1. She makes me laugh. A lot.
2. Her kiss still makes me swoon.
3. She is a really great mother.
4. She gives her heart and soul into helping at-risk kids.
5. In restaurants or movies, she always lets me pick the seat.
6. She makes the best apple (and blueberry) pie. And will make them whenever I ask.
7. She likes to clean (so I don’t have to)
8. She doesn't have a jealous bone in her body.
9. She never questions my need for the wilderness
10. Or solitude
11. She helps me make it through the night.
12. She handles all the yelling at cable and phone companies. And is damn good at it.
13. She has done way too much hospital sitting the last few years and (almost) never complains about it.
14. I can go wherever I want, whenever I want, with whomever I want, and all she says is “come home to me safe.”
15. She will go with me to every Cate Blanchett film and is patiently amused with my obsession.
16. She has a Mickey Mouse grin that makes me smile whenever I see it.
17. She will politely eat any of my failed attempts at cooking and never complain.
18. My mother loved her from the start.
19. She loves to decorate for holidays.
20. She is such a little kid at heart.
21. She will go to the ballet and symphony with me, even though it bores her.
22. She makes love to me - heart, body and soul.
23. She still kisses and tucks me in at night.
24. She makes our house a home.