Wednesday, February 18, 2009

To My Wife, the Hot Momma!

It is a rare and seldom used indulgence of marriage to hijack the spouse's blog. And certain occasions not only warrant it, but demand it. Consider this the official response to blog post "Mushy Mushy" dated Saturday, February 14, 2009 by the subject of said posting. Spousal privilege invoked...

This is my first blog post ever and dedicated to my Brooke on this, our ninth anniversary. Living in LA, one may wonder how it feels to have lasted approximately 8 1/2 years longer than the average Hollywood marriage. Well, let me tell you: about 8 1/2 years longer. Let me explain. Whilst (that's for you, Shars) looking for the appropriate card to give Brooke I came across one which depicted an old couple sitting on a bench, you know, the ones where they take old-timey black and white pictures and give them funny captions. If you've looked at cards in the last 100 years, you've seen them. Although if you actually were around 100 years ago looking at cards you probably saw the original photographs which are now "reimagined" for today's consumer, much like many of today's films. Same old crap, new generation of too-young-to-remember consumer.

Anyway, the husband is reading a newspaper and the wife knitting (Interjection: I don't understand old people really all that much but this does not seemed to have changed for oldies over the years. End interjection.) and the husband reads a statistic which says married people live longer than single people. I opened the card and the wife cleverly responds, "No, it just FEELS longer!" Ha! What a good one. As we'd say when I was a kid (and still do sometimes), "Burn! Dis! Cap!"

That, while funny, however was not the message I wanted to convey to Brooke nor is what I'm saying about our 9 years at all. What card I did give to Brooke is what any good husband (take note guys) should get his lovely wife - something which debases himself and elevates her. Pure and simple, and the secret to marriage worldwide. And yes, it was an old-timey, repurposed photograph card. What can I say? Old people wise-cracking are funny!

The reader upon reviewing that this is actually supposed to be a dedication post, may wonder what kind of dedication post this is with as yet no list of amazing qualities or concrete experiences to support such a claim. Well, as any lawyer could point out, I never technically stated that I would support it, but nevertheless, I will do so in my way. After all, that's what marriage is all about, stuff only we can understand and appreciate between ourselves and totally excludes other people in our lives. Right? I'm sure I read that somewhere.

I must say, though, without any qualms whatsoever, that my life is definitely a lot better because of Brooke. There are a lot of definitely-a-lots now, but I'll just leave it at a lot better. I have no issue with that. If you've never done this, it's a good exercise to wonder what life could have been like had I not married Brooke, had I made other choices. Even though your situation may be completely different or you may not even know us, if you ponder how my life could have ended up without Brooke, it will help you, I promise you. It reminds me how glad I am to be what and where I am in life, and with whom (children included) and how scary it is to think of the alternatives. Yikes, perish the thought! So maybe it's not so good to think of the unknowable what-could-have-beens. It's not like in It's A Wonderful Life how James Stewart, ahem, James Stewarts' character, gets to see, in his case, how the lives of all those he knows would have been had he not lived or Scrooge seeing his possible future. Nah, for us regular real life folks we can't ever really know which I think is a good thing. Make your choice and make the best of it. I think someone famous or a GA* must have said something to that effect (but if not, take a hike, it's MINE!). Actually, "Come what may and love it" is pretty similar, but I think the patent office might still award it to me for being different enough.

(*General Authority)

You'll notice how I haven't much mentioned the children. There is a simple explanation: although a direct result of marrying Brooke and a definite joy to my life, when it comes down to it, it was she and I at the first and it will be she and I at the last. Eventually they will grow up and marry theirs and be in the same situation as we are now. Funny how life is like that, not so much the circle of life idea of what goes around comes around - I mean who really wants to live, die, get born again, and live another life all over again? No spank you very much! - but I mean in the onward and upward sense. And that's what we're doing together, or trying to anyway. The real reason we've made it this long is die hard commitment to making it work, no quitting allowed. And fortunately we both have that determination.

So in my roundabout way, what it comes down to is being able to laugh together so hard that tears come out and your stomach literally hurts because it's probably the equivalent of doing a thousand situps, or being able to say a thousand words with a meaningful look, or just knowing she's always got my back. I'm glad she puts up with my silliness and idiosyncracies and the times I get super stubborn.

So here's to you, my sweetheart, happy anniversary. May we have a great day even though it's still filled with regular day stuff and we can't go on a date until this weekend! I love you!

P.S. here is a list afterall:

beautiful
funny
spiritual
smart
dedicated
loyal
friendly
great mom
amazing cook, especially breads, mmmmm
pregnant, yep, no joke
(sorry, honey, that info was sort of coming out anyway so why not just make it official. ;) Plus, if people have actually read this entirely, they deserve a little reward!)

28 comments:

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!!! said...

You are PREGNANT?!?!?!?!
Wow, Brooke, congrats!

Great post by your husband.

Nash said...

WOW.
that was great.
and CONRATS!!

Chris and Holly said...

Jason- you're the sweetest husband and CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS! That's awesome! Oh, I saw you guys went to the zoo- I live so close, we really should get together! Baylie and my Whitney are very close in age, if I remember?

Maria said...

Congrats to you too! You Encino girls like to get pregnant in groups :)

Beth said...

There really IS something in the water. I think we should start a competition to see who can have the most clever pregnancy reveal on their blogs. Everyone is coming up with such good stuff. You have a very nice husband, Brooke. Congrats and hope you are feeling okay. How far along are you?

Jon and Stacey said...

Brooke and Jason!
Congrats on your new little one and nine years of marriage! Hope you are feeling ok, let me know if you need anything.
Stacey

christy said...

nice! congrats on the upcoming #4!

Sara Jane said...

Happy Anniversary you guys!

Brandi Bartee said...

Awesome post and Congratulations on #4. More power to you.

Crazy Lady said...

hon, i dont' know if 'make your choice and make the best of it,' is the most romantic thing I want to hear today.

and beth...no competition, i was totally intimidated by emily's stinking adorable announcement and nobody compares.

hon, does this post mean you didn't get me anything?

Kira =] said...

SWEET!!

both definitions. =]

Laura said...

what a nice husband. and congrats brooke! glad i stuck around to the end to read that one! very exciting. hopefully you will give us the details. and glad you are having 4 kids. i feel like 3 is the new 4 these days, and i like 4.

Tanya said...

yay, that is awesome news. and Jason you are so sweet to have done this, what a fun hubby!!

Amy Y said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on your Anniversary and the pregnancy!

aedozier said...

how sweet! what a great hubby. i love "no quitting allowed"! congrats on number 4! it's a good thing you said in your zoo post that three are easy!

Lane and Hannah said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have a new baby coming! And for your ninth anniversery!

Heather said...

Congratulations!

Sarah Thomas said...

PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know how you keep doing it! i mean, I know...but you know what i mean lol

Steve and Connie said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! What is it about Encino... There totally is something in the water.

Amber said...

Happy Anniversary and Congrats on baby #4. That's awesome. And so fun that you and Emily (and Renee) get to be pregnant together. I'm be sitting this round out. HA....When are you due?

mist said...

And that is why you love Mr. Mccoy. Jason deserves another batch of cinnamon rolls for that one. Enjoy your date this weekend...dates whenever they come are worth it. On the tenth I will come tend your 4 kids while you go somewhere like the Canary Islands, Paris, or Santa Barbara:-)

Tara said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on Baby #4!

Amber said...

How sweet! Congratulations. I noticed it in your blog description at the top a few days ago. When are you due?

Than, Erica, Pacen & Camry said...

Seriously sweet post. Happy anniversary and congratulations on your fourth! I hope you're feeling good!

Sarah said...

Yeah, Brooke, you're right! Emily's announcement of her baby was so freakin' cute! And the expression on Sophie's face can't be beat.

So, you're pregnant? That's awesome! Congratulations to you guys on the 4th baby. Let's hope for octuplets!

THE VEA DUO said...

Ok....Jason ROCKS! What an awesome husband! And, I am soooo excited for #4~ :)

embot said...

I'm so glad the cat's outta the bag... i was dying keeping that one secret. Ha ha.

I hope we have babies on the same day, which means you need to go early.

Props to jason. That was was rad.

Darek and Amberli said...

Hey J, good to hear from ya and welcome to the 'web log' world. Jump on the ol' Crazy Busta blog more often! I've been meaning to post more on our blog to counter the Mommy/Wife perspective and bring balance to the Force as well! Congrats again on your little #4 on the way, our reunions are going to be so fun w/ all the little cousins running around!