An Open Letter to My Husband on His Birthday

Today you’re 39. Officially closer to 40 than 30 (Yay!), yet still looking younger than ever. The years are passing by so quickly, and I absolutely love spending every bit of my life with you. I love the way you love me and our kids with all that you have. I love how you change from being geeky to an all-around-guy to a perfect father to our kids. I love sitting back and watch you rock at basically everything you do. I don’t say it often, but I like you to know I am so proud of you. You make me proud.

You are the best partner in the world. You’re always loving and forgiving even when I become cranky, or even when I say something stupid, when I am passive-aggressive, or even when I show my selfish side ( on one too many occasions). You are still there.

For the past 12 years, we’ve shared love, tears and excitement. We’ve envisioned our dreams together and have witnessed them come true before our very eyes. You’ve been there with me through all my struggles. From work problems, to giving birth, to raising a family. You always have a listening ear, and you always laugh at the craziest things I do or say. You relieve my anxieties and cover me with your embrace just when I needed it the most. I’ve been belittled, crushed and pushed to my lowest so many times in this life, but you stayed by my side no matter what.

After going through two complicated pregnancies, my body completely changed. I gained so much weight, I earned a double chin, a flab and was awarded the most awkward stretchmarks. Inspite of all these, you always make sure to let me know I am still the most beautiful of them all. You still date me, love and kiss me like before, and you still rub my back, massage my head even when you’re tired and sleepy or even when your hands hurt. Because for you, my comfort comes first.

Thank you for being my rock Daddy. You’re my joy and my constant reminder that God is always good and that He had planned us from the very start. Thank you for making me your wife and the mother of your kids. Thanks for spending your life with me and reminding me that we don’t need much in this life but God, each other, our kids and family. I hope today is one of your best birthdays ever. You deserve a day that is as special as you are. I love you so much. Happy Birthday Daddy!

No Way

NO. You cannot eat a burrito… romantically. You just can’t! You cannot have a date with a burrito. You cannot propose with a burrito. Shame on you if you ever had a picture taken romantically with a burrito. You are absolutely insane if you ever took a burrito out on the most romantic day ever. And I don’t know what to call you if you ever went out with a burrito so you won’t be alone on Valentine’s Day! 

Don’t get me wrong, I love burritos. But there’s nothing romantic about it.  (laughs)        

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Search. Play. Rewind.

I have a song that I keep playing over and over again on Spotify. My husband can’t help but ask WHY??! Lol. Brandon Boyd has the answer.  There’s always this one song that energizes you, heals you and soothes your soul. 

Love Is Not A Feeling

Have you ever thought a lot about love? Is love just a string of promises that some people choose to believe in, only to have their faith shattered like glass and their hearts broken in the end? Some people say love is a feeling but is it really? Feelings are fleeting. It can be short-lived…it can fade. It is fugitive. It is dangerous. Love therefore is not a feeling but a choice. 

Love is constant and true. Love is choosing a person for a reason. And loving is always remembering what those reasons are.  Love is choosing to see the good in that person and letting go of the bad. Love is choosing to stay with that person even through the hardest times.  Love isn’t something you find or look for but a choice you make. The most valiant part of real love is the choosing, always been, always will. 

 

Daddy’s Girl

To my rock and foundation, I thank God that He gave me you. Thank you for providing us with a good home and a solid education.  Thank you for always staying by my side no matter what. And even now that we are thousands of miles away from each other, you never really made me feel that you’re unreachable. Thank you for setting me straight when I need it. Thank you for loving my own family unconditionally. I always say, whatever I have and whoever I am today I owe everything to you. 

I could never say Thank You enough because I could never repay all the love that you showered me. I want you to know that you are well-loved, because you are truly an extraordinary person.

Honestly, I don’t know how old ( or should I say young? ) you are . I stopped counting. I don’t want you to grow old. If I could beg God to keep you with us forever I would. 

I love you Daddy. Happy Birthday! Can’t wait to see you again. 

Love,

Daddy’s Girl

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” –Anne Geddes