let me count the ways

I love my husband.

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I love that he lets me sleep in when he knows I’m exhausted. He greets me with coffee and contains his good mood until I’m ready to meet the world.

I love that I find scraps of paper everywhere with drawings he sketched absent-mindedly. It’s the world’s cutest paper trail.

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I love that he keeps his eyes peeled on the bus for a seat to open up so that I can sit and read.

I love how he says “ID” when he wants to say “idea”.

I love the way he sees people; not in terms of what they have, but of who they are.

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I love that when he breaks a glass, he acts like it’s a big deal, even though it’s just a glass. Because he knows how much I love glassware.

I love the way he raises others up, but never puts himself on a pedestal.

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I love that he will always run for the phone, even if he has to cross the entire apartment, because he knows I hate answering the phone.

I love how he will get up from his desk and come over just to hug me.

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I love the way he can dream through his art but be grounded in his life.

I love that he never stops asking how I am, even though he knows this question could easily lead to an intense, lengthy discussion about feelings.

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I love his humility, his sincerity, his self-sacrifice, his maturity, his generosity.

I love the ways he is different from me; how crazy he can make me, but how his perspective makes me a more rounded person.

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I love the way he automatically opens the door to our apartment for me and waits for me to go in first.

I love how we can be total dorks around each other and do things like high-five after quoting Michael Scott at the same moment.

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I love that even if he is annoyed, he never goes for a low blow.

I love the way he looks at me as though we are eternally sharing some delicious secret.

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He is my family. My friend. My person.

In six years, we have held hands in seven countries. We have been serious, we have been silly. We have met scores of dazzling people, and I am always most impressed by you. I will hold your hand wherever I can, for as long as I can. Happy anniversary, darling husband. I love you.

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All photos by A fantastic Montreal photographer, Ashley MacPhee Photography, A-PHOTO.

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36 Responses to let me count the ways

  1. What a touching tribute to your man! So personal and unique. Just like you two must be. (And it’s obvious he loves you, too.) The photographs are beautiful; but the portrait you painted of your husband (and your life together) is just as beautiful. Lucky woman, you are.

  2. Proud isn’t even the right word. You deserve each other and more…because you two ARE “that” couple whom so many of us can look up to (and have). We miss you guys. Dearly. Distance sucks. But you guys don’t, so … it’ll be ok. 😉

  3. Liz says:

    What an amazing tribute to your husband. He is a man of fine character…you are blessed, my friend~

  4. Love these photos and every word of your post. Lucky guy. Lucky girl.

  5. I just love this to pieces!

  6. I love this post! Happy Anniversary 🙂

  7. Lovely words expressing your love to your other half. As for us, we hold hand everywhere, even at home.

  8. donna picard says:

    This is the most beautiful post you have ever done my darling and you both are indeed very blessed. Through all of your travels you have never forgot to pack your “true love” for each other. This is an “Ever After” kind of love…..

  9. awww. I love reading about other peoples love… it turns on a little switch inside me that makes me remember the cute and special things I love about the man my husband is… Happy anniversary!

  10. Emma says:

    I love that he wears suspenders.

    I hate answering the phone too. Therefore, he sounds like a keeper to me;)

  11. Jillian says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

  12. Megan says:

    Jeez! You two. I love this.

  13. What a romantic and sweet post!

  14. Tears in my eyes. No doubt. I loved this, what a loving tribute to your husband. I feel the same way about my hubs, what lucky women we are! Happy Anniversary to you both!

  15. Brittany says:

    OHHHH my gosh, this post gave me chills. You two are HANDS DOWN one of the most adorable couples EVER!!!!!! Thank god for true love like this!! Happy anniversary to you both!!! Your photos are GORGEOUS!

  16. kale says:

    Thank you to each and every one of you for your touching comments and well wishes. This was our first anniversary away from home, and we treasure all the kind thoughts you passed on. Each comment warmed our hearts.

  17. Happy Anniversary, Kale. Your hubby sounds like a real catch, and it sounds like the two of you are blissfully in love. Enjoy your special day and your forever.

  18. Happy Anniversary my friend, you two sound and look so happy together that it warms the heart 🙂
    I hope you love like this forever!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  19. That is so beautiful. I find myself being very envious of what you two have. It is so touching!

  20. What a beautiful post! You two make a gorgeous couple-inside and out 🙂

  21. Probably one of the most touching posts I’ve ever read. The pictures are breathtaking and the two of you are so lucky. Best wishes!

  22. Michelle Doucet says:

    Wow, this is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. We are so proud of you and your hubby!

    • kale says:

      Thanks so much Michelle! Wish we could meet you guys at l’Académie for some mussels and fries and pasta!

  23. Jilly P says:

    Sorry I am late posting this…but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! FELIZ ANIVERSARIO! BONNE ANNIVERSAIRE! KONTAN ANIVESE! (the last one is supposed to be Haitian Creole, but it could be a big fat fail!)Hope you had a great celebration Ecuadorian style! 🙂

    • kale says:

      No worries Jilly, we always liked to show up a little late to the par-tay, ‘member? That’s just how we roll! 😉 As for the multilingual congrats, that’s just downright impressive! Mèsi anpil, ti doudou!

  24. Val says:

    So cute! So much love after 6 years and counting. Love the photos too.

  25. Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary, what a touching declaration of love for your husband. I loved seeing the beautiful pictures of you together. Here’s to many more years of love and hand holding!

  26. Kim Bee says:

    Happy Anniversary. I think I might be in love with your husband too. I think we all might be now. He’s adorable.

  27. Miriam Roy says:

    Happy Anniversary my Darling Friends.
    I’ll never forget your wedding day, it was the perfect representation of who you are as a couple. Genorous, Fun, Unexpected, Creative, and Soulful…

    i resisted starting this comment with a dwight chart… but you know i lack that kind of control…

    A wesome
    U unbelievably awesome
    B etter than jim
    R eally GREAT
    Y ou know it!

    Love you guys and miss you on a daily basis.

  28. :’) im not gonna lie, im crying right now because this post is so beautiful

  29. How sweet! Happy anniversary!!

  30. donna picard says:

    I love going back through and reading the latest addition of comments posted. All are in agreement that you two truly deserve each other. I feel very blessed with my “shepherd boy” and will try harder to always look at him with adoring eyes like those you show for your precious hubby

  31. I was just poking around your lovely blog, and OMG this is the cutest post ever. Love all the love here. xx

  32. Judah Smith says:

    Exquisite sentiments, both in phrase and portrait. As Emerson once said, “Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, – a possession for all time.” (and yes I quote this often, because I believe it’s never been said better.) Happy Anniversary Aubry’s, and may there be many more to follow…

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