OK, this isn't your garden-variety HWH post, but as we wind down 2008, I feel the need to recognize the leader of our little tribe and all the great things she does for our family. what she means to me and the kind of person, wife and mother she has become. All at once now: awwwwwwwwww...
In traditional top 10 style, here's my list of why Angela Bonello Hanson continues to rock my friggin socks off (tip of the cap to the "D"):
10--She's passionate. Yeah, she might raise her voice once in a while, but I'll take passion over indifference every day of the week. No question.
9--She puts family first. I have a tendency from time to time to get sucked into my work. But I've always admired Angela for putting family first and for the most part, leaving work at work each day.
8--She's willing to try new things. One of the things I love most about her. Always enjoys trying new food, vacation destinations or impromptu "field trips."
7--She's a sharer and a helper. If you're in need or your family is hurting, Angela is usually one of the first to jump in and help. I've seen her do it a number of times just in the last few weeks.
6--She loves to cook. OK, I'll be honest, I'd be enjoying a steady diet of Oreos, chocolate donuts and pizza rolls if it wasn't for her penchant for creating culinary delights.
5--She knows how to relax. This is why we vacation so well together. We both enjoy just getting away and unplugging for a week or so. Of course, we haven't done that for four years, but we'll get back to it. Just taking a little haitus here the last few years.
4--She wants to be a better person. She went back to school a few years ago. She reads. She meets new people (hello Nokomis Mom's group!). She tries new things (see #8). She looks to help people (#7). Clear signs of someone striving to be a better human being.
3--She's a good communicator. Think I would marry someone who didn't know how to hold a conversation? Great writer, too. Love our late-night conversations--when I'm not on the computer that is. Recently got her hooked on FB. Next up? Twitter.
2--She's a throwback. I say this in an endearing way. She cooks, she cleans, she takes care of our family. She's old school. But in so many other ways she's contemporary. Love the mix and balance of the two in her.
1--She loves me. Well, most days.
Love you #2.
Ok, family, friends, what do YOU love about Angela? C'mon, let's let her feel the love...