I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy. ~Isabel Allende

I need to take a moment and express gratitude for my husband.

He finds the good in almost every moment.  Especially the half good, kind of rotten, a little bit frustrating, ones.


He is wise and patient and smart as-a-dickens.


He jumps in and has fun easily in unending scenarios.


He’s willing to do almost anything especially if it is slightly risky and involves being outside.


Like sailing with no expertise…


He’s confident, no matter what.


And to him, it all goes well.


And he’s right.


I have learned so much from him.  Like when you need to rest, just do it.


He works really hard and he makes good things happen.


He does a lot to make life fun for us.  Like this drive in movie in our driveway on a 100 degree weeknight.  My idea.  100% Dan’s execution.  150%.

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He loves deeply.

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I don’t have a recent picture of him with Amy, but the way he has embraced her, welcomed her, cared for her and engulfed her with love is simply astounding.

He puts up with a ton of nonsense.

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He has a pretty simple perspective that cuts through many complexities of life with an open mind and comes back to a few basic core principles.  He’s pretty unfaltering and unflappable.

I am so grateful for him.