Sometimes, when you least expect you, you hear the innermost thoughts of someone special. It’s weird how it happens. It’s weird when it happens. But, well, it feels dang good when it happens. Recently, at dinner with our friend Alex, it happened. Alex and Steven were discussing Steven’s upcoming birthday. It wasn’t just any old birthday, it was a big one. It was the I’m-no-longer-in-my-twenties birthday. The big three zero. I smiled and batted my eyelashes as he spoke, as I always do. I know I’m turning thirty, he said, but I feel young. She makes me feel young. Her excitement for life and her ability to live for the moment. I love it. I appreciate it. So really, I don’t feel like I’m getting older at all. After my heart melted, I filed that conversation away in the “reasons why I love him” folder, the one with all the hearts drawn on the cover. And now I’m sharing it with you.
I wanted to take a moment and put this out there, to him, to my love, to my Steven – YOU make ME feel young. YOU make me feel happy. YOU make me feel alive. I don’t know if you’ll ever understand how thankful I am for you. I know you work hard for us, you always have, and I am forever grateful. Thank you for being the backbone to me. Thank you for loving every stubborn bone in my body. Thank you for always supporting me, coaching me, loving and kissing me. Thank you for being the foundation to our little life. Without you, I would be sitting on some random bench, with my head in the clouds, never putting my feet down long enough to build roots. With you, I know I have roots. And today, I thank you and I celebrate you. Happy, happy 30th birthday my love. Enjoy your day!
In honor of his special day, I wanted to remember him at this moment in time. What he’s like right now. His hair, his clothes, his smile. If I could capture his smell and share it with you I would. Well, maybe not because I’m selfish with his scent and I like to breathe him in all by myself. But I will share a few quick frames we caught yesterday before the sun set. And because he’s my husband, it’s my blog and everything is better with a slideshow, here’s some more fun.
This is my favorite shot of him now. I’m biased but really, this is my favorite way to see him.