Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mi Amor

My husband is a partial stay at home Dad - PLUS a take-baby-to-work 4 days a week - Dad. He takes her to the flea market where he sells and manages to entertain, feed, change and love his baby all while haggling over prices and making change.

He's an amazing husband, so dedicated and loving and the more I see what's happened to marriages and relationships to so many people around me, the more thankful I am to have him and the luckier I feel. I gave up my home, family, job and school to move to Mexico so that we could stay together and although it's so hard, so damn hard to be away from my family and best friends - he's worth it.

He protects us.

He's strong and gentle.

He gives a lot of kisses.

And not just in my opinion but Daisy's too, he's the best place around to rest a weary head.

He's proud that he is a husband and that I am his wife. He's proud to be a Daddy and is crazy about our baby girl.

He's terribly bright about fixing things and building things but far too humble to admit it.

He probably won't read this post but luckily he doesn't need to read it to know that I love him. I love his corny humor that is so much like my Dads and I adore his smile. I'm terribly hard headed, stubborn as a mule and I wish I had more time to cook for him, but I'll be damned if I don't let him know every day that I love him.

I hope he feels appreciated, I vow to tell him more.

I don't know how to end this, don't know how it started, I just - love him.


Suki said...

Aw. AW. AWWWWW. The love, the cuteness. Happy Day, you three... just because!

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Rebecca said...

8) Your post made me smile. Sounds like your a lucky lady. Thank you for reminding me to tell my own husband how much i love him

~ellen~ said...

So sweet, Lindy! :) Such adorable pictures, too. What a cutie he is, and how beautiful Daisy is!!

He sounds like such a wonderful man. And you know what? He's lucky to have you, too!

Mary C said...

I love your post. So sweet. You have such a beautiful little family to love. They are all that's important.

Waitress from Mensa said...

The front line of international diplomacy is not the State Department; rather, little by little, hands of love across the border, one family at a time. Your post brought a tear to my eye and joy to my heart. Thank you for sharing how much you both appreciate and love each other and Daisy.

Theresa in Mèrida said...

This is the sweetest post. You are very lucky, the best part is that you realize how lucky you are. It's so easy to get stuck in the I don't have, instead of looking at all the wealth you do have!
Thanks for sharing, this was a nice start to my day.

Sunshine said...

Awwwww and more awwwwww and hugssss and loving and kisses and more awwwwww. How super duper sweet! I'm soo glad that you are HAPPY! whoooohooooo...sometimes we have to make an effort to change our minds to happy mode and when we becomes more happy(but somdays that's the hardest damn thing to do)! I'm soooo excited for you! (((((hugss))))))

Karen said...

Lindy, This was a nice post. I have been a little down lately. This was like watching one of those "feel-good" movies that have you leaving the theater smiling and skipping. Thanks. It is almost disgusting that your husband (and you) are almost as cute and sweet as Daisy.

obladi oblada said...

Great post...makes me want to be nicer to my husband, who is also pretty swell.

On Mexican Time said...

OMG - can you say CUTEST post EVER!!!!! He´s obviously lucky to have you chica!! WHAT a fantastic dad... You guys are lucky to have one another.... :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing post. :) You have sucha great family.

Jill said...

Aww . . . so sweet (but I read your blog for the witty sarcasm!) ;)

I had an ulterior motive for commenting and this post really gets to the heart of favor that I'm about to ask. I'm writing a magazine article about families who've had immigration problems in the US and, for one reason or another, find themselves living in Mexico. I don't want to pry, but feel that a good human-interest story about what the US's current immigration policies do to real families would be timely, and hopefully help fuel some real, positive immigration reform.

Come on--moving so far for the love of such a great guy? We can melt some anti-immigration hearts with that story!

If you're willing to let me interview you (via internet), write me back at


Mama of 4 said...

Thanks for this beautiful post, you are a lucky girl!

Nancy said...

Wow, I don't even know what else to say that everyone else hasn't already, but what a sweet, wonderful post. How neat it is that we can feel happiness and love for people we have never met. You are the sweetest little family and I'm very happy for you.

I LOVE that picture of Daisy in Chino's lap, showing just his arms around her. When I blew it up to full size...just incredible.

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Suki - :)

Rebecca - any time! :)

Ellen - lol he sure is dang it! :)

Mary - so true :)

Waitress - aww what a nice comment! :)

Theresa - no more "I don't haves!"

Sunshine - lol HUGS right back! :)

Karen - I'm sorry to hear that you've been down - but I'm glad I could do a wee bit for you - now lol I'll have to find something funny to write about! :)

O.O. - lmao "makes me want to be nice" :D

O.M.T. thank you, he is!

Gringa - thank you :D

Jill - witty sarcasm - you give me too much credit! And heck yeah, I'd LOVE to! I'll email you

Mama - thank you, thank you :)

Nancy - awwww and O! I totally love that picture too! LOL when you take 1000 pictures in about 6 months you're bound to get at least a couple cool ones! :D

Leslie Limon said...

Awwwwww! How sweet! You're both very lucky to have each other! :)

Krissie said...

Oh wow. That was just beautiful.

I can't even be snarky about it.

La Familia Garcia said...

I always love the way you lift him up! And I'm sure he loves you for it. He must be worth it!

Crystal said...

That is so sweet! It does feel so good to have someone that you love and that loves you too.
I feel the same way as you do about moving to Mexico and it being worth it. You know we are about to try and start my husbands immigration paper work and I know that when he has to go back for his interviews I will be right there too.. roughing it out in rural Mexico. And if he does not get his papers that is where I will have to make my new life.
I can not let my husband go and I love him to pieces!
He is such a good dad!