anniversary poem to my first wife

Calla's artwork depicting our family

 

Another year, another baby;

Done at last, but there’s always maybe

Room for one more in our little abode.

At least we have more than one commode.

 

The things we share,

The things we bear:

Tummy aches and Tums,

Childrens’ little bums…

 

Stinky messes that they leave,

Watching you clean as I dry heave.

You are my best, I admit,

Loving me even when I throw a fit.

 

The things you do, the way you care,

Washing my clothes and cutting my hair,

Cooking, cleaning and all that jazz

While I sit around looking like Chaz.

 

Just so people don’t think me a dunce:

Remember when I did that one thing once?

Like when I helped you preheat the oven

Or when we made sweet sweet..muffin?

 

Now we’ve been married for seven years,

Trusty companions like tools from Sears.

Our time together has just started,

Faithful and true and Hey, who farted?

 

It’s just not in me to be so serious;

These fresh beats will make you delirious.

My rhyme and meter can be redundant

But my love for you is more than abundant.

 

Financial means we have not much,

Splitting a coffee from the Brothers Dutch,

Redbox codes to rent a free movie

Like the one with Horton and Dr. Hoovey.

 

Restaurant coupons predict an ominous fate

For soon they close and we’re too late

To enjoy a meal at a discounted price.

It has happened to us more than thrice.

 

Mama is right, you’re my Princess Diana.

I love to hear you play the piana,

Special moments for you and me

Like duets out of tune and out of key.

 

As sure as God’s creation is wide

I am thankful that you are my bride,

For once I heard the wedding bells ring

I knew you’d be my first, my last, my everything.

 

-Eric

 

{From Abby: I’m linking up with Ruth’s GraceLaced Mondays today.  A hubby who loves me and keeps me laughing is perfect example of God’s grace in my life!}

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12 Responses to anniversary poem to my first wife

  1. That’s my brother! :) I look forward to his poem each year. I’m so thankful that you are my sister!

  2. I love it! Happy Anniversary!!!

  3. Jenny says:

    ahaha…that’s so awesome.

  4. Laura says:

    Laughing and crying – LOVE IT!

  5. Sis, I screwed up on the code for the button. I’m sorry. I changed the code on my post; it’s correct now. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  6. Jennie says:

    LOVE IT!! The best kind of gift really. You’ve got a good one:)

  7. Grandma says:

    Love the picture and the poem is so sweet. Hugs to all of you and Happy Anniversary…..

  8. Nelle says:

    Haha! Happy Anniversary!

  9. I loved that! I laughed all the way through because it was so cute!
    Noelle

  10. Abby says:

    Thanks, everyone! I’m blessed to have a hubby who can, without fail, make me laugh hysterically! :)

  11. Priceless! May you guys have many years more!

  12. Ashley Wadlow says:

    Your hubby is pretty awesome. Love readying his poems to you. Such a sweet sweet family you have. Praying for you in these last few weeks (or days) or pregnancy :)

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