Today is a very special, wonderful day. It’s my husband’s birthday! And while he’d like to pretend it doesn’t exist and grumble about getting old, I’m of a different mind. Now, I’m not going to throw him a party b/c he’d hate that, nor am I going to drive him insane with a thousand versions of the Birthday Song, although I am tempted! LOL.
Instead, I’m going to tell you why his birthday is a blessing to us. I can’t imagine a life without him, fairytale start aside and all…(more on that closer to our anniversary!)
In the past few years he and I have gone through an amazing amount of hurdles, sometimes flying over them with grace and beauty, other times crashing straight through them with a simple mindset…It may not be graceful but it gets the job done. Every time we’ve muscled through the tough stuff he’s been my rock, my shoulder to cry on when I’d never known what that was.
He showed me a different kind of a happiness, one that fills me peace and with an overflow of love so powerful it takes my breath away. I am thankful for him in ways I can’t even describe. He’s my better half, and every one of those gray hairs he’s earned, thank you very much (and most of them caused by me hehe). Without him, our son wouldn’t be here, filling our lives with more joy (and forced late nights LOL) than I’d every imagined possible.
We’re both living our dream and neither one of us are under any illusions. You work hard for what you love and you work long hours, investing emotionally and physically. Because if you don’t, a dream stays a dream.
To my partner, my lover, my husband and my very best friend…a man who, amazingly enough, loves me for me and who I couldn’t ask to be anything other than who he is…
I love you with all my heart.