Happy Birthday, Nathan.

Happy Birthday, Nathan.

Birthdays are so special; they’re a day to rejoice and give thanks and a day to remember.

Your mom was so proud of you; I know that she’s watching you right now and that she’s smiling because you are more than any mother could hope for.  I say that both as your wife, and as a mom.

I am so grateful for all that you are.

Why you saw me and decided you had to have me, I’ll never know but I am damn thankful for that.
You saved me from myself.
You constantly tell me that you wish I could see myself through your eyes because I’d be amazed; while I may not be able to see myself through your eyes, I see the love and the passion and the strength of your love in your eyes when you look at me and it still has the power to weaken my knees.

I remember it all.  The moment we met, the swimming pool, the phone calls, the apologies, the drives, the surprise roses, the green cast on my wrist when you proposed during finals.

Everything.

You captured my heart and healed it.  Thank you.

Every one of my accomplishments, is because you stand beside me cheering me on, supporting me and encouraging me.
You have given me a life full of blessings and love and compassion and beauty, and I am blessed.

Your compassion for others humbles me.
Your love and passion for our children brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart.
The fire in your eyes when you look at me makes me all melty and tingly.
When you say I love you and kiss me, the outside world ceases to exist.

You are my husband, my best friend, my lover, my partner, my strength.

I love you more today than yesterday and tomorrow, I’ll love you even more.

The power of what we have and the strength of my feelings for you weakens me and brings tears to my eyes, yet fills me with peace and strength.

I can be having the worst day ever, and all it takes is your voice, your touch and I’m soothed.

Happy Birthday, Nathan.  I love you so much more than my 19 year old self could ever have imagined possible.

Then, Now and Always

Your loving wife,

Rachel

January 27, 1976

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Comments

  1. Sara @TomTheGirl says

    That was beautiful. And romantic. And just perfect.

    =)

    Happy birthday Nathan!
    .-= Sara @TomTheGirl´s last blog ..Puppies! =-.

  2. says

    Wow. This line – “You constantly tell me that you wish I could see myself through your eyes because I’d be amazed;” blew me away. How sweet and romantic! You both are blessed. Happy Birthday to Nathan!

  3. FOTB says

    Happy Birthday Nathan,

    You make us very proud and we gave you the most precious gift we had to give………that would be the author of this blog.

    FOTB

  4. Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says

    YOU are amazing, Rachel.

    Happy Birthday, Nathan! You snagged yourself a good one.
    .-= Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s last blog ..Super Friggin Rediculousness with a Side of OHMYGAH Cuteness – Wordless Wednesday =-.

  5. says

    Don’t worry Nathan, I won’t gush about romance up in here (as sweet as Rachel’s post was). All I’ll say is we’re getting beers in March and high fiving and spitting and stuff. Happy birthday, man!!!
    .-= BusyDad´s last blog ..That Burning Sensation =-.

  6. Krissa says

    Awwww. That is the sweetest thing I’ve ever read! Happy Birthday from me too!
    .-= Krissa´s last blog ..It’s almost February, you know what that means… It’s time for a CHRISTMAS POST! =-.

  7. pamela says

    that was beautiful. just beautiful. and it made me cry :)
    .-= pamela´s last blog ..Protected: Its not just me. =-.

  8. Johnny says

    You’re a lucky man, Nathan! :)

    Happy birthday to you.

    Rachel, your post inspired me to write a couple of good words to my beloved one on her birthday. Nothing is great in this life than a pure love.

    Thank you.

  9. says

    Your post inspires many people and I’m one of them.. Very romantic and sweet.. Happy Birthday to you man! You are very bless to have a wife that is very sweet and loving.. Wishing you many, many more birthdays to come and a happy family as well..
    Adam@Tires Sale´s most recent brilliance ..Buy Tires Online

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