Today is your birthday. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that you graced the world with your presence 28 years ago. While things haven’t always been smooth sailing, you have always managed to make the best out of any situation and that’s something that makes me so proud to be your wife.
Isla is so lucky to have you as a dad. I can see it in her eyes how much she loves you: from the way she lights up when she hears you come home from work to the way she hugs you when she’s having a rough day. You make her laugh and help her strive to be the very best at whatever she wants to be. (Even if it’s a cook scrambling air eggs.) You’ll always be her hero, even when you threaten any boyfriends she may bring home.
And me? I’m so glad that just over 11 years ago I took that leap of faith and became your girlfriend. It was the best decision I’ve ever made because it lead to some of the best times of my life. I can’t wait to grow old and grey with you, and to yell at the kids to get off our lawn. You’re the perfect balance of goofy and serious, you show me tough love when I need a reality check but still amuse me when I have a crazy idea (like twine-wrapping wine bottles). You’ve helped me grow as an individual but ground me when life spins out of control. I cannot express how much you mean to me.
So my love, here’s to you. You may be a little bit older today, but you’re still the most amazing husband and dad I know.