It’s hard to believe that counting today, between the two of us, we have celebrated a total of TWENTY birthdays together. While it seems as though we have been together our entire lives, it feels like only a fraction of a moment ago we were meeting for the first time. We have come a long way in our relationship and, while I know that I have not always been the greatest or most deserving of you, I wholeheartedly believe we have something special. Through the muck of the early years, we have emerged with a stronger, happier, and healthier relationship than I honestly believe I deserve. I thank God every single day that you have chosen to stand by me through all these years, as we were blessed with the greatest achievement of our lives, our amazing and wonderful son. While I believe we were truly happy before he came along, he has forged our love even stronger.
When I watch you with him, it fills my heart with pride. The love and sheer joy that exudes from his spirit makes me excited every day as we continue to shape and mold him into the amazing person that he will forever be. You are, without question, the greatest Mama I could ever hope to have the privilege of raising our son with.
With you two by my side, I feel that there is no limit to what we can achieve. You have supported me in every way and, without you, I would most certainly not be where I am today. You have always pushed me to be better than I ever thought possible. Likewise, you have never shied away from being honest with me, however brutal the truth may be, and calling me out on poor decisions…and for that, I am eternally grateful, as it has brought us to where we stand today.
We have evolved in so many ways throughout the years that we have been together. Our desires, dreams, and goals have matured right along with us and I am so happy that we share a common vision for our future. While I enjoy the planning, I also enjoy our spontaneity and adaptability to not be afraid in the face of challenges to our goals. Prior to our son’s birth, we shared many fun times together; now that he is here, I look forward to, and can hardly fathom, the many exciting adventures that await us as a family.
Knowing you is a privilege. Loving you is an honor.
I am so thankful to have you in my, and our son’s, life and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays together. May your day be filled with love and happiness!
With every fiber of my being…I love you!