Sunday, May 30, 2010

To The Extraordinary, Astonishing Ken Symanski

Apparently I have no discretion, but that's another post altogether.

We celebrated 20 years married last week (WOW!) and I wrote the following for Ken.  Thought you might enjoy it!


You wrote the song that you sang when I walked down the aisle on our wedding day.  I was so happy to be marrying you!

You make me laugh everyday.  Some days it's a snicker but often it's a belly laugh.

I love that you work hard but you play harder.

You were willing to go on an adventure to the Yukon for a year and fall in love with it.

You love my family, every crazy one of us.

You are affectionate, loving and passionate.

I love your green eyes and the smiling lines around them!

You are faithful and true.  You cultivate an atmosphere of relational safety in our lives.

You dance. 

You care more about people than things.

You are generous.  You rub my feet with lotion even though I know you hate it.

You speak a blessing over our children every night.

You sing to and with our children.  You wrote a song for them when they were born.

You are rarely grumpy.

You are great at accents.  My favourites are Jimmy Stewart and Jim from Taxi.  Your Robert DeNiro is good too!

You'll go toe to toe with me even when I'm being dogmatic and pigheaded.

You are humble.  You can admit when you're wrong and you stop everything with a heartfelt apology.

You don't rub it in when you are right.

You are utterly unique.  You have orange feet and a Star Trek Insignia and hands that move simultaneously.

You love God and you love people.  You inspire me.

I do not deserve you but I greedily accept and love you!


Thank you for the man I married.  He's one of a kind!

'til next time,


Monday, May 17, 2010

4:30 a.m.

4:30 a.m. and I'm awake.  Sun is starting to light the sky already. I haven't written in oh-so-long which by now you know means I'm too busy, slightly overwhelmed or avoiding something.  I admit I'm not too busy (a little busy but not too busy) but the slightly overwhelmed/avoiding something is right up my alley. 

All is good here and by the end of this week I'll try to sort out my thoughts enough to get it down in the blog.  But for know can I just say that I have an amazing God, family and friends (all over the place)!  I am hugely grateful and humbled and and a wee bit nervous...

That's all.  Stay posted...


I'm tucking into you right now. You are are warm and strong and wonderfully present.  I love you.

'til next time,