Tuesday’s Tribute-She said Yes.

It’s my pleasure to introduce Jay, my first-ever-in-the-history-of-my-blog, male feature. Thank you so much for your willingness to give me a love story when I asked for it. Happy Anniversary!

Eight years ago today you said you would.

Despite a terrible year prior, a selfish wedding party, and a caterer who didn’t seem to own any knives…

you looked me in my deeply hung-over eyes,
and told me that I would be the only one.

And you will forever be mine.

In great times, and in the others, here we remain.

I hope I never need to say it, but I always will.

I love you.

Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.

I’m Jay from HalftimeLessons.com, co-home of Tuesday’s Tribute…I only started blogging last fall, and HalftimeLessons is only what it is due to my mediocre writing and some phenomenal friends like Angie. As you can tell from above, I married extremely well, and have two incredible children, so don’t fall in love with me. I’m taken, and she is more than I can handle. By the time you read this, I will be bald, having shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s children’s cancer research this past Saturday…I hope you read about it, and find the beauty in this cause that I have. My greatest thanks to Angie for letting me guest post on Seven Clown Circus, one of my absolute favorite blogs…I’m one of your greatest fans, Red!


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    Jennifer P. says

    wonderful post, gorgeous pictures, and 3 cheers for a man willing to give up his hair for sick children!!!

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    Misty Rice-Baniewicz says

    Awe….what a sweet post and wow those wedding pictures look taken from a catalog. What a beautiful couple. I checked out the new hair (or not so much hair).. not bad. In fact I think that is really BEAUTIFUL.

    Thanks for posting here today!

    God Bless.

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    Lolli says

    Beautiful post, Jay! When you originally pledged to shave your head, I mentioned it in my own Tuesday Tribute to my dad who died of cancer, and my other dad who raised me. Someone thought I was shaving MY head. So because of that, I feel a little kinship to you. Way to go!

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    Stu Pidasso says

    How are us frogs ever gonna get kissed if we have to compete with princes who turn into princes when kissed??

    Nice post, Jay. If that doesn’t schmooz the missus, not much will.

    And Happy Anniversary!

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    Alicia says

    Ok, that just totally gave me chills! So beautiful and makes me thing of my own special day. Great post Jay! Have a great day and happy anniversary!!!!!

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    April says

    That gave me goosebumps…what an awesome love story! I think I got even more goosebumps reading about what he’s doing for the sake of sick children! INCREDIBLE!

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    Kathy B! says

    What an awesome hubby! You need to call MY hubby and give home a couple pointers in the rmance department 🙂

    And kudos to you for you support for cancer. YOU ROCK!

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    Sharon says

    What a great post! And what a lucky woman your wife is…we always need to hear that we’re loved. 🙂

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    brunger bunch says

    What a great and sweet post. You should both feel very lucky to have each other..your a beautiful couple.

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    Casey's trio says

    What a beautiful post! I will definitely swing by your blog and check out the St. Baldrick’s post. And I almost forgot, Happy Anniversary:)

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    Just beautiful! All of it! And now I go to check out the bald head. What an awesome thing to do!!!!

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    skoots1mom says

    great post…
    i have a sunday school friend who shaves her head yearly with her 2 sons for the same thing!
    thx 4 sharing

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    Rhonda says

    I tell you, as a part time wedding photographer, I have seen my share of horrible wedding parties. They totally suck!!

    Great story though! You two are beautiful together!

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    Kathleen W. says

    Your photos are so great! The black and white is so elegant, and you and your wife look great together.

    And I really admire your commitment to St. Baldricks.

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    Keri says

    This is beautiful Jay! And the photos… gorgeous! Will be checking out that bald head of yours. What a great cause!

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    Swirl Girl says

    you are so sweet …and not only for the lovely tribute to your wife, but also for what you’re doing for cancer research.

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    Jenners says

    Good job, Jay. And even thought I don’t actually know you except via your blog, you really hit the jackpot in the marriage business. Your wife is gorgeous!

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    Mark and Kiss says

    I love it! Very sweet. I also love that you are not vain and willing to shave your head for a good cause.

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