Sunday, October 7, 2012

You Matter to Me

You Matter to
 Me Day!

Today is the 3rd annual You Matter to Me Day. I think it’s fitting today, because I have been thinking about some very special people lately. Some things have happened in the past weeks to make me really start thinking about those that I love, and those that love me. And, seeing as it’s “You Matter to Me Day” I thought I should tell you more about the ones that occupy my heart.

that's my man :)

The Husband- The love of my life, and one of my best friends. He’s the man I steal the sheets from at night. The one I spent a year perfecting my lasagna recipe for. And I was the first girlfriend that he ever let drive his truck. ;)

yup, just like their momma

Small, Medium & Large- a.k.a. The Kids. My children are the reason I get up before the sun everyday. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t know the joy of that first cup of coffee in the morning. I also wouldn’t know that it’s possible for a human to operate on only 3hrs of sleep (dang book-hangover).

bffs and motards

ML- She’s my Person. The sister I’m glad I never had (‘cause we might not be so close if we were). If she called me up in the middle of the night needing to move a body, I would grab the Husband’s truck (see above) and be there faster than you can say “bless your heart.”

I heart her!

JaNinja- My other “almost-sister”, she’s the one that feeds my caffeine addiction. She’s the one that knows the way to my heart is a Venti Mocha Frappuccino. Bonus points if it’s a surprise. She’s also knows every good sarcastic barb should be followed by “Bazinga.”

La Madre & the Bro-Haas- Aside from Papi & the Offspring, they are the only family that I know. I will love them forever (uh, duh) even when they choose to name their children wrong. (Video game names are unacceptable! I will always call him Bubba!)

ML's man

Vinny D- He belongs to ML. He is also the closest thing Papi has to a BFF (besides me, he he). If he puts up with ML’s and my silliness, he deserves some mad props. Needless to say, he also enjoys a good “Bazinga” now and then.

That would be the short list. The long list includes (in the order my brain farted them out):

Loved Ones of CLB-6 OEF 2010  -those middle of the night calls made me feel so important! I cried, I laughed, I got mad with y’all (that’s with not at!). I indulged in quite a bit of “coping.” No Ladies’ Night will ever be the same.
CLB-6 OEF 2010 FRT -Nobody will ever understand crazy like these ladies and I do. Unless you, too, are a member of a Family Readiness Team.
My SC Family -a.k.a ML’s family. I love them as much as I love my own. I think everyone knows that if I didn’t live in IA, I would live in Columbia, SC. Please pray for PawPaw, he had surgery this morning.
BCCHS Class of 1999 -The friends I made in Bay City will always hold a special place in my heart (probably somewhere around the left ventricle). Example: I was invited to the 10yr reunion even though I didn’t graduate with them. (Have we really been out of high school that long?)
Malarky’s Crew Summers of ’00 & ’01 -I can’t even say why without incriminating anyone. :p
Animals -I heart animals. Especially my own, of course.
The In-Laws -I have the best Mothers and Father in-law. They even remembered my birthday this year! (ahem, the Husband!!!) Sometimes I wonder if I spend more time with them than I do my Papi.

The long list gets even longer, but I think it’s time I got off my butt and let some of these people (S, M, & L to be specific) know I love them by spending some quality time with them today. Let someone you love know they matter to you today--take a second to give them a hug, phone call, or even a text to know you’re thinking of them.

If you’re reading this, YOU MATTER TO ME, too!


  1. I posted a comment!!! Why it not show!! :(

    I love you too and you matter more to me than words can say. I love you!!!!

    I read it to mom and Nanny and they loved it!!

  2. Thank you so much! Meeting you and your family was one of the major highlights of our time in NC. I'm so happy that we're still as close as we are, and that we keep in touch as often as we do.

    I'm so glad that Mom and Nanny liked it. I miss them, too!


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