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You're Simply the Best

Updated on August 24, 2009

Happy Anniversary To You!

When I think of you, I can't help but sing the Tina Turner song, The Best , to myself. So it is of no surprise that the lyrics to that song are scattered throughout this anniversary tribute to you. By the way I've convinced myself she wrote it with you in mind. How else would she know it summarizes exactly how I feel about you and our 30 years together!

You are simply the best you know, better than anyone I've ever met. You take my heart and make it strong, I hang on every word you say. I'd rather be dead than to be torn apart from you. Just as long as I'm in your arms I can be in no better place!

With feelings this intense, I wanted to do something special and unexpected for you, to mark this occasion on Tuesday, August 25.

I've already done the poem thing, the very special cards that took forever to chose thing, but I have never written you, your very own hub. I have never sung your praises in such a public way and I think you will agree this just might beat all the nice things you paid me to write about you on MS forum boards and in private e-mails to friends and relatives. (smile) This just might go down as something you totally did not expect from me and if so, it will be all the more special, in retrospect. I haven't referred to you by name, just in case that is a little too public for you, but as long as Hubpages exists, you'll be a part of it and this tribute will be a constant reminder of my love for you.

So to you, you sweet, sweet man. Happy 30th Anniversary. I Love You!

You are an incredible MAN in a time period when real men are hard to come by, simply because they've never been taught what the word really means, but you - you speak the language of love like you know what it means. You have continued to stretch to improve yourself and the qualities that endear you to me and to all who know and love you like I do. For that I am extremely grateful and because of that I love you more now than I ever have.

Thank you so much for caring whether or not I am happy. For giving me a life time of promises and a world of dreams.

Thank you so much for taking care of me when MS is too much for me too handle. For being ever watchful, but not condescending to me.

I want you to know, all your work is appreciated. I want you to know I never cease thanking God for you and I want you to know I will always love you.

When it matters to you whether you get me just the right fruit from the store - I appreciate it! When you will travel out of your way just because a store didn't have exactly what I asked for - I appreciate it! When we travel and you can't relax and take a nap because you are worried I might get hungry and get the shakes - I appreciate it! When you have to hurry home because I've had an attack that has rendered me unable to move or speak - I appreciate it! When you listen to me rant and rave because I have to go through some new procedure or take some new medicine and you do so patiently and lovingly - I appreciate it! When you cook for me so that I eat nutritiously and you go through the extra time and effort to make it taste the way I like it - I appreciate it!

I appreciate you! I always have and I always will. You are special, you are my hero and you are my best friend. I can't believe I get to have one person in my life who fulfills so many different needs and wants, but every time I look at you, I know I could never ask for anyone who is any better.

Recently, I'm aware I've been watching you and starring at you more than ever before. While it is true its become a source of amusement for us both, I think its time I confess why I do it.

I just can't believe you are here, that you are so good to me, that you love me and that we are still in love after 30 years. You're like my constant bright light. I hate it when you are not around. You keep me laughing even when I think laughing is the last thing I want to do. You come around me and the space instantly brightens. You are a treasure . . . you are MY treasure and like anything precious I plan to take care of you and love you for all of my days, with all of my heart.

You're Simply the Best!

Happy Anniversary!

I Love You!



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      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      You are so right MFB, as an added surprise, I just wanted you to know my hubby happened to be sitting next to me when I saw your comment, so I read it to him.

      Needless to say he was touched by you wrote and appreciated it along with me. In fact I ended up reading him this tribute again, just to remind him of what I originally wrote. It was a nice way to begin the day, so thank you for making it possible with this comment! (-:

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      MFB III 7 years ago from United States

      Such a stirring tribute to the one you love, full of intensity and warmth that few know, who are healthy and whole, yet you in your struggles have an anchor to cling to,and that explains your lovely smile in your hub photo. I enjoyed reading this....MFB III

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      NarayanKrishna 8 years ago from The country of Mount Everest

      Great Hub article.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Hi LizzyBoo, a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for your very kind words and for taking the time to leave your comment. I appreciate it!

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      LizzyBoo 8 years ago from Czech Republic

      Hi Jen-You are simple the best. I love your creativity, playing with words. It is just so nice to read your hubs. Thank you for sharing

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Hi Duchess! Let me wish you a belated Happy 30th Anniversary! I have come to love the #30 this year, as it symbolizes something very special to me. And yes, I totally agree I AM BLESSED! Thanks so much for your encouraging comment.

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Jen, I am obviously seeing this after your anniversary. We celebrated our 30th a month ago too, so this was very touching for me. You are blessed.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Hi Vizey, It is so nice to hear from a male. Glad you thought my tribute to my husband was morally boosting. I hope you indeed enjoy the satisfaction that comes when your mate thinks you are the best! Thanks so much for your comment.

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      Vizey 8 years ago

      Moralle boosting story. I am not the best in the world . but one I might be best of close to the best. Thanks for sharing your views.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Hi DeBorrah it is a pleasure to meet you! Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you identify with the emotion of this hub and that your hubby is also well described here.

      I appreciate your comment, thanks for stopping by.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Happy Anniversary Jen

      I Love this Hub!

      I think it is one of life's most precious gift to share life with the one you truly love. You have expressed it so beautifully.

      I am most thankful for a loving, committed husband who is the best. You have said it all. Now All I can say is Amen!

      Thank You


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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Thank you so much Sue! It was a very special anniversary for us both.


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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      Jen, this is the most beautiful tribute I have read from one to another within a relationship. Good for you, sharing with the world and publicly proclaiming what a wonderful mate you have! Congratulations to you both as well, and thank you for sharing your love and lives with us!

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Oh Wow Kath,

      Thank you so much!

      I'm so sorry your husband missed out on sharing the past 10 years of your life with you. It is his loss, that's for sure! I love the words to Dylan's song! I appreciate you taking the time to include them so Curt will be able to read them as well. :)


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      kathavfm 8 years ago from Stourbridge UK

      Yes you are so lucky. Sadly my husband and I ended up getting divorced because he could never accept I was ill. That was 10 years ago and I still think I love him although he also drives me mad but I have 2 wonderful children from him.

      In the words of Bob Dylan

      May God bless and keep you always

      May your wishes all come true

      May you always do for others

      And let others do for you

      May you build a ladder to the stars

      And climb on every rung

      And may you stay

      Forever young.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Well, aren't you two just full of surprises!

      Amy, what a nice present you've given me by replying on this hub. Thank you very much, your comment means the world to me. I know there are others right here on hubpages who have MS and feel the same about their mates and its so nice to know you can have MS and still remain happily married.

      Connie, your obviously back??? LOL Thank you my friend. I know you experienced the same kind of love, and we both know it takes hard work and commitment to love through illnesses of all types.

      Thanks guys, I appreciate your replies.

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      Connie Smith 8 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

      You are one lucky lady, that is for sure. May all your days be just as good as the ones that you've had together so far. This brought tears to my eyes, you know. Happy Anniversary!

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      Amy Gurowitz 8 years ago

      It is so beautiful to read about your love for your husband. Living with MS is challenging for everyone living with it. And not just the diagnosed person, but the people around them... those that share their lives with you. Congratulations on 30 years together... and congratulations for finding a love that empowers- not drains, that encourages not consumes and that makes life complete and not vacant. I'm lucky to have the same in my husband, and it warms the heart to hear your story. All the best on your anniversary and the rest of your days together.