Valentines Day Present-My Wife

Valentines Day-Where Should I Start?

Well as the main title indicates the best valentines day present I could get every year is another year with the girl of my dreams.

I really am not sure where to start with this hub but I think it may be fitting to write my wife somewhat of a love letter that not only she sees but for the entire world to see so they do know how much I love her.

It really is okay to be sappy when it comes to the love of your life. I am not ashamed to tell the world the way it is and how much my bride means to me.

I think people who have trouble expressing their feelings are the ones that are going to be in trouble down the line.

Anyways that's enough lecturing for today. I think I have decided as a Valentines day present I will write this hub sort of in story style to let the entire world know how we met and how we have made it this far in our journey of love.

Valentines Day-The Early Years

I guess I should start at the beginning.

My darling Jackie, around 24 years ago I walked into a crowded restaurant and instantly knew you were meant to be my soul mate.

You were the waitress who served us until I sent you running by looking at you and telling you that one day I would have you as mine.

Were you ever shocked the next day when I walked in the restaurant and you found out that I was actually an employee there.  I found out rather quickly that you were not fond of me at all.  In fact I recall your words as being I hate you.

That didn't matter to me though.  I was on a mission and I wouldn't stop until I got what I wanted.  I know when you hear these words I sort of sound like a stalker but really all it really was, was a young man so in love it hurt.

I understand you not wanting to have anything to do with me after I came on so strong so it was time to change my tactics and turn on the young romance charm.

Valentines Day-There Was Someone Else For Me

Well my darling, eventually we did start to talk.  I knew you still didn't want anything to do with me other than a friend but then someone else came into my life.

I met your 6 month old son Steven.  Of course I thought at that point that there was someone else but I quickly found out that you were a single mother and that was okay by me.

As the days went on I truly fell in love with your little baby boy even more that you at the time.  Anytime you had him at the restaurant I would take him from you and we would set off to do our thing.

So yes that many years ago there ended up being someone else and that was Steven.

I quickly realized that this was a package deal.  If I was going to continue to try and make you part of my life I would have to make sure Steven was included in that. 

Well I am here to tell you my dearest Jackie that was never an issue.  I fell in love with Steven just as much as I loved you so I was ready to take on the role as a father as well.

Steven is now 23 years old sweetie and I think for the most part we did a wonderful job with him and our other kids as well.

Valentines Day-Boyfriend And Girlfriend

Well the day finally came, April 16, 1986 we started our lives as boyfriend and girlfriend.  It turns out that was the best day of my life along with many other bests to come our way.

I remember shortly after this I invited yourself and your parents to be my guests at the dining room I was working at.  It was the day I believe I solidified my existence with your parents. 

I served you guys Wine, Caesar Salad made at the table, Escargot and Lobster for the main course.  You were so radiant in the dim lights of the dining room.

Some people may think this was early and some may think I was crazy but in July of the same year i asked your father for your hand in marriage.  What was crazy about this is we both know your dad is an avid hunter and i asked him while he was cleaning his guns down in his gun room.  It could have been an abrupt ending for me but I knew there wouldn't be a problem.  your dad gave me his blessings so we officially got engaged later that week.

In Sept of the same year we decided to move in together.  many wont believe this but Sept was also the first time we made love.  Yes we went all those months but respected our parents homes and waited until we had our first home.

The next year went by in a blur as we were to be married in August of 88.

Valentines Day-The Wedding

On August 6th, 1988 Jackie became my wife and made me the happiest person alive.

I know the months leading up to that great day were very stressful for everyone involved. There was so much planning to do and everything had to be just right.

I know until this day you still regret some things about our wedding and I understand because there were so many fingers in the pie that so many decisions were not left up to us.

However in my eyes I wouldn't do a thing different because I married the most beautiful girl on the face of this earth.

I will never forget seeing you walk down the aisle. You were a vision of beauty that only can be duplicated by you and no one else.

The rest of the day went off without a hitch. We had lots of entertainment, guests, speeches, dances and so forth.

There is one thing that really does stand out in my mind from that evening. There were many dances. Our first dance, parents first dance, bridal party first dance but there is one dance I will never forget. That was the first dance we had with our son Steven.

This Valentines day is dedicated to my wife but you really need to understand the importance that I add Steven in there as with Jackie came Steven.  That day I didnt only marry my wife but I became a father to her son which became our son that night.

Many of you will remember the song Dance Little Jean.

Well this song was the first dance with our son and his parents. Go ahead and watch the video below. All you need to do is change the word Jean to Steve and you will hear the same song we did that night.

Also below the video you will find the words as we sung that song that evening.

Dance Little Jean Words

Dance Little Steve
 
  I played a wedding for the money,
And I wished that I could tell the bride and groom
Just what I thought of marriage
And what’s in store after their honeymoon.

And I was grumblin’ to the dancers
’bout how men and women ought to live apart
And how a promise never made can not be broken
And can never break your heart

When suddenly from out of nowhere,
A little boy came dancing ’cross the floor,
And all his shirt tails were flapping
Beneath the vest of his tuxedo that he wore.
Oh what a joy fell on the honored guests
As each of them was drawn inside his dream,
And they laughed and clapped and stomped their feet
And hollered at him dance little Steve

Dance, little Steve, this day is for you,
Two people you love, stood up and said I do
Dance little Steve, the prayer that you had
Was answered today
Your mama’s marrying your dad

Well, my cynical heart just melted
’cause I knew what this get together meant
How it ended year of tears and sad confusion
That the little boy had spent.
Well they told the band to pack it up
About the time the couple cut the cake,
But we played as long as they stayed
For love and laughs and little Steves sake.

Dance, little Steve, this day is for you,
Two people you love, stood up and said I do
Dance little Steve, the prayer that you had
Was answered today
Your mama’s marrying your dad

Valentines Day-The Following Years

In 1989 our second son Cameron was born and in 1991 our final son Joshua was born.  I know this is a hub about my sweet wife who is my valentine.

The thing is i also have to express what a great mother she has been through the years.  I know that at every moment our children were being brought up to the best ways possible.  I knew they were always safe in her arms and there was no way anyone could ever hurt them.

Through the years we had our good times and bad times.  Sometimes it would have even been easy to just walk away but our love was way too strong.

We went through the same thing most families go through.  kids growing up, happy times, sad times, tough times and every kind of time you can think about.

The one constant I always had in my life was the fact that i had my wife Jackie by my side no matter how tough things got.

Valentines Day-What Kept Us Strong

My dear Jackie, what would life be without you?

We took vows that no matter what we would be together and we have stuck to those vows.

I love the fact that we never go to bed mad.  The last thing I hear from you are the words "I Love You"

Everyday I thank God for allowing me to find such a beautiful lady to grow with me and to be with me until the day I die.

I never would have thought it possible to still love some one more and more everyday but we are living proof that it happens.

I love that you have always been there to pick me up and most recently with the passing of my dad.

I love that I am proud to walk down the street with you and let everyone know that we are a couple.

I love to make love to you even after all these years and look forward to it for many more years.

I could keep listing things for weeks that I love about you.

Valentines Day-To All Guys Out There

To anyone who is in love out there.  It is so important to keep the love alive.

You need to treat your love like a princess, let her know how much you care.

Never stop holding her hand or telling her you love her.  The love of your life is supposed to be with you forever so treat her like that.

You need to always be there and never let her down.  never give her a reason to be angry or a reason to not trust you.

You need to be open in everything you do.

As a husband you can never take her for granted.  She actually loves when you try and help even if you do screw up the whites and colors in the laundry.

As a husband you need to be her support and her protector.  it is up to you to make sure nothing or no one is ever allowed to hurt her.  She is counting on you to do that.

As her husband you need to learn to listen even if you don't have the answers.

As her husband you need to give her space and time away.

As her husband you need to give her all the love you can muster.

Valentines Day-My Letter To You

My dearest Jackie.

I write this for the entire world to see.  I write this because I love you more and more each and everyday.

You are my entire world, you are my soulmate, my lover, my best friend and my wife.

On this day i just want to again tell you that I love you.  I want to tell you that you are my everything and I will never forget that.

I would like to thank you for roughly 9000 days that to me are all Valentines day to me.

Once again my sweet Babedoll I would like to say thank you and I Love You.

I Love You Jackie

Valentines Day-My Final Words

To anyone out there reading this, these are true feelings of my wife.

I could have wrote a book with all the other things I could say about my beautiful wife.

This is a gift for her so feel free to read and comment. I'm sure she would enjoy the comments to the hub.

Every word I say are words I mean. I strive to be a good husband and father but that really isn't possible without a great wife standing next to me.

So once again my Babedoll, I Love You.

Happy Valentines Day

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TamCor 6 years ago from Ohio

What a wonderful tribute to your wife and son, Dale...I loved it! I'm sure they both realize how fortunate they are, too, to have you in their lives...:)

Tammy


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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

Honoring your vows and oaths to yourself and your family is a awesome gift that very few get to know. Congrats Jackie and Dale, Happy Valentines Day! :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Oh that is beautiful!!!! That is how my hubby feels about me and my hubby is my best friend. Each day we greet each other with a smile and always so "I Love You". He is my heart, my sould my everything. Congratulations on 25 years and I wish you another 25 wonderful years because you both deserve it. Happy Valentine's Day! :)


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tipperary 6 years ago

I have never read a story quite like this. Its absolutely beautiful. Your wife must love it.

And as always, its better to say how you feel than regret not saying it. Best wishes to sent to you all!


Crazdwriter 6 years ago

Oh Dale that tribute to your wife really touched my heart. It brought tears to my eyes and made me smile. You did such a wonderful thing writing a hub dedicated to your wife and you spelled out your love for her very nicely. Thank you for sharing yours and Jackie's story with us! Congrats on all of those wondeful years together and here are to more years with you two together!


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Tamcor but really it is me that feels fortunate every single day of my life.

Thanks Dame, each and every second I spend with my family is a gift.

Aevans, so good to hear others are very happy as well. It really can be miserable times with all the divorces lately.

Tipperary, my wife hasnt seen it yet because i am sure she would comment. I did send her the link in her email so she will read it.

Thanks Crazd, I love when I can do things like this for my Babedoll.


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Your wife is a very lucky woman. Not many are blessed with this type of love. Cherish it always. Blessings to you and your beautiful wife.


babedoll 6 years ago

to my dearest husband, lover, soul mate, and best friend

you are the best father and husband and truley it is me and the kids who are lucky. I count down every day you are away from me and i still get excited when it is time for u to come home and yes ladies i am the luckiest girl alive to have such a charming and wonderful husband and i would like to say thank you to him for this beautiful letter for me. THANKS HONEY I LOVE YOU MORE THEN U WILL EVER KNOW.

LOVE YOUR WIFE JACKIE


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Beautiful contribute to your wife and your marriage. May you have 22 more years of blissful happiness. And btw to me only a real he-man has the ability to be sappy over the one he loves. All others tend to avoid allowing themselves to be so vulnerable. Again, congratulations, to you both. :)


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

OMG! You're going to make me cry. This is so sweet Dale. Congrats for having a great marriage, a great wife and great children. You're both lucky to have each other and I wish you 28 more years (and even beyond) of marriage. Thanks for sharing this with us Dale.


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Sab Oh 6 years ago

Very nice.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you so much for sharing this. It is so heartwarming to find out that these words and thoughts still exist. I like the way you said not to take your wife for granted and I think this is the main reason for all these breakups and heartache. You showed all the principle which should be there. You can be proud of yourself. God bless you all.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Oooh, this is so beautiful, my heart is aching! Sniff! Your wife is beautiful by the way. I just finished telling my mate that I am so deeply grateful for his presence in my life, that everyday I love him all over again, and he had little tears in his eyes; yes,we are sappy, LOL. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, both of you are blessed!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

aw bless you hope she likes it......


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Ahhh, so wonderful to read of such a beautiful love you share. You both are so fortunate and it is a blessing that you have shared with us and the world. Moved me to goosebumps and teary eyes. Thank you so much for sharing, your blessings can be shared by many now.


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you very much to everyone.

I love the fact that I can express my love for my wife and have people share in it, especially the good people of Hubpages

Dale


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Jim Strutzin 6 years ago

Dale, this is beautiful.. thanks for sharing!


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Papa Sez 6 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

Ah Dale, it takes so much courage for a man to write it all down and be sappy for everyone to see. I admire your love and courage. Congratulations to you and Jackie. Thanks for sharing all the positive emotions. Cheers!


ralwus 6 years ago

Sappy is nice Dale. I love how you wrote this and I'm sure she enjoyed it as well as your kids. Kudos. Nice song too. Peace CC


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Mamelody 6 years ago

nice one Dale.. brought me to tears


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you everyone and Rawlus it is great to see you back here.

I hope you are feeling better and I look forward to seeing a lot of your witt around here.

Cheers

Dale


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charanjeet kaur 6 years ago from Delhi

Awwww Dale, this is the sweetest tribute ever. I am sure your wife is going to love it. What a made for each other couple, kudos for this hub and wishing you more loving years ahead.


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Fantastic tribute - well done!

The best received Valentines gift I gave to a lady I chased but never got LOL.... (looking to do this again it was fun).

I made up a book of coupons - 1- 20 minute back rub,,, 2- walk on the beach,,, 3- dinner out at a hamburger joint,,, 4- run a bubble bath and light a candle by the tub... you get the idea... a coupon book of close to 12 and she could give them to me when ever she wanted.

Love - Light - Laughter

Neil


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

This has to be the sweetest tribute to a loved one ever written on HubPages! Great, thank you! And I'm so happy for you and for your wife I could cry!


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Paradise7, the thing is I mean every word of it and always will


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beth811 6 years ago from Philippines

I can see your great pride in this hub having her as the love of your life, Dale. Congratulations to both of you. Wish you both more years together.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

You are a very lucky fellow, keep treasuring each and every day together..GBY


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

What a sweet Hub. Congratulations on find a wonderful wife and working at a good marriage.


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

What a beautiful story, and what a beautiful way to express the feelings you have for your wife. I think that you both are extremely fortunate people. That you cherish the gift you've been given speaks volumes about your relationship. We all need to cherish the gift, and you remind your readers of just that!

Thank you, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Kaie


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TheWriterIVY 6 years ago from Savannah

Ok well - That made me cry. So beautifully expressed and so obviously sincere. You are both blessed and I wish you all the love and happiness there is. Amazing Hub.


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada Author

I could write great things about my wife on a daily basis and never run out of things to say.

Thanks for all the great comments.

Dale

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