Wednesday, May 16, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JARRETT!


Today is my darling husband's birthday! Happy Birthday Jarrett!! He is a whole 33 years old. I don't think that's old - however the grey hairs on his head haven't been informed of this yet. He has a bum knee that also missed that memo. Oh well - he's still a very handsome fella!!

I was thinking about all the birthday's that we've shared together. We started dating when hubby was 19 years old (I was almost 18). We spent the first three years living in different countries - but always spent his birthday's together. The two years after that, I got brave and went to university in the States (well and to be with him as well). Then we got married, he graduated grad school, we bought a house... and you know the rest of the story. Life goes on and it's a beautiful thing!

So many things have changed over the years since we've started celebrating birthday's together. I don't have the body of a teenager anymore, my hair color is different, I have stretch marks now. We also don't live in our tiny beat up trailer anymore and have upgraded to a house of more than 4000 square feet. If someone would have told me this 8 years ago - I would have laughed at them!! We have a minivan - which is something I vowed I'd never buy (hey I didn't know how great they really were ok?). We've moved more times in the past 9 years than most people (on last count 5). We've definitely been through some tough times; but we always managed to get through them. It pulled us together rather than pulled us apart. We've shared some unbelievable times as well; and those are the ones I cherish. He's my total match in this world. There is no one that would appreciate my strange brand of behavior, or could act like a complete nut with me the way he does. There is no one on this earth that could make me feel as special as he does everyday. He's been my best friend for 14 years, my husband for almost 9, and the father of my three beautiful girls!! There is no gift I could buy and top with a bow that could match the gifts he's given me over the years: love, friendship, laughter and completely contentment.

So Happy Birthday hon!!! I love you with all my heart!

12 comments:

Lene said...

Happy Birthday DH! Hope you guys have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Girl said...

Very sweet. Happy Birthday Jarrett!

Em said...

Happy Birthday to hubby! Hope you guys have a great day of celebrating.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Happy Happy Birthday. You wear Elmo well.

Lainey-Paney said...

Happy Birthday Elle's Hubby!

:)

tulipmom said...

Cute picture! Happy Birthday Jarrett! I hope you guys get to go out and celebrate.

Maria said...

Elle, I think you should do a blog post about how you met...your first date. I think that would be quite a story..

Happy Birthday to the man in the pointy little birthday hat!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Jarrett! Sounds like you guys have come a long way together. That's awesome! Enjoy the day!

Dustanne said...

hey there....Happy birthday to your hubby....hope he has a great one!!!!

Mom not Mum said...

Happy Birthday Jarrett!!!

Catwoman said...

What a beautifully written post! Sounds like you guys are absolutely perfect together. And when you met, I'm sure 33 sounded, really, really old! My hubby's turning 34 this year and that totally freaks me out, because I can't believe I'm married to someone that old!!!

Janis said...

Awww I missed Jarret's birthday?? Wish him a VERY happy belated for me Elle!!! MUAH!!!

xo