I’ve been married to Kris Takle 8 years today. He likes to keep things exciting, so he surprised me with a trip to Vegas this past weekend. It was pretty perfect save losing my iPhone and driver’s license. I’m on day five without the iPhone, and heart palpitations haven’t started yet, so I take that as a good sign I’m doing okay. It was in a clutch that was taken from a craps table. Of course, that wasn’t all that craps table took from us, but, you know…it’s Vegas. And, if you think gambling is a sin, you might wanna go ahead and click that “x” in the top right hand corner now, ‘cause momma likes to bet on the hard ways.
I’m all talk, really. Those tables make me nervous. Unlike the umbrella and comfy chairs we sold a kidney to rent by the pool out there. Purchasing comfort clearly does not make me nervous. At least, not that trip. Mercy.
I’ll go ahead and tell you I cried when Celine Dion sang “My Heart Will Go On.” And, “Because, You Loved Me.” And, when she sang Billy Joel’s “Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)”, I knew I had lost the battle preventing puffy eyes the next morning.
Because, it’s in these songs that my mind thinks about the amazing people in my life.
Especially my husband.
I love him.
As a matter of fact, I think I’m addicted to loving him.
I love how he knows what makes me laugh, so he does it.
I love how he believes in me and my gifts.
I love how he loves me.
And, I’m pretty sure I love him more today than I have ever loved him. And, you won’t hurt my feelings if you click that “x”, because this is just too sappy for you.
In the words of Matt Nathanson, “you make my heart beat faster.”
You just do.
Happy Anniversary, Kris Takle.