Happy Birthday, My Love
Happy birthday to the most beautiful, patient, loving, caring, and selfless person I have ever known. People often say they have met the person of their dreams when speaking of their loved one. While this is undoubtedly true in my marriage, I am very blessed in the fact that she continues to inspire my current dreams. Dreams, like life, are always changing; they are extremely dynamic and are altered as time marches on. What was important yesterday, is drastically different today. Dreams become more colorful, more beautiful, more inspiring, and unequivocally, more special as life continues to take shape and certain mental molds of what “should be” and what “has been” are broken, reshaped, and rebuilt.
Andrea never ceases to amaze me in how many dreams she has allowed for me to come true. She continues to shape my life and our children’s lives in ways we never knew were possible. She can make us smile and laugh in the darkest of times. My life is complete because of God giving the breath of life to Andrea, 32 years ago. What an amazing gift to us all.
I am a firm believer in God, and as much as I hold the Bible to be true, I more rely on living testimonies of God’s grace, lessons, and glory. I have many testimonies that can only be explained by Devine intervention, and I hope to get them on paper soon. However, there is no greater testimony in my life of God’s love and grace than the love, affection, and care of my amazing wife and mother of our children.
Andrea is an angel and a living miracle. She is a miracle in the sense that she teaches us all to live and love and the way she continues to instill strength and determination in not only myself, but all those who are blessed enough to know her. It is evident in her beautiful smile, especially after being by her husband’s side while he fights cancer for an ongoing 4.5 years. It is evident in her patience and love for our children each and every day. It is evident in how no matter what, she is dedicated to the ones she loves and will do anything and everything to make this world a better place by doing what she does best: smiling through it all.
I love you Andrea, more each and every day. Our life story is an amazing one because of one amazing woman. You. Landon, Logan, and I can smile each morning because of your love and strength.
Happy birthday sweetheart. You are my everything.