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Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Randy

OK, I won't embarrass you, Randy, since you actually READ my blog, and Jeffrey doesn't. But I need to dedicate some blog space to you for YOUR birthday tribute.

Tuesday, July 15, is your birthday. You're six months older than I am. That now makes you 52.

I could follow in the footsteps of Julie Boucek and list 52 reasons I'm glad I married you and things I love about you. I could show a gallery of my favorite pictures. Since I already did a wedding picture on our anniversary, I won't show it again. My MOST favorite picture is to the right over there, of us at out reception. Joy Ashley took that one. And I can't beat the song you wrote for me on my birthday.

Instead, since we've been together for five years, let me say five important things to you today: Thank you for rescuing me. Thank you for loving me for me, without any apologies, and unconditionally, warts and baggage and all. (Actually, it has been more than baggage lately, it is more like luggage...) Thank you for marrying me and making me the happiest woman in the world. Thank you for being the terrific step-dad you are to the toughest kid in the world. Jeffrey loves you as much as I do.

And finally, thank you for being the best husband in this crazy universe of ours.

Yes, I hate it that you're there and I'm here today, but you know I wish I were there, and there will be lots of little things that will pop up on your Facebook today to remind you how much I love you.

Because truly, even though we're physically in different states, in my mind, we're always together.

Happy birthday my love. I see you there blushing.

Much love,


Kate said...

Happy Birthday, Randy!

Any love of Ginger's is golden!

Cassandra said...

Aaah. Happy Birthday, Randy!

Julie, the mama said...

Randy is indeed a blessing. And to think I was there when it all began...

Happy, happy birthday, sweet Randy. We love you!

a kelly said...

Happy Birthday Randy!
Those are beautiful words of love...

(seems like you're surrounded by July birthdays! mine is July 23...the big 50...)

Gluten free Kay said...

What a sweet birthday greeting!

I'm happy to know that your two are in your 52nd year. Me, too!

I haven't changed much over the years, but the world sure has! And the college kids get younger every year.

Hope all the birthday celebrations were joyful!

Joyous said...

Sorry I'm a few days late, but Happy Birthday Randy! This post was surely a sweet one. You guys are too cute!!!

And it warms my heart to know that I took your favorite picture together. I was so happy to be able to share that day with you guys. Love you both!