Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Birthday To The Love of My Life

If you had told me in 1995 that I would meet a man who would love me for me, a man who would make me laugh through the heartaches of life, a man who would stand by my side through the loss of our baby, the loss of my mother, the loss of his job...

If you had told me in 1995 that this man not only would care for me, but would go to school and work so I could be a stay at home mom, would adopt my two babies as his own and even with the education of a masters degree, would throw newspapers in the dark of night to keep a roof over my head...I probably would have never believed you.

This Friday is my husband Paul's birthday. I am so grateful to God for blessing me with this amazing man. God has given me the opportunity to be his helpmate, to be his confidant, to be his prayer partner and best friend. I am grateful to Paul's parents for raising up such a good man, a man of godly character and humble nature.

On your birthday Paul, you are the skip in my step and the twinkle in my eye. After ten years of marriage, I still look forward to cuddling with you on the couch, sharing a bowl of ice cream with you, or just holding your hand while we take a drive.

You are the love of my life cutie....Happy Birthday.

Now hurry up and bring the ice cream, I'm waiting for you on the couch!


A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh Joanne, you are making me tear up! Isn't God good!!! What an awesome tribute to your hubby!

Cheri said...

That was beautiful. What a blessing your husband must be!
Happy Birthday to him!

Rebekah said...

How very sweet. I too, know the value of a good man stepping into a ready made family.

Happy birthday Paul.

PS tell your lawyer husband that he is wearing 'cop' shades. ;)

Chelle' said...

Good news, I had this insatiable need for an ooey gooey sentimental fix in my heart but didn't have time to watch a romantic comedy today...

I just tuned into your blog and whamo- need met!

Happy Birthday Paul! Here's hoping you have a day surrounded by the love and company of friends and family.


Anonymous said...

God is so very good, and He gives us more than our hearts desire.

Paul, Happy Birthday, thank you for making my friend so happy and for loving her so completely!

PS I got teary eyed too, Jo, great tribute to your darling husband

Sith Esq. said...

Wow, you've been married ten years! I still remember the first time I met him, I think he was 40-50 lbs lighter. I love that you call that "marking your territory"!

Amy said...

This was so sweet! You both must be a wonderful couple!

Tara said...

What a great hubby! Sounds like he's a keeper! LOL. :-)

AlaneM said...

Beautiful post Joanne.
Happy birthday Paul!

Sarah Markley said...

Very sweet! Happy birthday to your honey. =)

Mari said...

I love this post. He certainly is a "keeper"! Happy Birthday, Paul!

jennwa said...

He sounds like a very special man.

Happy Birthday, Paul!!!!

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! That is awesome what he does for you and you are lucky. I am too. Also, he is probably thinking he is the lucky one.
California to WV. Well, just from Allendale Michigan it takes 11-12 hours and I know California is a long way away.
You also have a nice blog

elizabeth embracing life said...

Very sweet words about your husband. On a side:
Me: honey
David: yes dear
Me: I think I want some icecream
David: in a cup or a bowl
Me: a bowl.
David: anything for you dear and a wink that follows.

Jenny said...

That was very sweet! Happy Birthday!

Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!

Fran said...

Joanne!!! I just now saw this and read it!! Oh, you are blessed with such a wonderful man!

I pray that this next year of his life is full of love, laughter and Jesus!



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