church
516.   He can't spell for the life of him
517.    He was reading Asimov at age 8
518.   He tried on Skye's tennis dress for a laugh at her birthday and TOTALLY ROCKED IT
519.   He's slowly warming up to the idea of homeschooling
520.  He can make money for groceries stretch further than can seriously be possible
521.   He writes me love notes, on my skin
522.   How tiny I am next to him when I'm barefoot. Which is most of the time
523.   He's great at quiz nights
524.   He beats me fairly consistently at Trivial Pursuit (genus V)
525.   But he refuses to let me buy the Disney one, because he will fail completely, utterly, and embarrassingly
526.   He truly can't tell the difference between white, pearl, eggshell, off white etc etc when they are side by side
527.   How I'm used to his face
528.   He checks my blog every day
529.   Our shared memories that spark conversation that no one else understands
530.  He really is my best friend
531.   His dead straight eyelashes
532.   I can't imagine my life without him
533.   He's the last voice I hear before I go to bed
534.   He helped me pack up the house
535.   After reeling from my colour choice for the walls and claiming it "fluro" and "too yellow" he now freely admits I was right and know what I'm doing.
536.   He does the tip (dump) runs for me
537.   He won't let me drive any car with an engine larger than a 4 cylinder because he's concerned for my safety
538.   He leads worship even though he hates public speaking
539.   He brings me a flower or two from our yard when he feels badly and wants to apologise
540.  He doesn't make me watch horror movies with him
541.   It bugs him when I forget to put my wedding ring back on after painting
542.   He is the most un-car bloke on the planet
543.   He's completely uncoordinated in the water
544.   He ate nothing but cheese sandwiches for pretty much my entire first pregnancy so we could afford for me to eat fresh fruit and vegetables and meat.
545.   The way, whenever I complain about having a headache, he asks if I've drunk enough water that day
546.   He thinks I'm the most sexy when pregnant
547.   He calls me Babe more than by my name
548.   He is so easily persuaded to get takeaway for dinner
549.   The way he still misses Jane (his dog) even though it's been about 7 years since she died
550.  When our cat Tonks got hit by a car, He drove the car around to the back of the house after we discovered him, so the kids wouldn't see him pick the cat up off the road.
551.   He held a little funeral and said prayers and encouraged the kids to do it as well.
552.   He loves a 'fry up' breakfast
553.   He eats Apricot Chicken, even though he doesn't like it all that much, because I love it
554.   How I have to cut his hair with scissors to thin it out a bit before he can shave it
555.   How deliriously happy he was when he got his first electric drill
556.   He never questions when yet another package arrives via eBay
557.   He reads really slowly
558.   He isn't superstitious at all
559.   His sporadic bursts of green thumbed-ness
560.  He agrees it's probably a good idea to grow a veggie garden
561.   He can fall asleep anywhere
562.   But he can't sleep on planes
563.   He used to have this 'girl' that he would write love songs 'for', but he could never see her face
564.   He said when he met me, he knew she was me all along
565.   He has really nice thumbs
566.   He's playful
567.   The way we fit
568.   The way he lets me use him for his body heat when I'm cold
569.   The way he won't 'cut in' when we're painting because he's 'artistically inept' and can't follow a straight line
570.   But he can reach nearly all the way to the roof when doing the crisscrossing*
571.    The way he was ok with it that I said he could remarry if I died... but he said I could die alone if it was the other way around
572.   I like having him around
573.   There's no one I'd rather go to dinner with
574.   How he organised a birthday breakfast for me without getting me to arrange sitters or anything
575.   And wasn't too disappointed when morning sickness hit for the first time that morning at the restaurant
576.   He takes his sick days to look after me the kids when I'm ill
577.    And then goes to work when he's dying
578.   How excited he gets when he is allowed to drive the (cool) company car
579.   He knows the rules for just about every sport
580.  He thought it funny when I referred to WWE as 'Soapies for Men'
581.   He moved all our stuff pretty much by himself
582.   He learnt German for a while.
583.   He enthusiastically encourages my OCD tendencies on things that suit his agenda
584.   He has sensitive nipples
585.   Enya: The Memory of Trees
586.   How we used to stay up in the lounge-room all night, talking, makin' out, and watching Rage (music show)
587.   How, even though he thought it utterly ridiculous, he carpeted the dog house for me when we lived in Tassie (it's so cold down there!)
588.   He doesn't laugh too much when I'm really pregnant and I pee a little when I sneeze
589.   He actively keeps himself away from all forms of p*rn, and even averts his eyes from some movie scenes
590.  He let me have the cuckoo clock up, even though it annoyed the hell out of him, because he understands the sentimental value
591.   When we broke up once, my brother Rob got all stressed out about it, because he thought it meant he couldn't be friends with Adam anymore
592.   He all but physically puts me to bed when I haven't had enough sleep
593.   How our conversation is just so easy
594.   He has loved me through some really tough and dark times
595.   He wrote "Love U" on my steering wheel
596.   No one makes me laugh as much as he does. No one
597.   How we can quote random people in unison if we have the right prompt
598.   He keeps nagging me to go get my moles checked
599.   He loves to cuddle with the dogs
600.  He's heaps of fun to sing with
601.   He's protective of me and my feelings
602.  He thinks I'm a great worship leader
603.  He indulges my shoe fetish
604.  He looks great in blue. And white. And black. Especially black
605.  He loves to go to sleep on the couch watching a movie
606.  He pays attention to things that bug the life out of me. He was putting coffee mugs away today, and he made sure they were all facing the same way
607.   He's learning to really discern the voice of the Lord
608.  He's a decision maker. Once he's made up his mind to do something, it happens
609.  He needs me
610.   I need him
611.    He never expected me to work outside the home once we had kids
612.   He's tech savvy enough that he can sound like he knows what he's talking about when we go shopping for that kind of stuff
613.   He could bullshit his way through anything
614.   Which is why he ROCKS at Balderdash
615.   He doesn't condemn me for being a bit overweight
616.   I can never be close enough to him. If I could crawl into his skin, I would
617.    He likes me
618.   He's physically strong. I like how he can bench press me
619.   He values my opinion
620.  He has never treated me like a doormat
621.   He's not stingy. He shares pretty much everything with me
622.   He knows all the secret, little things that make me happy
623.   His smile is contagious
624.   He winks at me
625.   He really has no idea how handsome he is
626.   And so therefore he is so unaffected
627.   How happy he was at our wedding
628.   The feel of his hand when he strokes my face
629.   How he got up early even though he was horribly hung over to buy my engagement ring the day before I moved to Darwin ahead of him
630.  He's photogenic even though he thinks he isn't
631.   He's a Jazz boy through and through, but accepts that it's one of the genre's I can't sing to save myself
632.   He's a swing voter
633.   I know I can shoot him a look and he'll know exactly what I mean
634.   How grumpy he's getting because his List is late this month
635.   He is totally awesome in times of crisis
636.   He is charm personified
637.   He likes to read
638.   He doesn't make me watch his gory, blood soaked movies
639.   He will always stop by the shop after work if I ask him to
640.  If you tell him he can't do something, he'll do it, just to have one up on you
641.   We got applauded dancing together at a nightclub once when the song was over
642.   He's my biggest fan
643.   Because I can't help but smile at him
644.   Every now and then, he tells me to get a sitter, and we go clothes shopping free of children
645.   I prefer his company to anyone elses
646.   When we are driving, he rests his hand on my leg
647.   As much as he threatens to, he hasn't run over my cat yet
648.   We're like two magnets
649.   We're a team
650.  Snoogling
651.   Fuzzy purple and light blue hazes
652.   He's always up for me meeting him in his lunch hour
653.   He want's us to write music together
654.   He wants us to make music together (there is a difference)
655.   I couldn't get rid of him if I tried
656.   How excited he was setting up his 'gym'
657.   And he even let me 'fluff' it a little
658.   He misses me when we are away from each other
659.   He teases me in a loving manner
660.  He's not superstitious
661.   He's becoming very aware of what we speak over our children, our marriage and each other
662.   He's also conscious of what comes into our home in the way of media
663.   He wouldn't run away to Hawaii if I fell pregnant again
664.   No one can delegate better than him
665.   He likes to garden
666.   I asked him to write down the hours I needed to give Amy's different medicines and he sat down to write me up a spreadsheet
667.   He's a hardnosed evolutionist-turned-devout creationist
668.   When he's self conscious he makes a fist with one hand and punches his other palm
669.   He blushes
670.   He really get's into worship... sweat and everything
671.    He can never find his guitar picks
672.   So he was really happy when I brought him a box of 250
673.   He still has his first FRED from army. (F-ing Ridiculous Eating Device) It's um, 13 years old now
674.   He also has a conductor or something still connected to his wallet from when he did a TAFE course
675.   The sheer joy he attains from food
676.   We're both as juvenile as each other
677.    He's an optimist in the face of hopelessness... he's always encouraging me "Practicality before pretty, Jen!" *sigh* he makes me laugh
678.   He watched Pricilla Queen of the Desert with me when at the time he was the biggest homophobe I had ever met
679.   How you can see him visibly relax when he picks up the acoustic
680.  When he sets goals, he sets them high
681.   He agrees that you can never have too many books
682.   He told me when we'd been dating a year what he thought our daughter would look like. Without word of a lie, Bethany is the embodiment of it
683.   He believes in me
684.   He trusts God's call on our life
685.   He's very cruisy. Life just happens
686.   He doesn't like to rock the boat
687.   He's very security conscious
688.   He's a checker. And a re-checker. And a double checker
689.   Shangri-La is the computer game shop
690.  His eyes twinkled like a little boy when I asked him to do a job that required the circular saw the other day
691.   He is teachable, and willing to be so
692.   He has no problem with being an underling or a tag along when required
693.   When I'm pregnant and in pain uncomfortable, he drives really smoothly, slowing down gradually for lights and corners
694.   He is not above copping a feel at church
695.   He's a shocking park. So long as he's "in the lines" he doesn't care if it's straight.
696.   He always feels bad when he sees a dog or cat that has been killed by a car
697.   He's a grumpy dieter
698.   He's a happy drunk
699.   He didn't make me feel too badly for losing both keys for the one car inside of a week
700.  His tortishell beard. Seriously. He looks like a ragdoll cat
701.   He has beautifully shaped eyebrows
702.   He's adorably reduced to smoosh by Amy
703.   He's willing to stay in a stressful job to secure our family's finances
704.   We diet together. Always
705.   We pretty much always let the excuse of snuggling in bed is way more fun than getting up and working out get in the way of actually, you know, doing it
706.   And that "we really should go to bed early tonight" get us out of the night time routine
707.   He looks really cute with his hat on backwards
708.   He always goes to parent teacher interviews
709.   He didn't complain too loudly when I cut my hair short
710.   That it felt terrible the day I was unable to call him at work
711.    He only looks at me slightly strangely when I suggest doing some things, such as making my own car seat covers
712.    Whenever he get's a forward, he flicks me an email saying "Snope this for me"
713.    Nine times out of 10 he'll choose the "hair down" option
714.    He lets me do pretty much as I please to decorate the house
715.    He does not own, or ever plans to own, a pink shirt. Masculine pink or not *grin*
716.    He is very concerned (in a positive way) with supporting Christian companies
717.    He is the quintessential example of Love is Blind
718.    He hates it when I put myself down
719.    He wipes the children's grubby paw prints off the walls
720.   He listens to my endless chatter about stuff I want to do to decorate
721.    He hardly ever raises his voice at me (even though he's "yelling on the inside")
722.   He never goes against me when I'm disciplining the children without asking me if it is ok first (it's usually to just change the punishment slightly, and it's more often than not better anyway)
723.   He digs antiques... just not their prices.
724.   He is forever telling me to do my pelvic floor exercises.
725.   And to stop picking my pimples
726.   He tells me when he thinks something I have purchased for the home is pretty
727.    And he won't (with the exception of some curtains) tell me if he thinks it's not
728.   He lives with said curtains
729.   He is an obedient and sacrificial worshiper
730.   He praises me about the housework
731.    He wears 14 hole black Doc Martins
732.   He's always looking for ways to improve his musicianship
733.   He always get sick as soon as he takes leave
734.   He always worries if he thinks he may have offended someone
735.   He will always go to the person and ask, and apologise if necessary
736.   He skinned his knees today! Forever the little boy
737.    How he get's his hair cut and styled, even though he'd rather just shave it, because he knows I prefer it
738.   He pays attention to the way he hangs clothes on the hanger because he knows how much it bugs me if it's 'wrong'
739.   Which is why he uses the same colour pegs on the one item of clothing on the line
740.   He walks to the shops to get food for us when our car isn't working
741.    He is fair in his punishments when disciplining our children
742.   He helps me 'fluff' even though it seems like a waste of time to him
743.   He watches movies while folding the laundry and/or studying etc... and always stops to watch the fight scenes
744.   He puts things away up that go up high so I don't have to get a chair or a step
745.   He always praises my cooking in front of the children
746.   He hung the dryer on the wall for me (and it's just about straight!)
747.    And then took it down and hung it upside down, because it was easier for me to reach... and because I thought it would 'look better'
748.   How the kids always come in to his side of the bed to snuggle in the morning
749.   He tells our daughters all the time how pretty they are
750.   He sleeps like it's an art form
751.    He loves Pixar movies
752.   He wears the kids bandaids... pictures and all
753.   He noticed that my skin is clearing up
754.   He is staunchly against abortion
755.   How he retorted, laughing, after I said I'd be fine if he married again if I died: "You can die alone" It was hilarious
756.   He's magic. You'll hear this often at our house from me: "Honey? Do you know where.... never mind, got it!"
757.    It was his idea to sponsor a child
758.   He stays up late to help me clean
759.   He hasn't forced me to move back to Tassie, though I know he'd love to
760.   When I'm frustrated and angry with the kids, he reminds me why I'm 'doing it'
761.    The kids do what he says, pretty much when he says it
762.   He values my opinion
763.   He asks what my opinion is
764.   He holds down the kids when they need to be stitched back together
765.   He went to a fancy dress party as his own character... "Gandalf the Troll-Shager" I have pictures.
766.   How he's getting very impatient for his lists
767.    And actually reminds me on the day that they are due
768.   How he and I really can't decide whether we'd be democrats or republicans... though we do lean more towards one than the other
769.   He's just so yummy to snuggle with of a morning
770.   He always has to have something covering him when he sleeps
771.    He looks adorable holding a baby
772.    He actually gets me to look for things on eBay every now and then
773.    He doesn't have an expensive, money sinking hobby
774.    He doesn't have half a car propped up in our garage
775.    He doesn't abandon me to go fishing every weekend
776.    How good he smells when he wears Desire for Men by Alfred Dunhill.... mmmmmmmm
777.    How I can always tell if he's near, even if I can't see or hear him
778.    He remembers to put the bin out most of the time
779.    He doesn't mind my dorky, sentimental things being out on display
780.   We have key-rings that kiss
781.    He doesn't buy into the new age mumbo jumbo
782.   He helps me draw floor plans for houses when I'm stuck... or add too many bathrooms
783.   He posed with me for one of those "1800" photos at a theme park... and totally looks the part of the affluent gentleman.
784.   He's agreed to go to a fancy dress party in period dress. We are going from the "Little Women" era.
785.   He's concerned about the fact that Eli should technically be in a dress to be accurate and wants me to make pants
786.   And was infinitely relieved to hear that at 5, Drew is old enough for knickerbockers
787.    But I know he'll let me put Eli in a dress after all that
788.   That he's actually letting me spend the money on fabric and stuff because he knows how I love to play 'dress ups'
789.   He eats strange combinations, like jam and cheese together on sandwiches, but doesn't make me try them
790.   He's a homebody
791.    He brought me a pink purse
792.   He's always appreciative of lingeree
793.   Even though he doesn't see the point
794.   He was really miffed no one commented on his last 100
795.   He was really sweet when Calse died.
796.   He made sure he dug the grave long enough to fit my huge cat so he wasn't buried all squashed
797.    He's started another diet and exercise plan, and so far he's sticking to it
798.   And he hasn't complained once
799.   I have his unspoken permission to finish this list today instead of doing the housework
800.  Watching me tidy makes him happy
801.   He is considering agreeing to a fly in- fly out job for a short time because it would be the best financial decision for our family
802.  He didn't get too devastated when Geelong lost the Grand Final last week
803.  He thinks the Dave Ramsay plan is a good one and thinks we should give it a bash
804.  He decided that using the cheap washing powder just wasn't cutting it and wants to get the more expensive brand that does
805.  He is the master spider killer
806.  He washes the dogs
807.   He was as appalled as I was at what some of the kids were doing at a school recital
808.  He eliminates ticks with a joy I cannot describe
809.  He plays tip with the kids
810.   He gives pretty much everyone the benefit of the doubt
811.    He allows God to break him
812.   He's an awesome birth partner
813.   He's really starting to put his foot down about extraneous spending and credit/hire purchase items
814.   He tells me everyday that I'm pretty or whatever
815.   He just wants to be alone with me for his 30th
816.   He thinks I'm an awesome cook
817.    He's very satisfying to cook for
818.   His t-shirts are super comfy
819.   For some unexplainable reason, when he does the grocery shopping, it's always cheaper
820.  He likes to read
821.   He reads the paper back-to-front
822.   He sometimes answers the phone "Hello, Home" because that's what the caller i.d says
823.   He always says "I love you" before hanging up
824.   He talks to our kids about Jesus
825.   He talks to me about Jesus
826.   He's destined for greatness
827.   He likes to rearrange furniture
828.   He likes to have a nanna nap with me
829.   He looks adorable holding our brand new babies. I don't think there have been any other times when I've loved looking at him more
830.  He's getting a little worried I won't make it to 1000
831.   He likes stainless steel, wrought iron and glass... but knows I think it looks like you live in a hospital, so we don't have any of it
832.   He was my last boyfriend
833.   He was my last ex-boyfriend (Get it? I married him)
834.   He encourages me to get back into the swing of my Home Management Binder
835.   He doesn't actually own much any stuff.
836.   He complains loudly if I don't kiss him enough during the day
837.   He's not the "Dinner must be on the table the minute I walk through the door" type person
838.   He helps me get started by suggesting small jobs that produce quick results
839.   He's willing to do any job if it comes down to it. He'd pack supermarket shelves if that was all he could get
840.  He is an excellent provider for our family
841.   He shoulders the responsibility of Father very well
842.   He strives to the Biblical calling of Husband
843.   He sets the alarm if I put the bread on too late so I can get up when it's finished because I can't stand it when the bread goes soggy
844.   He wants to get his Masters in music
845.   He's passed on his beautiful blue eyes to three four of our children
846.   How it bugs him that none of our kids have his dark dark hair
847.   He's getting excited about food lifestyle changes
848.   He doesn't force me to be a morning person
849.   But always tries to get me to go to bed early
850.  He doesn't get overly annoyed when I bring out the Christmas c.d's in October (or June)
851.   He's particular about jewelery
852.   He likes that I try to dress modestly
853.   How it feels more comfortable to hold his left hand in my right than the other way around
854.   How he wasn't too miffed when he shaved his beard off this morning and I didn't even notice
855.   He picks things nice to say, like "Your eyes are really pretty today"
856.   He makes sure the kids have breakfast
857.   He likes to all sit around the dinner table for dinner
858.   But sitting on the lounge in front of the tv is just as fun
859.   He's getting really excited about "skinnying up"
860.  He turned around immediately and came home from driving to volleyball when I called him just now to tell him one of the dogs had dug up Calcifer, so he could re-bury him and I wouldn't have to.
861.   He loves to spend time with me
862.   He looks great in jeans
863.   He's a snazzy dresser when he puts his mind to it
864.   He's an awesome songwriter
865.   The way his hand feels in mine
866.   How we walk with our hands in each others back pocket
867.   How we snuggle in the middle of the night
868.   How it is very rare that we ever walk together without holding hands
869.   He listens to Ravi Zacharias sermons when he cleans
870.   How his heart still races sometimes when we kiss
871.    How we can laugh when were trying to find a harmony and miss it by a mile
872.   How he tries really hard to not be critical
873.   He buys cute clothes for the children
874.   He buys cute clothes for me
875.   He holds doors open for me
876.   His ability to "grab life by the balls" and get on with it
877.    We tend to do the same "funky stuff" when singing
878.   And good naturedly argue over who gets to do those bits at church
879.   He's the best dinner date
880.  He praises me in front of the children
881.   He hugs me in front of the children
882.   He kisses me properly in front of the children
883.   He makes sure the boys talk to me respectfully
884.   He wolf whistles me
885.   Life is never dull when he's around
886.   But it's also beautifully predictable
887.   Without fail, he will hug me when he's all sweaty and gross
888.   He looks like a part of our family, and not an obvious blow-in.
889.   He shouldered being called "camp dog" by my dad when we were dating in school (walk in, eat all the food, walk out *grin*)
890.  He's my #1 cheerleader
891.   Everything always seems better when he's there
892.   I'm perfectly relaxed when he's home
893.   He will always pick practicality and function over pretty and fluff.
894.   The way he flicks his lips with his tongue when he concentrates
895.   The way his hair curls at the nape of his neck
896.   He wears Mr. Men t-shirts
897.   He's got no problem looking like a dork for a bit of a laugh
898.   He's gotten every promotion he's ever applied for
899.   He finished a years worth of University work in two weeks... and most of that in the last 4 days
900.  He's ok'd my new Family Budget and is cautiously excited
901.   He's asked me every day for the last week where his list is
902.  And was bummed when it wasn't going to be the "sealed section" one I've promised him
903.  He worries more about things than I do
904.  But is always a tower of strength when I finally give in
905.  He thinks it's hilarious that dogs fart
906.  He misses Calcifer
907.   I'm not allowed to die before him
908.  His birthday is on or around the Melbourne cup every year, so we have an extra excuse to get all gussied up
909.  Both of us understand the need to have adult only days
910.   We both wish we could have more of them
911.    He's always wanted to get his eyebrow pierced
912.   But took out his earing after two days "because it hurt to sleep"
913.   If I've doubled up on anything in these lists, he hasn't pointed them out (or noticed)
914.   How he can make out with me and still manage to not miss a nanosecond of the football
915.   If any house job can be done sitting down in front of the t.v, it's his
916.   He thinks it's cool that I can fix the toilet
917.    He hasn't choked me yet
918.   He'll do pretty much anything if I beg hard enough
919.   He's also really good at giving into my tantrums
920.  Because he knows I'm right and he's just being a shit
921.   That cute look he get's when he knows I'm right
922.   He appreciates my creativity
923.   He tells people about the crafty things I do that he is proud of
924.   He fixed up the hole where the dogs kept getting out
925.   He's always so amazed at embroidery
926.   He can't stand cheaters... sport or relational
927.   How his birthday starts on the actual day, and then continues for the rest of the week
928.   Man g-strings are not cool
929.   His kisses can still make my knees go weak
930.  He is really, really corny
931.   He's a typical Aussie male, rough 'round the edges, but a softie inside
932.   He can sew when he needs to
933.   He doesn't look at me as if I'm gross when I eat strange to him things
934.   He took me to see Black Hawk Down for our anniversary, and Three Kings for Valentines day. This has given me ammo for the next 50 years
935.   He gets choked up watching Cold Case
936.   He loves having all the dogs climb over him at once
937.   He found out that not all things can be deep-fried by trial and error
938.   He loves our country
939.   He appreciates natural beauty
940.  He likes classical music
941.   He will sit through (and like) chick-flicks if cornered
942.   The man loves his meat
943.   He has such an expressive face
944.   He can bounce his pecs
945.   It's effortless most of the time
946.   Because he's worth it
947.   Because it's right
948.   Nobody could take his place
949.   Because without him, life would lose it's rhythm
950.  He's the father of my children
951.   He wants to be called Granddad when it's time
952.   He's my favourite person
953.   I have never felt awkward around him
954.   He dips me when we kiss every now and then
955.   He remembers our wedding anniversary
956.   He remembers my birthday
957.   He remembers our "going out" anniversary
958.   Even though he thinks that one should be voided now we are married
959.   How he always celebrates at tax time with a dinner
960.  He doesn't care how long it takes for the kids to be toilet trained
961.   The kids like him best
962.   We have made up words that only we understand
963.   I catch him looking at me every now and then, and he answers my "what?" with "just thinking how much I love you"
964.   I never feel like I've lucked out when reading a romance novel or watching movies
965.   Because he makes a point of never being alone with a woman if he can possibly help it
966.   He lets me be his stylist
967.   He's a more wonderful mirror than the one in my bathroom. I should look into the way he sees me more
968.   He would follow me into a girls bathroom to make sure I’m alright
969.   He never gives up on me
970.   He manages to keep the kids quiet when it's my turn to sleep in
971.    And nearly always gives me an extra half hour
972.   The way I can turn him on by doing nothing at all
973.   How he leans his head on mine when I put my head on his shoulder
974.   He gives blood
975.   How we can be catty and gossipy together
976.   He lets me edit his homework because his grammar is appalling
977.    We took our first rollercoaster rides together
978.   How he always wants to make love after we've been swimming
979.   The way he walks
980.  He flares his nostrils
981.   He very rarely puts his foot down on a subject
982.   He'd prefer a counter meal over a swanky restaurant any day
983.   He lets me tell the same stories over and over
984.   The only time I don't miss him is when I'm with him
985.   All of our kids have a little physical characteristic of his
986.   He brought me the engagement ring I'd had my eye on for 3 years
987.   He doesn't listen to secular music anymore
988.   We go to see cartoon movies at the cinema without taking the kids as camouflage
989.   He's an ISFJ, which compliments my INFP
990.  According to astrology (which I don't follow anymore) we are the perfect match of all possible combinations
991.   We read wikipedia together for fun
992.   He's a human jungle gym for our kids, and he loves it... despite how much he complains
993.   The kids will always go to him during the night/early morning.
994.   The amount of study workload he can handle at one time astounds me
995.   He forgives me
996.   He's the first person I go to with any kind of news, good or bad
997.   He's a better father than I expected, and I fully expected him to be great
998.   Because I know that if I died today, I would see him again in heaven
999.   Because my life is so much better for knowing him
1000.               Because he's everything I prayed for in a husband and then some.


  1. I love you guys. I should do this.

    1. Do. It's so worth it. I've been thinking about doing it again... Goodness.

  2. Ridiculously, I just cried when I read this and I have absolutely no idea why.

    I'm not married, Not in a romantic relationship and haven't had sex in 6 years and 13 days. (Coincidentally, a few months later I gave my life to Jesus)

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ridiculously, I just cried when I read this and I have absolutely no idea why.

    I'm not married, Not in a romantic relationship and haven't had sex in 6 years and 13 days. (Coincidentally, a few months later I gave my life to Jesus)

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.