Happy Birthday, I made you a card.
It is an interesting place when you can still remember cutting construction paper and hunting for the right colored crayon to create a masterpiece for your parents but are holding one of those cards in your hands made just for you.
Today isn’t my birthday, but it is a day that I give thanks and celebrate the greatest gift I have ever been given. She is the single best investment I have ever made and the current rate of return is off the charts.
My wife celebrates her birthday today and she is without doubt, hands down, the sweetest of the sweet. She is an amazing mother to our little girls and the greatest wife a guy could ask for. When she isn’t taking care of them and our family, she is molding a classroom of 3rd graders into the men and women of tomorrow. Her smile lights up a room and when she begins to laugh, there is no place on earth you would rather be than next to her.
She has long beautiful mahogany hair and blue eyes that can stop traffic. She is kind and thoughtful and her generosity knows no bounds. She has the heart of a servant and always just seems to know what to do to make someone feel special. She is the total package.
Just when I think that she couldn’t be more amazing, I look in the mirror and I am reminded of her patience and compassion and dedication to continue to hang in there with me. She didn’t have to say yes to that first date or any of the ones after that. I am thankful that underneath all of those attributes, she also pulls for the underdog and loves a good fixer upper.
Today we give her home-made cards and wrapped up presents to celebrate her birth. I hope she likes them because I will never be able to give her what she has given me. Her decision to do this with me is the greatest gift there is.
No Weak Today, She Stands Alone.
February 8th, 2012 at 10:54 am
Aww, you old softie!
February 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
February 1st, 2012 at 9:13 pm
SO lovely….happy birthday to you wife!
January 26th, 2012 at 10:09 am
Our fridge is covered many versions of the classic, “I love you so much you’re the best mom in the whole wide world. Oh, and you, too, dad.”
January 25th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
This was so well written- a wonderful tribute to your wife! Happy Birthday to her! I hope she has a very happy day.
There are days I look in the mirror and wonder why my husband is with me- he could do so much better but yet he chose me. You are truly blessed!
January 25th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
Thank you Stephanie
January 24th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
What a great last line to a wonderful tribute! I’m glad you didn’t do a weak.
Happy Birthday to your wife.
January 25th, 2012 at 6:40 pm
January 24th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
What a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to your Sweetheart. ❤
I often switch this around for my own purposes and have that wonderment on why my hubby is with me…
January 24th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Thanks so much
January 24th, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Happy Birthday, Sweet.
Wonderful post as always.
January 24th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
Thanks, I really enjoyed reading your letter last week. Probably inspired this post.
January 24th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
This made me smile, and my heart ache in the best possible way.
A very happy birthday to your sweetest Sweet.