Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20, 1982

Today is his 28th birthday.

On his day, he deserves to relax and take a break from his hectic schedule. Instead, he's working, coaching and going to class--because that's what he does. He doesn't take breaks or slow down, he just works harder. So on today, the day of his birth, I think he deserves to know how wonderful he is.

(Yes, that's my spouse. No, he doesn't always look like this.)

He's a hard worker. He's ambitious. He's a leader. He can't sit still. He's patient. He reads directions. He is an excellent chef. He's a fantastic teacher. He doesn't care what anyone thinks. He follows his heart. He carefully thinks everything through. He is level headed. He's always calm. He's honest. He listens carefully. He's my rock. He talks me down from every crazy thought. He truly loves me, flaws and all.

He tells me to look on the bright side when things are awful. He always knows just where the bright side is hiding. He cooks me dinner because he knows I'm a terrible chef. He takes out the trash because he knows it's my least favorite task. He tells me I look beautiful when I'm not wearing any makeup. He kisses me when I have morning breath. He fixes things, builds things and puts everything back together. He's the glue that holds us together.

He's messy. He cuts his own hair. He brews his own beer. He grows a beard every winter. He chews on his fingernails. He listens to talk radio. He loves sports. He trusts my fashion advice. He wears flannel...against my fashion advice. He researches everything. He's a penny pincher. He drives a pickup truck littered with trash and old fast food wrappers. He honors my anal-retentive wishes and doesn't eat in my car. He laughs at my awful jokes. He holds my hand. He wipes my tears. He always fights fair.

He's the one person on this earth who knows what I'm going through, because he's going through it too. When no one knows how I feel, he does. When I don't know what to do, he does.  

If I'm a good anything--a good person, a strong woman or a great wife-- it's because my husband is such a good man. So on today, his day, I thank him for making me a better person. He truly is my better half.


Karen said...

Awww that is soooo sweet! Happy Birthday, Adam!

Kristin said...

Oh my God, I just cried at work when reading this. Your fault. :) Happy Birthday Adam! Thank you for being such a wonderful man/husband/best friend to my dear friend Emily! :) Love you both!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! He sounds like a great guy! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday! Have a great weekend!

Erin said...

Hope he had a great Birthday! My husband turns 30 on Sunday!


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