Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!


Today is my husbands birthday! He is 40 today!!! I am pretty sure I will be in a boatload of trouble when he reads this but I am a smart cookie - I will get out of it somehow!!!
I am of the opinion that I have the best husband in the world! I am blessed more than I can say to have the husband that I have! He continually amazes me with his life. Let me explain. First, NO ONE has been a better example to me of TRUE Christianity than he has. When I get frustrated at people or want to react to situations, he is right there to help me see what I need to do (or NOT do which is usually the case). He is a very strong Christian leader in our home and I am a better person because of him! Secondly, NO ONE even comes close to being a better Dad than he is!! My kids have WAAAAAAY too much fun with their Dad!! You would not believe the things that my husband and kids have done when they are together and now that we seem to be adding to our family, it is actually only getting worse!! What one doesn't think of, the other one will!! The DAD in the family is usually more guilty than anyone and so laughs are more than abundant in our home. But while laughs abound, every one of my kids knows that nothing is more important to their Dad than the spiritual life of our family!! He has been consistent, loving and supportive of his kids and they would be the first to tell you that! He has accepted our "extra" kids with open arms and they know that too!! He is not a person who shows feelings or emotions very often unless it comes to his kids. Then it can get interesting! He is very proud of all 3, or 4, or 5 of them - depends on how you look at who our kids are!!! He is also fiercely protective of them - want to see the "cold ice" look? Just go at one of the kids!!
We are at a different stage in our lives and changes are on the way. I have been continually amazed at the attitude my husband shows on a daily basis! Sometimes things in life are hard to handle but Dave has always maintained a wonderful, Christ-like attitude! I am so thankful for the husband I have. We both love our kids to death and miss them when they are not around but I must be honest and tell you that we are both looking forward to the empty nest years also!! I am thrilled to be able to do a blog in honor of Dave!! He is my very best friend, my hero, my mentor and the reason I breathe every day!!!! I love you, Dave!!

9 comments:

CrazieChrisa said...

Happy Birthday, Dad!!!! Thank you sooooo much for being a great Christian example to David and I! And for always being there for us! We love you bunches!!!

LaDonna said...

Happy Birthday to Dave. Make sure he checks out my blog!!!!

Donna said...

That is very sweet!!! Happy Birthday, David!!!

Mary Ellen said...

I STILL say there should have been a big party.... "-)

Sherry said...

Happy birthday to Dave and to you,
Leah. You are getting closer to 40!! But not as close as me, wah-wah ;-{ . I wanted to let you know that Jim doesn't agree that you know more about sports then he does. (You said that in a previous post). Though you both root for the same teams. GO BUCKEYES!! GO COLTS!! Everyone around here roots for the Bears. They are crazy! Katie goes to school with the quarterback's (GRossman, don't know his first name) cousin. So glad you finally got to talk to David this week. Keep us updated on when he is coming home, please. Give our love to everybody!!

Anonymous said...

And just think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I picked him out, wow!!! How wonderful it must be to have such a knowing mom who could do such a good job picking out this very "special" son in law. Actually he is just one of my kids.
Love you Dave and glad you have such a wonderful wife. Wonder where she came from??? Love you both, or all, really. MOM

Angie Davis said...

Tell him happy birthday from that goofy bunch in Frankfort!

Leah said...

Oh dear, Mom! Now everyone will be wanting to hear that story!!

Floridas Brother said...

You forgot to tell us that you turned 39 on the monday before your hubby turned 40....that means you spent 4 days the same age...It was great to have him with us on Sunday.... May you have many more blessed birthdays together...