Today is my husband’s birthday.
*the crowd goes wild*
I sat down several times to write an eloquent ode to the man who holds my heart.
That was a bust.
Everything I wrote sounded so trite. My delete key was working overtime.
Not even the joys of trying to get one, single decent family picture.
I was on the verge of needing a tissue.
For the gal who never cries, this was like stepping on Space Mountain.
He’s more than my husband, my friend, my partner, my lover, my soulmate. Our lives are inextricably woven together. The threads of experience and history, laughter and loss, success and failure, dreams and change uniquely bind us together.
We are strong individuals, yet his existence is vital to my own.
Words may fail me, but I can choose to demonstrate my love every single day.
“Nothing can keep me from loving you. Not fire, not ice.”
Happy birthday, honey.
P.S. “Not Fire, Not Ice” is a song by Ben Harper. Listen to it on his site. It’s a good one!