Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke, #3) by Julia QuinnAnnabel Winslow is in a pickle. Having newly arrived in London for her first season and being in possession of a voluptuous figure, is being openly courted the the Earl of Newbury, who is at least 75 and a nasty brute to boot. Annabel does not want to marry him, of course, but feels that she has no choice since her father has recently died and left the whole family, including Annabels mother and her 7 siblings, almost destitute.
Then, while attending a party in the countryside, Annabel met Sebastian Grey, the Earl of Newburys nephew. And suddenly she found herself not only courted by the lecherous uncle, but also the charming young nephew. Should she follow her heart so that she can be with the one she loves, or should she marry the loathsome earl just so she can put food on the table for her family and make sure that her brothers get to stay in school?
3 Things I Love About Each Girl//part 1
Ten Things I Love About My Wife
Today is my 9th anniversary with the love of my life, Monica Shepherd. I love that girl a lot. Thanks for being you. I love you with all my heart. I am the full-time husband of a wonderful woman! I love being married!
This is actually an old meme, but I wanted to put it up anyway. I love the little notes she puts in my lunch. She has beautiful eyes. She has this husky voice sometimes that she whispers I love you in. She sings to our son before his nap and at night.
It is not often that I have guest posts here. But, today is one that I never expected that I would have here. A guest post by Eric! It all came to pass after I got mad about an action he did each time he and my Dad were beating my Mom and I at a round of cards. He surprised me, however, the next day with an actual written post. I was very touched, by the way. So the other evening, Angie and I were talking and she mentioned that I should write a guest post for her blog about 10 reasons I love her.
Ten reasons that I love my wife (by Eric)
I posted this over 6 years ago, but things have changed. My wife is a different person. We are more seasoned as empty-nesters. She has found some new rhythms in ministry and new opportunities to invest in others and serve. She loves God more than she loves me — I love her faith and commitment to Christ.
My wife and I dated for nearly eight years before deciding to tie the knot three years ago. I've had lots of time to reflect on what works for us, and what I can tell you about love is that to use one of my wife's least favorite phrases it's a process, one that's aided considerably by the following traits. Some of them are things she does deliberately, and others are things I just happen to find endearing. There's no magic set of things you can do to maintain and grow a relationship, but what makes these traits meaningful to me is that they're all authentic expressions of her self and values. None of them are terribly important on their own, but they remind me daily of why I asked her to marry me in the first place. Sometimes the best thing for your relationship is what you don't do.