Today is your birthday. The day set aside to celebrate the fact that you were born. And you better believe that NOBODY celebrates that fact more than I do. I cannot imagine my life without you. You are my very best friend, the light of my life, the person I trust more than any other, the love my heart spent my life looking for and the greatest gift I have ever been given this side of salvation.
I love waking up beside you because I know that I can face anything with you by my side.
I love saying morning prayers with you and over you because I KNOW that without HIM, there would be no us. And I am so very thankful for us!
I love watching you love on your children - the big ones as well as the small ones - because I know that the boys have and are learning to be men from you and the girls are learning what a REAL man is through you.
I love watching you work around the house because it makes me think, if you would work that hard on a HOUSE, how much more attention do you give to our HOME. And, Baby, you ARE my home!
I love watching you go through the bedtime routine with the girls because I know you are making sure they are loved on and prayed over and made to feel as safe as absolutely possible, just by your love.
I love spending the last moments of the day with you, when it's just you and me, because I just like being in your presence.
I love falling asleep in your arms because NOTHING is safer than your arms around me and your prayers over me.
In short, I love YOU,
I love the family we have made ...
... even when it gets a little crazy!
I love the way that you love me ...
... even if my hair IS too short!
I love the way you snuggle your girls at the just the right time ...
... and wrestle, tickle or swing them at THAT right time!
I just love you!!
Father God, thank you for the Blessing of my man. Thank You for knowing just what I would need and creating him for me. Thank You for bringing him to me at just the right time in my life. Thank You for loving me THROUGH him. Thank You, father, for him.
Baby - Thank you for being the man that you are. One of wisdom, integrity, sincerity, thankfulness, tenderness, strength and love. You ARE my heart's desire and all I ever prayed for in a man.
All in all, you still take my breath away and I cannot WAIT to grow old with you. Someday we will put our teeth in matching glasses and rock on the porch while we watch our grandchildren's children play.
And I will still want to hold your hand.
I love you!