i don't claim to know it all. i don't claim to be perfect. i just claim to love jesus.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

to my husband,

to my husband, on your birthday...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. it seems weird that we get older along with the kiddos. i'm officially married to a 31 year old today. it seems do weird that we can even be that old already! but you're still married to a "20 something" (for a year and a half yet. lol)

i love you. and i hope your birthday is grand. how much grander can it get, when we're going to look at leasing a different tractor? i love your love for all things john deere and farming. i wish we lived "back then" so you could just farm our land. you work so hard for our family, and i appreciate and am in awe of all of the work you do. without your hard work, i wouldn't be able to stay home with our babies. so thank you. i'm so proud of how you work so hard. and you do it all with no complaining. you work unto the Lord.

you are the best daddy in the world. i love watching you be a daddy. i still remember the tears in your eyes after each one of our babies were born. i'm so blessed by your sensitive spirit and soft heart. i'm so blessed that our kids get so excited each time they see you come home. i'm so blessed by you, period.

you are my best friend. i couldn't imagine my life without you in it. you have stuck with me through all of the valleys and up the steep mountains of life. i love you so much. and i don't think i'll ever be able to show you exactly HOW much.

i'm so proud of you and how much you've grown over this last year. i love seeing God work in you and through you. i love how you are stepping out of your box a little bit more each day. and that can only come from the Lord. ;)

i always write these letters and give my words of "advice" to the kiddos. i have no "advice" for you, because you have it down. so i'll encourage you...keep on keeping Jesus at the center of everything. you're better for it. we're better for it. and the family is better for it. i love you. and i love that you love Jesus more.

happy birthday baby.
forever and always. and a day after that.

2 loving words from you.:

Lindy said...

So sweet!

Holly said...

Happy birthday wishes!!!!