Today is my husband's birthday. Without saying how old he is I will simply say we are empty nesters who are loving life and are fortunate enough to be living it with our most precious gifts..each other. What can I tell you about my loved one?...a line from Paul McCartney and Wings "Silly Love Song". This is what I can tell you: he is a man of compassion, integrity, genuineness, tenderness, generosity and love of God. When we were attending a recent marriage seminar it was difficult to find anything to say he should do differently. I, on the other hand, realized in no uncertainty, that I needed to be more thankful, humbled at the gift of this man, loving, caring and appreciative of him.
Life can be hard..of that I am sure. I've lived it. But now? Now I know Don is a godly man who loves me. All of his friends tell me he goes on and on about it. I look for the goodness in him and am never disappointed. He isn't perfect...neither am I, but he is a gem among men.
Today for his birthday I wrote him a letter telling him how I felt. As I read it to him at dinner I know what will happen. He will take my hand and he will cry. I'll get choked up and tear up as well. But I want the words to wrap around his heart and mind and bless him. I don't want to wait until a special occasion to write my husband a love letter. I never want to be too busy to spend time with him, walk hand in hand with him, enjoy a meal with him or just sit on the sofa with him and be still.
But for now: Happy Birthday, My Beloved. You have made my life complete.