Monday, January 5, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUBBY!

The hubby had really hoped to be in Argentina before he turned 50. Didn't happen. But we're here for his 51st birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, honey!

My hubby is an amazing man. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him over 30 years ago. Seriously! I went back to my dorm that night and told my suite-mates that I'd met the man I was going to marry and they just said, "Yeah, right."

He's kind, loving, generous, funny, smart, optimistic...with his "can do!" attitude he can fix almost anything. I love his puns (even though I groan at some of them) and can always tell when he's going to tell a joke by the way he purses his lips a little and his eyes twinkle. I appreciate the way he takes care of me (like not letting me peel and slice the peaches because he knew the occasional worms or bugs would gross me out) and how he loves his family. He's got a servant's heart and shows his love in the things he does for me. One year for Christmas he cleaned out the garage (no small feat!) so I could park in there during winter. Serving is how he shows his love to others, too, and he's always ready to help someone with a project.

He loves the Lord and seeks to follow Him. This has taken us many interesting places ☺ I am so thankful for a man who loves me, but loves God more. His priorities are straight and because of that I know I can trust him to do what's right. Thank you sweetie!

We fell in love back in 1978 and that love has only grown stronger. I'm so thankful for the years he's given us together so today I just want to wish him a Happy Birthday and a year of blessings to come.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Uncle Ivan... I dont know why I didnt realize it sooner that my Dad's birthday 1/3 is so close to Uncle Ivans...
Hope he has a GREAT day and be sure to give him a hug from us up here in the states.
Love, Lizzie

Debbie said...

Happy birthday wishes all around!

Mari said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Kathy said...

Have a wonderful Birthday Uncle Ivan!
Hope you have a wonderful day!... Enjoy an asado for me...
Love,
Kathy

rita said...

I already FB'ed a greeting, bro, so ditto that. How did you celebrate?

JonMagic said...

Happy birthday dad! Love you bunches, good seeing you on skype today.