Sunday, July 15, 2012


     Seventeen years ago today, I became a "Gaabstopper"… I married Karen Ann Gaab.

     We met at a concert and nine months later we were married.  The first year was unbelievably difficult (mostly my fault), but we survived it and became stronger because of it.

     I fall more in love with Karen as each year goes by.  On our thirteenth anniversary I presented Karen with a list of 13 reasons why I love her and I've updated it every year since.  In year 14, I made this video for Karen...

     Here's the complete list with the newest addition… #17...

Reasons Why I Love Karen
(No Particular Order)
By Toby DeBause (Karen’s Husband)
  1. She desires and seeks after God.
  2. What you see is what you get. Genuine. No pretense.
  3. Her integrity can never be disputed.
  4. She is an incredible mother.
  5. She has a great ear and loves to use it.
  6. She snores only on occasion.
  7. She never gives up.
  8. I know she loves me
  9. She knows great coffee.
  10. I trust her completely
  11. I’d be lost without her.
  12. She never gets mad at me when I ask for help finding my keys.
  13. She is my best friend.
  14. She inspires me.
  15. She is beautiful
  16. She goes where He leads.
  17. She gives all for the ones she loves.
Thanks for indulging me in my Public Declaration of Love (PDL).  But, good love requires a shoutout once in a while.

K., Still going there with you.  T.

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