Lists: I Love You Because. . .

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day.

Did you know today’s holiday became popular during Chaucer’s time?  The real “Valentine” is obscured in legend, based on the lives of two Catholic saints, although the stories of neither hint at romance.  But the world loves lovers, and in the 14th century,  historical facts were stretched and altered.  Now, of course, we celebrate romance on February 14th and don’t look closely at the reason why.

All of us have loved someone.  The luckier we are, the more people we have loved and been loved by.  Have you thought about why you love someone in your life?  What traits, qualities, strengths or even weaknesses attract you? Spouse, parent, child, friend?

Anyone who adds an item to the list by commenting on this post or any “list” post this month will be entered in a drawing for an autographed novel.  No religion, politics or snarkiness allowed–at least nothing too snarky. 

Just follow the topic and speak from the “heart.”  My list is dedicated to my husband, but yours can be dedicated to anybody past or present.  Please feel free to tell or not tell whom your comments honor.

I Love You Because:

1–Because you refuse to stop taking silly pictures of us everywhere we go

2–Because you aren’t ashamed to get excited about life

3–Because you stand up for unpopular causes

4–Because you love our grandchildren as much as I do

5–Because you love everything I cook, even the failures

Celebrate love with us today and share your own list.  And while you’re at it?  Don’t forget to comment on Mollie Cox Bryan’s interview for a chance to win a scrapbooker’s “brag book” from Mollie. will choose a winner late tonight.


  1. Pat Matejcek on February 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Because we have been through so much together in this journey called life..

  2. Donna Dreisewerd on February 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Because you bring me coffee in the morning with a smile.
    Because you have never given up on us !
    Because you make me laugh with your awful jokes and your even worse puns.
    Because God brought us together 🙂

  3. Theresa Sullivan on February 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Because the first time we met, you touched my heart and the first time we kissed your name was written on my soul!

  4. Donna Sheffer on February 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Because you appreciate what I do for you.

  5. Debbie Hearne on February 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

    You are my sunshine on a cloudy day. When you say “I love you Grammie” my heart burst with joy.

  6. Lynn Ross - Toledo on February 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Because you are you.

  7. Lucy Golden on February 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Because you’re just as silly as I am.
    Because you shake your head & when I dance to the music on my iPod.
    Because you’ll always be my Valentine everyday of the year.

  8. Maureen Johnson on February 15, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Because you can still make me laugh.
    Because you can still make me smile.
    Because you appreciate all I do even though you don’t remember as Alzheimer’s is slowing taking over your mind.

  9. Kimberly Moore on February 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    #1 When I catch you doing a goofy dance you just keep dancing. You don’t stop.
    #2 It doesn’t matter where we’re walking or how close the destination, you reach for my hand.
    #3 You don’t grin often, so when you do, and you’re grinning at me, you take my breath away.
    #4 I don’t ever have to ask. You just see what needs to be done and take care of it.
    #5 You built me a bookcase. I still don’t think you know how much that means to me.

  10. Sherry on February 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I love you because you do the dishes!

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