Tuesday, September 30, 2008

**HEAVEN SENT**

I wasn't going to do a post on this....I figured I'd already done some mooshie posts lately and everyone would think I was going soft....and it seemed kind of silly because I knew Steve would never see it. But then I realized that if I can blog about something as trivial as dog spa day, or refinishing a bench....well then I ought to take the time to blog about the most important things in life. So bear with me........

We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary the other day. It probably doesn't sound like much to you ladies who have been married for decades...but for me it's pretty amazing. See I've got a pretty miserable track record when it comes to "living happily ever after" I won't go into the details...but lets just say I'm not the chick you'd want picking out your next "husband to be". I finally came to the realization that I had the love sense of an amoeba...and decided to remain single forever. Let's face it I didn't have the luxury of involving myself with another person, when it was my kids that would suffer the consequences of the next disaster

.... fast forward 10 years or so. And I meet Steve. Now how a guy who lives in Massachusetts and who has never been to Utah....and a girl who lives in Utah who has never been to Massachusetts....find each other is a mystery ... or what I like to think of as fate. I think God was up there shaking his head over the mess I'd made of things....and decided to cut me a break. And I thank him every day that he did. After 4 years of long distance dating...and Steve patiently waiting for my last child to start college....he lured me across the country and convinced me that he would make me the happiest lady in the world if I only married him.



Boy was he ever right! This is a man who loves me even with the additional wrinkles and pounds. This man had me make a list of the 10 things I'd always wanted to do or see...and then moved heaven and earth to try to accomplish them.

This man has made me smile and laugh out loud every single day we've been together. He has NEVER raised his voice at me...and is rarely ever frustrated at my stupid mistakes and dopey ideas. He buys me flowers and chocolates...just because.
These are from 2 days ago...when he came home from Florida...Schakolad---my FAVORITE..and look only a few are gone...I'm being a good girl....for now.....

He tells me he loves me every day...not once or twice...but practically every time he catches my eye. He is a marvel...and I wonder why he loves me so much...and then I just cross my fingers and pray he never stops. I am blessed beyond all measure.


I LOVE YOU STEVE!

79 comments:

Jan said...

That is a love story that we all wished to have. So very lucky you are. Very lucky.

Big Hair Envy said...

What a beautiful tribute Nikki! Yes, you are lucky to have Steve, but always remember that he is lucky to have you as well :) Don't worry about getting all sappy on us. Personally, I enjoy sappy.

May I have a piece of that chocolate? It will go nicely with that glass of wine I will have when I get home from work today!

da Bergs said...

YES, you should have posted that!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!! You have been so blessed and you sure better count your blessings!!! YEAH! What a great guy you have!

Okay, I have to say... every time I see that CUTE picture of Lacey, I think... hummm.... how old is she? WHERE is she? Does she have a boyfriend??? HUMMMM....

da Bergs said...

PS What is the "secret's in the sauce" thingy????

Randi said...

Congratulations on 8 fantastic years. I am SO HAPPY that you found YOUR someone! Time sure does fly by, doesn't it? I love ya! Have a Happy, Happy anniversary!

Chris said...

Nik, I'm about to have a meltdown. I cried happy tears for you. I admire how well you don't hang on to the past, I know, one shouldn't do that, but sometimes it is hard to forget about stupid things we do in our life. Now, does Steve have a brother? :)

Hugs,
Chris

Heather said...

Awwww...he sounds like a sweetie!

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Nikki...This is a true romance story! And you are so blessed to have this God given gift of a man in your life...just as he is to have you. Hey, I know a thing or two about finding Mr. Goodbar myself...LOL ;-) Bo

Bettsi said...

Awww, that was a great post! Even though I am in the "Men! Who needs 'em!" phase myself, I still do like a good love story. Steve sounds like a prince. AND you, I believe, are a princess! Happy Anniversary!

Justine said...

Oh waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! This was the most beautiful post and has me all teary eyed! Every woman deserves to be loved like that, but not many of us can say were are!

Justine :o )

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Anniversary!! We just celebrated our 10th anniversary, and my Chris is a treasure too. Isn't it wonderful?
Congratulations on eight happy years!
:)

Becky said...

What a wonderful tribute to your honey bunny! I feel the exact same way about my Alvin! Isn't TRUE love grand!

Coco said...

You've been tagged on my blog!


-Coco

nikkicrumpet said...

Chris...he has no brothers...but boy do I wish I could clone him....I could sell his clones on "studs are us" in the Etsy store...DANG I'D MAKE A MILLION!!!

Linda said...

Awwwwwww I am so glad you did post about your sweetie!! Congrats on 8 years of bliss and I wish you both many many more. I love that he waited for you too. Now HOW did the gal from Utah meet the guy from my home state??!! We want THE REST of the love story!!

salmagundi said...

Congratulations to you and Steve!! I'm so happy you finally hit it big in the marriage department. There is nothing like a friend who also loves you and is willing to spend their life with you. Here's to many more years. Sally

Michael said...

Awww...what a great post! Here's to you and Steve!

mishebe said...

It is nice to see Two people that love and appreciate eachother. Enjoy it , don't ever think u do not deserve it! mishelle

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Nikki. Great post. It's hard to find the right guy, so when you do, hold onto him! I am on my third marriage. We have had our ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade him for anything!
Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have an award waiting there for you.
Lisa

Darlene said...

Awwww, that is such a sweet post!!! Happy, happy belated 8th anniversary and MANY, many, many more!!! He sounds like a great guy!

I LOVE your We miss you Shelia button....is it one we could have for our blogs....I miss her too and hope and pray she is fine. I sure wish she would find a computer wherever she is, and let us know her status. I know they left Galveston but I want to hear SOMETHING from her.

Marie said...

How sweet is that???? :o) Happy anniversary!

Picket said...

Oh my word!!! Nikki...that is beautiful and I am so happy for you girl...but oh my word...it's you...it's you''''all this time I have known you from RMS and I've never seen you and now to see you (and you are beautiful girl)it is like seeing family that you have been seperated from for years..oh my word...where is the kleenex....this is so emotional two ways....Happy ...Happy Anniversary sweetie..it is like we were all in a concentration camp..you knowing only talking thru holes in the wall and then the day comes we are free to go and we get to finally see each other..oh my word..I know that sounds weird but that is how I felt when some of us on RMS finally did show our pics to each other...it is just so beautiful to finally put a face to a name dear girl...oh I gotta go wash my face!

The Berry's Patch said...

That is the sweetest love story. I need tissue now. Happy Anniversary! :-)

Bella Casa said...

How sweet!!! :) Happy Anniversary!

Bella

squawmama said...

Hi Sis.... What a wonderful story... It is like a Fairy Tale come true with a very happy ending... I am so happy for you and you do deserve the best... Sounds like you have found your Prince Charming... BYW he is very good looking... Welcome to happily ever after... ;-D

Hugs,
Donna aka Squawmama aka your sis Roxy LaRue

A New England Life said...

And I thought my husband was a sweetie ... you are one lucky lady! Not to mention you have 2 of the cutest dogs ever! AND great kids! The whole package.

All women should be as lucky ; )

Sharon

Neabear said...

Congratulations on your 8 years together. What a wonderful story! I am happy for you and hope you and Steve have many more happy years together!

Charli and me said...

I love this tribute to your life with your Steve. It's beautiful. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have many more. Many blessings to you :>)

Nancy said...

Oh, please hand me a tissue!! I love....Love stories!!! How wonderful you two met! Happy Anniversary to you both and God Bless you! Nancy

Loving Annie said...

Nikki,
I am very happy for you that this wonderful man wooed you, stayed with you and has and does love you so demonstrably on an ongoing basis !
Very happy anniversary. Your story gives me hope --
((hugs))

TinaTx said...

What a sweet post! Happy anniversary to you!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - hate to tell ya, but I would fight ya for my porch house! It is the first thing I look for when I come around the corner every time I come home!

Penny said...

What a neat post. What a beautiful couple you are inside and out.

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Anniversary! ~ Robyn

Tracey said...

Happy Anniversary Nikki!!
What a sweet story :)
You don't give yourself enough credit.....he is lucky to have you too!!
Steve sound like a sweetheart, I see someone already beat me in asking if he had a brother...LOL!!!
So glad to finally see a picture of pretty you!!
Tracey

Deb said...

Happy Anniversary Steve and Nikki!
Deb

joelandbecca said...

That was sweet! It wasn't that mushy, but beside that I love mushy! Happy Anniversary!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Dear Nikki! Happy Anniversary to you and your handsome hubby Steve!! What a sweet love story, a patient and loving man you did find!

I wish you many more years of bliss!! And now I am dying for chocolate, you had to post of pic of it right? heesh!

And I am so happy to see you finally, love your smile! you are pretty and youthful!

French said...

Ahh this is so sweet;) So glad you finally found MR. Right;) French

Heather said...

He sounds like a dream, hope you have many many more wonderful years!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Just so I don't lead you astray...I'd love to say those were current pictures...but alas I'm Much wrinklier, rounder, and more exhausted looking...my hubby however still looks that young and yummy.

bj said...

AWWW, Nikki, this is a sweet love story and i am so glad you and Steve met. God bless your happiness and may it last forever and ever, AMEN.
love, bj

santamaker said...

Nikki, you made me cry! Have you ever seen Santa cry?!...no ! of course not... see what you did?!?
I can sooooooo relate !! I am also so very lucky to have married the most wonderful man... now if he would just stop fussing at me about buying those chairs I covet so much !
I enjoyed seeing you! Hey, I'm in the same boat... more than a couple pounds heavier,but has never said a word, there's just more of me to love !
Be good,
Santa

Donna said...

First, You are beautiful, inside and out! It is so good to see your lovely face!

Second, I am in tears of joy for you!!! I am still searching for what you have.

Last.. does your Husband have a brother???? (LOL)

xoxoxo
Happy Anniversary Dear nikki!!!!
(((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))\
Donna

AJ said...

You write the sweetest posts about your family:) They are lucky to have you!

Beth Ann said...

Oh wow!

How incredibly special!!!! Lucky you and Lucky husband, for you realize just how special he is!
Keep on loving!....

Hugs

onlymehere said...

This was a wonderful blog about Steve. I'm glad to get to know him and you! Eight years....you go girl! He sounds like a dream. I loved seeing your picture too. I hadn't pictured you as a blonde but I had the face as a pretty good mix of your kids! Beautiful love story. Come by my place Wed. bz I have an award for you!

Carolynn said...

*sigh*

I'm so happy for you both.

I'm someone who is impressed by anyone who makes it past year one of a marriage.

Gives me hope that God is lining someone special up for me. (hurry up, would ya!)

Carolynn

Suzann said...

Such a lovely post. You brought tears to my eyes. To know such love is surely a gift from God.

Southern Lady said...

Nikki, thank you for sharing your sweet love story with us -- and your pictures.

It sounds as if your and Steve's marriage was, indeed, made in Heaven ... and I'm so happy for you. He's a very lucky guy to have found such a sweet, funny, and talented lady who would move across country to "live happily ever after" with him.

Sincerely,

Janie

squawmama said...

Hey Sis.. Check out my blog I tagged you... While your there how about signing my guess book and also feel free to take the friendship award in the previous post...

Hugs,
Donna

Twice as Nice said...

What a sweet sweet story!!

Repeat after me...You DON'T have to be skinny to be beautiful!!

You are gorgeous.

Big Toe Mom said...

THAT IS SO SWEET!
nothing like a love story to start the day! thanks i needed that. Congrats on 8 years, its hard work but fun with the right person. i am happy you found the right guy for you. S.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

How Sweet!!! Don't ask why, just enjoy and bask in Steve's love! So glad this time it worked out for you! He sounds like a wondeful guy...and you are one terrific lady as well! :) ~Rhonda

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a sweet post! I'm glad you found your Mr. Right - Happy Anniversary!

gingela5 said...

Oh that is sweet! He seems like such a great guy! Congrats on the 8 years!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,

Happy Anniversary and many, many more, I love all of your posts this one especially. You're lucky to have found one another and I do believe in fate :)

Now pass me a tissue,
Kathy :)

Melody said...

Happy Anniversary!

Bridget said...

What a beautiful love story and I'm so happy to finally see the lovely lady behind the blog curtain.
Steve is quite a hunk AND he brings you chocolate...could a girl get any luckier?

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love your post-You were reading my mind-I had a similar mushy post yesterday and today! Happy Anniversary!

Brenda said...

Verry, very sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

NIKKI~ I, personally, LOVVVVE "mooshie"!!!!!! (And what a delightful read!!!)~~~ Thanks to you AND Steve! "Ain't love GRAND!?!?" Warm & happy hugs, Linda

countrygirl3031 said...

Nikki...that is the best post ever. You are a very lucky woman indeed...and Steve is lucky to have you. Congrats on 8 years and many more to come!

Hugz,
Michele

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Nikki...good heavens to betsy...I came back to tell you how cute you are... then, now & forever...and wow...look at all your comments..."who loves ya, baby" or are you too young to remember that phrase? (Kojak)...
;-) Bo

Heather Linford said...

That is just too cool! So happy you found each other!

da Bergs said...

Holy Cow, Mrs. Popular, look at all of your comments!!! I just stopped back by to tell you that I tagged you!!!

Mary said...

Oh how sweet!!! It sounds like you both are very lucky. Happy Anniversary, and many more!!!
xoxo,
Mary

cedwards55 said...

Nikki, I'm so happy that you posted this! Happy Anniversary! And it's so good to see your cuteness even if it was several yrs ago. You give me hope.... I'm two for two and don't see much point in going for #3! And look how many other people love you..66 comments! Carol

Mrs. B said...

What a sweet tribute to your hubby! He sounds like a great guy! We just had our 8th anniversary this year too, so I think it's very impressive! And like you, I kissed a couple frogs before my prince came along. So glad he finally did!

Hugs,
Mrs. B

Rue said...

Awww..... Nikki that is so beautiful. I'm so glad you're happy now. Oh and you are gorgeous! No wonder that handsome man swept you off your feet :)

(((hugs)))
rue

dana said...

That is the sweetest love story ever! I still have a lump in my throat from reading that post!
I agree with you--God had this little relationship in mind all along. He just wanted to save the best for last---wanted you to know how really good life could be! You are a terrific looking couple--(and I have a picture of the World Trade Center and the White House! I loved both NY and DC and would go back in a second if the opportunity came by!)
Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you found eachother! Eat a piece of that delicious looking choc. for me! YUM YUM! Dana

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats! I love that hamster picture!

Mariafer said...

as always great post and great pictures!!!!
Hugs
Maria

jill jill bo bill said...

You are my soul mate. I live that same wonderful marriage to the same wonderful man. Do you think he's the same guy and he's cheating on us? oh great.

There aren't too many of us out there and in Dec we celebrate 5 yrs.

Your music ROCKS!!!

jeanne said...

Nikki, I think you have been a softie all along. How could you be tough with a love story like this. Happy anniversary, and wishes for many more.
I think you are both a very good looking couple. Lets hear it for true love!

Hugs, Jeanne

Susie Q said...

This is one of the most beautiful tributes for a husband I have ever read. Bless you both...much happiness and lov for at least 50 more years! You are so special!

Love,
Sue

Sincerely Yours said...

Congratulations Nikki! Love is like a garden you know; lots of weeds and one perfect bloom!!!lol Glad you found yours! Wishing you both many more happy years! - Sincerely, Jeannette

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I am so happy for you. It gives me hope. I too have had a bad track record with love. I have resided to being single but hoping fate steps in;)

Sandy said...

How utterly romantic, and wonderful, and .... just WOW! Congratulations nikkicrumpet!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful, sweet post! Loved it! Just wanted to say congratulations!

The Now Infamous Mom and Former Special Ed. Teacher :o)

 

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