You Had Me At Hello

You had me at hello.

…..wonderful valentine of mine.

You didn’t like to talk much.

I talked enough for the both of us (and a few hundred more).

You were from the country.

I was a city girl.

You were overwhelmed.

I was overwhelming.

I think a little piece of me fell in love with you on that long ago night.

Before you became my best friend.

Before you became my one and only.

Before I ever really knew the wonder that is you.

Remember the first apartment with the plastic furniture?

Remember our journey across America in a car without air-conditioning?

Remember fish tacos on the beach at midnight?

Remember how we held hands together when our tiny, premature, 2 lb. twins were born?

Remember the ice storm…

….and the flood

….and the snow?

Remember every inside joke we ever told?

Remember how we always said it was us against the world?

I do.

And I would do it all over again and again and again.

If I could do it with you.

And even now….

….after all these years.

You can look at me across the room….with a wink and a smile….

….and my heart beats a little faster.

How did a city girl get to be so blessed?

How did a girl who likes to talk so much learn to revel in the quiet moments?

How could I ever imagine the me that I am…..without you?

Happy Valentine’s Day.

I love you.

And I always will.

Forever and ever.


43 thoughts on “You Had Me At Hello

  1. Reading this and knowing how blessed you are makes my heart full.

    I, too, am blessed. In fact, the two of you sound quite a bit like the two of us. He’s a country boy, and I’m the city girl. He is the quiet one, and he has taught me to treasure the quiet times. I have a bouquet of roses on my desk that he surprised me with last night. He said he thought I needed them. I thank God for him all through every one of my days.

    ♥♥♥ Valentine’s Love to you and your family, dear Karianne.♥♥♥

  2. I think you just wrote the most beautiful love song…what a tribute to your husband. You two are blessed to have each other.

  3. Whew..I’m fanning myself Karianne, That’s a beautiful love letter. I hope you wrote that in an actual letter for him to save cause someday your children will get so much joy out of reading a love letter from mom to dad. I love all those letters you show in the photos too. Happy Valentine’s day! Joyous Wishes, Linda

  4. Whoa! The city girl should be writing greeting cards! Lovely my friend! Inspired me to send my sweetheart a love note. Love this day of romance!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. I’ve always thought the best marriages are those in which the people complement each other. It was a blessing to read your sweet valentine message!


  7. What a beautifully written love letter to your husband! It brought tears to my eyes. How lucky you are to have each other. Wow! You have a gift for expressing yourself. You should really be writing books!
    Happy Valentine’s Day. We know you’ll be having a good one! 😉

  8. you two are so cute!! i love this post! someday i’ll write something like this…until then i’ll live vicariously through you. 🙂
    oh and we now follow you through the linky thing! 🙂

  9. It is so sweet of you to share your heart felt sentiments with us. I have been married for a very long while and am still crazy about him. He is my very best friend, and my soul mate. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.

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