Advice to my daughter

Greg, you’ve always been confident that you were the man for me. And over time I have seen in tangible ways how your love has healed, refreshed and restored me.

Your love is:
profound, life-changing, healthy, uplifting,
joyous, inspiring and intoxicating

and February 29th can’t come soon enough.


His notes to me are short but carry so much weight and his words are backed up with action. Gosh, I love him so.


Advice to my daughter, Grace…. marry someone like your daddy.

The checklist:

Excerpt from-“My Little Book of Whether or Not He’s Worth It

My Little Book of Whether or Not He's Worth It... This is great.:

A man who makes me feel so excited, I can’t stop myself from
wanting more.
A man who doesn’t keep me guessing about his feelings and what he
A man who pursues me.
A man who sees me as the bright spot in his day.
A man who means it when he calls me baby.
A man who will forget about all the other things in his life before he
forgets about me.
A man who does what he says he’s going to do.
A man who doesn’t make me feel anxious, uneasy, or worse by being
in a relationship with him than I did being alone.

A man who makes an effort to be a peacemaker and bring harmony to
fights and disagreements.
A man who is not afraid of commitment and proud to call me his.
A man who makes being around him feel natural and easy.
A man who doesn’t suppress his feelings to look cool or appear
A man who never keeps me in the dark.
A man who never would do anything to compromise the integrity of our
relationship, or get anywhere close.
A man who can respectfully discuss issues without manipulation or
losing his temper.
A man who is strong and tough, but not a “bad boy.”

A man who doesn’t make me feel ashamed, needy or “unliberated” for
wanting marriage and a family.
A man with whom a relationship would bring me closer to my
aspirations for the future.
A man who makes me feel comfortable enough to bring up sensitive
A man who loves me enough to marry me in every time zone if that’s
what I wanted.
A man who doesn’t need forever to realize I’m the best thing that’s
ever happened to him.
A man who would move mountains to keep me.
A man who doesn’t like to be without me, instead of just not wanting
to be alone.

A man who allows me to love freely, without restrictions.
A man who doesn’t have to heal in the relationship, but has already
taken care of his past.
A man who makes it clear in his everyday actions that my happiness is
important to him.
A man who makes a constant attempt to love the people I hold dear,
and especially my family.
A man who does not engage in any activity to an extent in which I feel
A man who understands that there is no reason to yell at anyone ever,
unless for safety reasons.
A man who treats me just as perfectly in public and around his friends
as he does when we’re alone.
A man who treats me better than I feel I deserve.
A man who never belittles me to feel superior.
A man who goes out of his way to make sure I know my worth is
infinite, that I’m smart, valuable and deserving of everything I’ve ever
A man who hungers for information about me and doesn’t spend our
time solely talking about himself.
A man who has the ability and desire to provide.
A man who doesn’t make me feel like I have to give up anything
which I find to be essential for making life enjoyable.
A man who honors the woman I am and have the potential to

A man who will always want to protect me from things that frighten me.
A man who is nice to me all the time and who is clearly a good, kind,
loving person.
A man who makes me hope that my sisters and best friends can find
someone like him.
A man who believes in love the verb, not the noun.







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