Two Teens And Their Mama: Loyal

Monday, September 29, 2014

Loyal


Last week, my husband ran out of soap.  Usually I keep several extra bars stashed away, but when I was shopping the store was out of stock, and then I forgot all about it. It wasn't until I went to put a new bar in the shower that I remembered.  Normally not a big deal, except my hubby is very particular about his soap brand.  I've known him for 32 years, and with the exception of vacations, he always uses Tone Soap with Cocoa Butter.

When he called me on his way home from work, I mentioned that we were out, and he decided he'd better stop and pick some up.  I laughed and told him I'd never known anybody so loyal to a bar of soap.  

The more I thought about it, I realized that I've never known anybody more loyal, period. My husband is loyal to his friends, his children, our business, and most of all...

Me.

He has many wonderful qualities.  I love his sense of humor, and he is kind, hard working, strong, compassionate, never gives up, and tells me I'm beautiful every day. He is the very best dad to our two boys, and he puts our family above all else.

Today is our 24th wedding anniversary, and it's been over 32 years since we went on our first date.  We were in ninth grade, and his mom had to drive us to the restaurant. The eight years between that night and September 29, 1990 had a lot of ups and downs.

But since that day 24 years ago, my husband has been true and devoted to me.  He has always been there when I needed him, offering his constant support.  He never looks at me like I'm crazy, even when I am.  No matter where we are headed, I know that he will be by my side, loving and encouraging me.

Loyal.

And I am one lucky girl.

29 comments:

  1. What a sweet post to read! Happy Anniversary!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  2. Very sweet post! I wish you happy anniversary and many more years to come!

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    1. Thank you so much - and thanks for stopping by and reading!

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  3. Aww, what a nice post. happy Anniversary!

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  4. What a special post - and what a beautiful wedding photo! I think I like the one of the two of you still looking so happy after years of marriage even better though :)
    It sounds to me like you and your husband are lucky to have each other!
    We were married in 1990 as well ...

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    1. Seriously - 1990? I'm telling you, we were separated at birth :)! Happy Anniversary to you too!

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  5. What a special post! Congratulations on 24 years. Love your wedding photo!

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    1. Thank you - I feel like we were SO young in that picture!

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  6. Happy Anniversary- I love your relationship!

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  7. Beautiful post! So glad to have you share him with us! It's so wonderful that such a good man has someone equally special who appreciates him and his amazing qualities. Rare in both cases. And wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Diane. We make a pretty good team!

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  8. What a very sweet post! Congrats!

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  9. Happy Anniversary, this is so sweet and I love your wedding photo.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thank you! I still laugh at the huge, puffy sleeves.

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  10. Everyone needs a Lana who sings their praises! It sounds like you both bring out the best qualities in eachother. G sounds like the perfect hubby for you because you appreciate him! Congratulations for growing together for so long. That second smiling picture looks even more like love than your wedding photo. What's your secret to your long marriage?

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    1. Thank you! Patience and always being kind.

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  11. Aw! Happy Anniversary!
    My husband only uses.. Irish Spring. The regular kind and none of the fancy ones. And I only use Dove.

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    1. LOL on the soap! Glad he's not the only one. I get something different every time I run out!

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  12. Happy Anniversary, you are one lucky woman to have such a wonderful man in your life. And you never have to guess what kind of soap he likes!

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    1. Exactly - I just have to remember not to run out :)! Thank you!

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  13. Sweetness! Love that you see his loyalty in some many ways. Happy anniversary friend and I hope you have many more beautiful years together.

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  14. What a great post Lana! You have me and my hubby beat by 11 months. That's funny when you think about it we were probably planning our weddings at around the same time and probably had our two kids around the same time. Then here we are in midlife and reliving almost the same memories. I have also been very lucky. He always tells me "He wouldn't trade me for a new set of snow tires" It's a little joke he has said to me for 23 years oh and mine is a ZEST man and would rather not bath than not have it!!! Maybe we should start telling women to watch their men's soap habits to find out what kind of person he is!!!!

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    1. I LOVE your hubby's snow tire comment - perfect! Aren't we lucky to have found such wonderful men? Maybe there is something to this soap thing...

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