I hijacked the blog to wish my love a very happy birthday. I know, the day is practically over, but oh what a day it has been. My working sure took me away from her before the sun rose, so no breakfast in bed. I settled for kisses and birthday wishes. She and Allie had "girls' day", which i believe started well, breakfast and girl-talk. However, two unhappy and frustrating hours with the cell phone company sure put a damper on her day. I arrived home from work roughly 15 minutes before she did from her day out, only for us both to leave immediately to take kids to VBS and then for our Insanity workout. Pizza and cheesecake, then back to pick up kids from VBS and then parting ways again as I took the boys to the grands and she took 7 girls for a slumber party. Not quite the relaxed, calm day one would expect, right?
Melissa, you amaze me how calmly and gracefully you embrace this season of our life. You sacrifice daily, even on your birthday, for the love of your kids and family. I admire you immensely for your devotion to our babies, to their happiness, their needs, and most trully to their souls and spiritual walk. You are storing treasures in heaven far greater than could ever be imagined here. You bless me daily. You are my greatest gift, my most valuable earthly jewel. I so look forward to many, many more birthdays with you. I adore you my love.