Happy Birthday My Love
Yesterday morning I woke up to find you missing from our bed and I looked at the time and saw it was 7:35 a.m. Because it was Thursday, I quickly realized, you had just left to take Cheyenne to school. When you saw how exhausting it was for me to wake up every morning on 3 or 4 hours of sleep and drive Cheyenne to school, you offered to take her on Tues/Thurs so I could sleep in … I know that you are NOT a morning person, but I know that what you love even beyond your sleep, is me, and I can’t thank you enough for that 🙂
I don’t even know how many birthdays we’ve celebrated together now, I have lost count, but I know it’s a lot. We no longer go bananas on buying each other gifts because our lives are already full with everything we need and more, and I like it like that. But beyond our new home full of everything we could hope for is our love for our teenager, our new addition Marnie, and of course each other … and I feel lucky everyday to have you, that’s for sure.
Thank you for being my best friend, my cuddle buddy, the man who takes our pup for pee breaks at 2 a.m., the man who accompanies me at 3:30 a.m. when there’s breaking news I have to cover and my partner in everything. Oh yeah and my personal driver HA! Because you know it’s just weird when we’re in the car together and I’m driving … plus you know I need to put my makeup on and take naps LOL. It feels like the past couple years I have been living in a fog from work, stress, and teenagerhood LOL. And during those times you catch me in a daze or with a look of worry on my face, you always know just what to say or do. There have been times this past year you have walked into the room and knew instantly that I had been crying, and then you let me vent, complain and de-stress. It’s a wonder you don’t check me into a mental health clinic because you think I’m crazy 🙂 But I love you so much for your patience, love and understanding. Through all the crazy ideas I’ve had over the past years, you are always there to support me and cheer me on no matter what. Those nights when I talk to you in the dark and share my fears, my hopes and dreams before we go to sleep are so precious to me. Even when you know what I have in mind is a little nuts or farfetched, you still stand next to me and hold my hand. Your faith in me and in us fuels me to wake up everyday with new hopes and dreams. I honestly could not ask for a better partner in you.
For some reason, I feel like we are starting a new phase in our love story with lots of exciting things to come. And I am excited that I get to share whatever lies ahead with you. I love you with all my heart … Happy Birthday My Love.
P.S. And because a post is not a post without photos … here are a few images from our past year together from the wonder that is my iPhone 🙂