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Did I tell you that I love my wife?

Updated on August 3, 2013

So big deal we are Christians.

We still love this guy.
We still love this guy. | Source

I did not marry my best friend or hiking buddy.

I just love my wife. She loves me. At least she has proven it by remaining. She is nothing like me, thank God. We do not share in my loves of things. I try to share in hers. I love my wife, for all my life. I just plain love my wife.

Oh I reckon I do not love her like I did back at the turn of the century. But I was an idiot back then. She does not wear a fancy wedding ring. That just is not her thing. She does not like me to sneak up and hold her tight. But we love to hold hands into the night.

I figure for sure she is not interested in my successful writing exploits. She is more concerned with cars and yards being ship shape and that I eat my veggies. She hates my family like I do. And loves them just the same as I do. Her family is my family and mine is hers. Funny huh?

We follow strict rules in our house

Divorce is not even a remote option. Love is each one's job. Fighting has no rules except: I love you. We are brutally honest. Ouch!! We stick our noses in each others business. Ouch!

We accept that I am an old man. And that she is a beautiful young flower. I carried a back pack once for about 12 miles that weighed more than her. I once carried her for several miles so she would not hurt her feet.

She was born in and around a country in the peak of war. She did not see her dad until the age of four because he was in a concentration camp after that war. She is my rock of ages. And she acts like I am cool. Not always and not really when I need it -- but still.

Have you ever been cold and wet and hungry and tired and angry. Well that was my scenario until I met my wife. Nope not physically all those things. Just mentally.

Do not help me. Please let me Love her. I can't help.

Do not you dare ruin my crazy dream.

That gal named my wife: She really is not all that great. Dang and dognabbit she is a pain in my butt. She becomes a bitch. She nags like a bad dream. She follows me around and criticizes me. There is nothing I do right. I am too poor. Too old. Too ugly and just plain not good enough.

And then I can't help falling in love with her. She is me. How can I tell you that I need that.

You see there are two ways to sing the same song

Are you getting it???

You see I just love my wife. Maybe she don't love me the same. dat be real cool. Cuz I did not fall in love wit me. I done givee my heart up to dat babe.

Can you dig it? She completes me. She is what I am not. She does not even love my Jesus like I do. She loves dat Man like she do. So cool to da rule!

We see others by lovin each odder. Lift me higher. Make me a cryer.

Over dare is a canal I cannot cross. So she is the bridge. Because nada o'er dare is as good as right here right now with her.

Are you feeling dat love?

Now understand that I ain't no prize

You see I can still bench press over 300 pounds, and leg press over 700. I have broken several men's knuckles with my face. My hands resemble gorilla and backhoe claws. At first I always scare children and police. And intimidating is a pretty good adjective of my belonging. Some folks call me garth and others scarface but ain't nobody call me adorable. And did I tell you another man bit off my ear as he was cutting me with a broken beer bottle. And all that led me to a long nasty stint in a Tijuana jail. Ya see I am far more trouble than I is worth

I wrote this song when I was six

Now she is an angel

Some say the beauty and the beast.

Can you imagine that I am proud of me? Can you imagine that people love me? Can you imagine that little children hug my legs and cry "teacher let us come with you"? Yep that big old beast is loved.

But I tell you it is because of a diamond that is higher than the sun. She lifts me and gifts me. Every day I miss her for whatever minute she walks into the other room.

Did I tell you that I love my wife?

She is not my "race". She is not my "age" And she damn sure is under 80 pounds and pretty.

Did I tell you that I love my wife? I guess I should shut up. But.......


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We are fighting. I had to show her how our (3) boy fell down and skinned his arm. He was a school at the time ---- but somehow it is my fault. hihihihi

      I love fighting because then we can make up.

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      5 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      Absolutely adorable. I hope my husband feels for me as you do for your wife. I think you just might love her...

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey Mama, We are fighting. Funny huh. I reckon if we did not care we would not.

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      Karen A Szklany 

      5 years ago from New England

      Beautiful tribute to what love is about. If we can be ourselves with our partners and allow him/her to relax and be him/her...and share our minds and hearts...all is well.

      Divorce is not an option for my husband and I, either...and that commitment does so much to help us grow!

      Time to go tend my gardens, too.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      First time in 54 weeks I did not preach to a congregation. I needed a rest. But My wife and boy went to attend the service after we attended my favorite.

      Married couples are lucky. We enjoy the fruit and rest of each other. I am pulling weeds and planting and trimming roses and knowing that life is good.

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Hmmm, I think you love your wife! This is a very sweet post.

      I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you MsDora, we have wonderful abundance.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, not only do I hope like Lastheart that your wife reads this; I would also like to read her comment. Anyway, she's blessed to have a man who loves her with all his heart! Blessings on both of you, and your son!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You and your beau are role models for all of us. I think I might "accidentally" let my sweet see this ;-) She does not follow my writing. But she and my boy together sit on my lap and make be make up poetry. Such a burden.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Lovely...pure lovely honesty. I hope she read this. This what women wants. Love is not blind, but it is a deep and strong "thingamajig" that keeps people out of war and joyful. You are a very brave man. When I was young I was told that I would know when a man really loved me if he would dare scream his love on front of everybody. Bravo!!! big applause! Up, sharing and all the rest.


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