I always write my Little Loves a birthday blog post. It's only fair I write you yours...
Sunday you turn 39. Ever closer to that elusive 4-0...and while you've never been too sure about grower older... I, on the other hand, have always said that you're like a fine wine. You just keep getting better with age. And those few grey hairs speckled throughout your head? I kind of love them. Embrace them, Baby.
You've earned them living with this mob of Crazy.
Next to salvation, you are - hands down - the best decision I ever made.
One that I have never for a second regretted, and one for which I will be forever grateful.
So, thanks for being you.
Thanks for being a gentleman in college and for treating your girlfriend that you had at the time with respect and honor. I took notice of it then, and it impressed me. I remember being jaded with guys at the time and stating clearly that I would not be a statistic for their "Bridal Institute," but if ever I were to fall in love again - I wanted to be loved "the way that guy loves his girl." Thanks for standing out.
Thanks for playing soccer with me back in Bible college and for not flipping out when I kicked the ball at your face and gave you a bloody nose. Thanks for being cool about it and for not getting mad when I couldn't stop laughing - even though I felt bad. I can't control myself sometimes. That was my first sign that you didn't have a bad temper and that you could - literally - roll with the
Thanks for being patient with my heart during those College years and for letting our friendship deepen while our hearts made sure we could trust. You were my best friend before there was ever anything else, and that's my most favorite ingredient of our marriage. There is no one I would rather hang out with than you.
|Thanks for being THE BEST Daddy....|
|And you've set it pretty high. Thanks for that, Love...|
|My heart. Right here.|
Thanks for breathing your calm into my insecurities and for making me always feel brave.
That's a pretty great balance, in my book.
Depth married with hilarity.
Seriousness with a little Crazy mixed in.
It's what makes living life with you an adventure!
|Thanks for all of our crazy Adventures. They are the best.|
I love doing the crazy of Life with you.
I love you. I'm proud of you. I respect you.
I love the normal and the mundane of every day - knowing that you will be walking through those doors at the end of it - and I love how I feel when I see your face. You're my favorite, Kevy...and I would follow you to the ends of the Earth. I've done it once before...
Happy 39th, Love!