#19. Tender

•August 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Gale is well-known for her ability to be able to fall asleep anywhere, and in any position! But what is really neat is that other people and animals seem to do the same thing when in contact with her.

Why is this so? Well, Gale is a very tender person. There is a motherly, humane, gentleness about her at all times – it’s no wonder that babies, pets, and people conk out with her and on her – it’s simply because she makes them feel comfortable and safe.

This extends to meeting new people as well – I have always been astounded at how Gale makes others feel at ease. And I now understand that’s because she doesn’t have a mean or judgmental bone in her body.

So if you need the best nap of your life, I suggest you find a sofa with Gale on it! Gale, don’t ever change – I love being married to such a tender woman.

#18. Outdoorsy

•August 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Thankfully, Gale has forgiven me long ago for almost (accidentally, really!) decapitating her (on our honeymoon, no less!) when the head of the bargain-store axe I bought flew off the handle when chopping wood on our first camping trip together.

We don’t do much camping anymore, but we are avid hikers and nature-lovers. I am very thankful that I have a wife who does not shy away from mud or bog when it comes to hitting the great outdoors. What’s even better is Gale’s genuine appreciation for all that is natural, and her uncanny ability to spot beauty (and bring it to my attention) that I have missed in my haste.

Thank you Gale, you are indeed a natural beauty in more ways than one.

 

#17. Well-bred

•August 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Am I joking with this one? Well, maybe a little!

But I am very serious about being grateful for Gale’s family. As you can see by the photo, they certainly like to have fun, and that has been a blessing in my life. But there’s more to it than that – you can tell that Gale has acquired a great deal of her caring nature, sense of fun, and political consciousness from her family. Like Gale, I always enjoy talking, visiting, and partying with her extended family – and they have always made me feel like I am part of that family.

Thank you Gale, but also thanks to your family, for having me as part of your fold.

#16. Elegant

•August 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Simply put, Gale is an elegant woman. I love that she can be crazy and goofy, but I am also in love with an accomplished, mature, and refined woman.

When Gale chooses to do so, she carries herself with the utmost sophistication and graciousness. This is not artificial, nor is it only skin deep. It is always a pleasure meeting new people and/or travelling to new places with Gale – I am so lucky to have a partner who treats everyone with dignity and respect, all with an disarming elegance that makes any new acquaintance feel genuinely comfortable.

 

#15: Multi-talented

•August 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

One of the greatest things about being married to Gale is that she is such a diverse and multi-talented individual. She isn’t shy about taking new things on, either.

You wouldn’t know about all of Gale’s talents, because she doesn’t call attention to herself and never brags. You probably know that Gale is an accomplished scientist, having done very interesting research in anatomy, cell biology, and neurology. But what you might not know she is an amazing photographer, writer, researcher, and poet. Since I’m like most men and think with their stomachs, I’m also very grateful for Gale’s self-taught skills as a chef – she is an outstanding cook.

Of course, there’s her gardening – I don’t think it wrong to call her a master gardner, considering the amazing garden she has created at home, and the fact that she can rattle off just about every plant’s species name and what zone it can grow in! She’s also a natural interior designer, she drew up all the plans for our home renovation, and pardon me for saying so, but I absolutely love the way she decorates our home.

Knowing Gale, I expect her list of talents to grow… it’s always exciting, I just hope I can keep up with her!

#14. Peaceful and Warm

•August 21, 2011 • Leave a Comment

 

Gale has a warm and loving heart, and the best part is that you get to experience it in such a gloriously peaceful way. There’s something about Gale that naturally makes you feel more comfortable, and notches down your heart rate. Maybe she exudes some sort of sedative!

But what’s more likely is that Gale genuinely cares about making a comfortable environment for others. She has always gone out of her way to create soft and cozy environments, whether it be an inviting home, a relaxing garden, or just a comfy lap to lay your head on. Gale has no interest in whipping up false tensions, you can see, through and through to her soul, that she wants everyone around her to feel like they are at home.

Around Gale, I always feel like I’m at home. It seems like a small thing, but it’s not – it’s very special, and I’m very grateful for it.

#13. Sensual

•August 21, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Being a normal, red-blooded man, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how very lucky I was to be married to such a sensual woman.

Gale is obviously stunningly beautiful, and grows more so each day. But the really sexy and sensual thing about Gale is not her looks, but the way she carries herself. She’s not afraid to express her vulnerability, her tender smile and soft eyes do a great job of that – but at the same time the way she carries herself always evokes a confidence in her femininity. I think it’s that contrast that I’ve always found mysterious, and keeps me coming back, eager for more, and falling deeper in love.

Oh, who am I kidding? She’s just a damn hottie, that’s all there is to it!