So… I’m in love with 4 dudes. And they all get birthday blogs. Number one dude is, my favorite– aka Hot Husband.
I read a few of your old birthday blogs before writing this so I could see what I have said to you before. It’s a lot of semi-sweet sappy junk fused with some Christian-ese buzz words that make everybody think we have this amazing marriage.
So this year… here’s the truth.
We don’t have an amazing marriage. We have a real marriage. You and I are two multi-faceted people who just happened to have this amazing chemical attraction 13 years ago and so we figured out a way to make it work. That thing called life has really gotten in the way of our marriage lately. I have heard people say “If you can build a house together, then your marriage can survive anything.” Well… nix that and replace it with “If you can buy a house (in Mexico via email), sell a house (during the 1st week of school), start a new private school for 1 kid, go through a 12 week recovery program at church, remodel a house, move in mid remodel…. and still be able to sleep next to each other at night, then your marriage can survive anything.”
Not joking, this has been our best year and our worst all at once. I have been awful to live with; moody, emotional, angry, and frustrated. You have been equally awful but also abundantly wonderful. Through it all though, you’ve been a great leader. And I have been a crappy follower. I’ve spent all my emotions on everything else during the day and forgotten to save any for you on many occasions. I’ve taken out my frustrations with contractors and crazy kids on you. And I’m sorry. But at the end of the day, I wouldn’t trade our life now and the lessons I’ve learned for anything.
Bottom line is this… I’m glad you were born 34 years ago. There are days I want to throw things at you, but most days you still give me all the feels. (insert heart eye emoticon). I love you even more now than I did 13 years ago on your 21st birthday. I even love you more now than I did on that birthday when I gave you a peed on pregnancy test to let you know baby #2 was on the way.
You are, for sure, aging better than me. It’s really not fair. Looking forward to celebrating birthdays with you for the next 50 years.
Love you so much—- Happy Birthday my Hot Husband Ginger Unicorn. #34.