Friday, February 27, 2009


I met the man during my 18th year of life. It took me a very few months to go from having just met him to totally in love with him. And the rest is history.

This wonderful man had one of those mile-stone birthdays this week. He turned 30. (Did I just announce that to the blogging world at large?) He may or may not admit it, so I'll just say it for him, he was not looking forward to this birthday. I was. And I don't know why. Not just because he would be as old as me again, but just because.

Maybe I just like celebrating his life. I do kind of like him, you know. Actually, I still love him so very much. More each day, more each year.

If you had told me way back then what a wonderful husband, father, leader, and provider he would be, I would have said, 'Okay.' Maybe somewhere in the back of my head those things were important, but at the time, I don't think 'father' or 'provider' were at the forefront of my mind. 'Husband' worked it's way in there pretty quickly. And 'leader' is one that is important, but I never, ever knew it.

He is so many things to me, and I am not at all savvy enough to put it into words. What I am is unafraid to share with you how very special he is to me.

So to you, my love, my best friend, my husband: Happy 30th Birthday! May it be a wonderful year for you and for our family, and may I get to enjoy the next thirty years by your side.

I love you.


HisTreasuredPossession said...

my man hit this milemarker last oct and dreaded it. I said "bring it on!"

Hope all your plans to celebrate show him the deep, deep love you shared with us! I'm sure he's crazy about you too!

Joshua said...

Thanks, sweetheart. I love you too, and I'm honored that you'd make so much of me. May God (who is actually to blame for any good qualities I may possess) continue to be faithful to us both!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful tribute! Ya'll are Blessed!