Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan

Happy 33rd Birthday to my wonderful husband! Times like this when I get to sit back and reflect on my amazing guy and how thankful I am for him . . . I tend to get overwhelmed by the blessing he has been to me. I am a different person now than when we met - he's made me better in so many ways. And at the same time he has loved me for just who I am. He has never tired of caring for me and taking care of me and I have such incredible security in him, in our love, in our marriage and what we've built together.

When I met him he was a really cute, really, really amazing soccer player and the guy that everyone wanted to be around. Oh, and he also loved Jesus Christ and wasn't afraid to say it, show it, or tell others about it. How was I to know that one day he would earn his doctorate (something I'm immensely proud of), become a soldier (something else I'm immensely proud of) and turn out to be the most amazing father I could have imagined for my children. I guess I just saw in him all the wonderful qualities just waiting for the opportunity to come out.

I just always knew, right from the start, that we were supposed to be together. And here we are 14 years later and I love him more than ever. So I guess I was right about him (and vice versa).

So Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. I love you and miss you and can't wait for you to come home safely.


ckuretich said...

gosh this just made my heart hurt!!!! what a beautiful tribute to a loving husband & father. Lace this is just so incredibly sweet & loving.

I love that "see the potential" thing - I feel that way about David.

David and Red said...

He sure is all of those things and more! I love him for the way he loves and cares for you and the kiddos my sweet friend...and I know you love him more than even those sweet words can say.

BTW - every time I hear this song I think of you guys and it makes me smile. love you!

Amber J said...

very sweet Lace. May have made me tear up ...a little ;)