January 28, 2015
This One Goes Out to the One I Love
Today my guy celebrates his 45th birthday. I'm so thankful that he is the person I get to spend my life with. This past weekend we were talking about our beginning, about how clueless, in love and full of faith we were that this was the right thing. Many people said it wouldn't last. I don't even blame them. There are so many reasons it shouldn't have. Except that we wanted it to and we have always worked together to make sure that it does.
It turns out I barely loved him when we got married. I mean, I thought I was mad for him but compared to what we have now, that was just skimming the surface. We have been through so much. SO much. And through each challenge and heartache we come out stronger. We put our marriage first. Period. Our children don't suffer for it. They benefit from it.
I am married to my best friend. A man who is difficult to anger, supports all of my crazy ideas, truly loves me unconditionally and shows me with his words and actions and who responds to my multiple failings with such grace and love that even as I type this tears well up in my eyes.
He always asks me what he did to deserve me but I think the real question is what did I do to deserve him?
Happy Birthday my dearest, sweetest love. May we celebrate 50 more together.
(Photos by my girl Teresa at Meadowbrook Farm)