Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Birthday wishes to the one who completes me!

To my lover and best friend.

I am so glad it is your birthday because you are worthy of celebrating. You have blessed me more than I can ever ask or imagine, so it is my prayer that this day, your wonderful birthday, is a great blessing to you...the one who completes me.

On this day, I want you to know that you have a family that is so amazing blessed to have a wife like you, a mommy like you, a best friend like you, one to laugh so hard with and almost pee your pants with -- you not me :), one to cry with, one to go on adventures with, one to plan great family getaways with (like Disney World) and one sit around and say nothing with, one to eat cozy comfort foods with, one to be in ministry with (like the college students -- what a blast), one to take care of our wonderful kids and manage the home (greatest mom of the year award!), one to wake board with (my stud wake boarding woman!), one that makes me a better husband and man of God, one that is a great friend to so many women, one that is a mentor to a blessed select few, one that cherishes Russian Tea on a sun kissed morning in Sunriver, one that enjoys the simple things in life.

That one is the everything in my life.

"I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you"

That Rascal Flat song is such a blessing to both of us, because it is so true. Thank you so much that I can spend this birthday with you, because you waited for me while God blessed the broken road I traveled.

Because I thought our love was at its fullest the day we got married, yet I love you more than I did when I married you. It is more fun and the love is deeper every day I get to spend with, especially today.


With the deepest love and affection, from your man and best friend.


StephieAnne said...

Apparently, I had a guest blogger today! I woke up with this on my computer screen, those of you readers who might be wondering. Oh wow.....I am indeed one blessed woman! Thank you for giving me the best start to a morning anyone could ask for, Honey, and I'm glad I read this before I put makeup on, as my face is covered in tears. I love you Sweetheart!

P.S. - Happy 1/2 birthday too!

j.nelson said...
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j.nelson said...

shoot dang john boy that was adorable! Happy Birthday Steph, enjoy your day of celebration and I would check mark that box of mentoring the select few - we are lucky!!

Mary said...

That is the sweetest gift ever! Wow... your family never seizes to amaze me in its closeness and kindness to one another :) Best wishes for a wonderful birthday.


Growin' with it! said...

woowee...sounds like the bday girl has her present already! way to go john.

and HAPPY BIRFDAY stephanie!

Lois Lane II said...

Awww!! How sweet! Happy birthday, Steph!

sara said...

Happy birthday!!

And that is just about the sweetest thing EVER!! He did good!