This morning I came into work and checked a voicemail that I hadn’t noticed before I left yesterday. It was my wife, Adrienne. The interesting thing about an Adrienne voicemail is that it never sounds like a recording. I always forget it is a message and can barely stop myself from saying, “Bye, I love you” at the end of it.

That is what she is like. She is always “real”–even on voicemail.

When people talk to her they open up immediately. I know people have told her things after knowing her for 10 minutes that they haven’t told anyone before. You can trust her and it is obvious. If she doesn’t like you she can’t hide it. She is a terrible liar. If she does like you, and this is almost always the case, you will know it. She can’t hide that either.

We have been married 5 years today. In fact, I think it was right about this time that we were walking out of the Los Angeles LDS (Mormon) temple, having just been married for time and eternity.

5 years later and I am still saying “I love you” to her voicemail.

They aren’t a lot of things in life where I can look back and say, “I am positive I made the perfect decision”. Marrying Adrienne, however, I have no regrets about. That was the perfect decision.

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11 thoughts on “Adrienne”

  1. The first time I met Adrienne we connected immediately. I really felt like I could just open up to her and that she really understood me. It made me feel special… Now come to find out she’s like that with EVERYONE! I feel so used.

  2. I think that maybe you should have brothers that I can marry, because that is honestly the sweetest thing I’ve ever read. It makes me want to meet Adrienne… she sounds like a really rare kind of person.

  3. I must concur. Adrienne has always been one of my favorite people. She is what people mean when they say “salt of the earth” – saving the rest of us. I could go on and on. I SHOULD go on and on – How about on her birthday? Amishrobot could be a celebration o Adreinne and then we could all compose lengthy tributes. I’m not kidding. But today I think I should say what a great couple the two of you are. Happy Anniversary

  4. I read this post again, and suddenly wanted to yell “Yo, Adrienne!” A la Rocky, which I have never seen. I am so weird.

  5. Or possibly sing “Adrienne” by The Calling, but that would be entirely inappropriate. Your wife has a really applicable name. Maybe I should stop wearing out your comments.

  6. I would go with the song. She might react violently to the Rocky thing.

    Also, my comments are quite robust. Feel free to abuse them.

  7. I have the nicest husband in the world, don’t I? And the nicest friends too. Thanks, Marci and Martin, and thanks of course to my wonderful Josh. This post made me cry. You should all see what he wrote me for Mother’s Day. I tell you, he’s very very good at writing very very nice stuff that makes a girl cry and be happy.

  8. I love Adrienne too! I also cried when I read Josh’s post. I miss you both so much and am jealous of all of your “new” friends that were blessed by your having moved near them. Come visit us soon! Martin has been telling me all of the fun things that are said on this web page and I thought I would come check it out myself since it usually does not come out all that funny when Martin is trying to recite the comments.

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