Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Today is my sweetheart's 28th birthday!!!
To the love of my life: Happy Birthday! As you may know, words and myself don't go hand in hand...but I hope to express to you how much you mean to me. I have five hopes for you today:
First hope: You know how PROUD I am of you. You are such a hard worker. I am proud of your accomplishments and am so thrilled you are reaching your goals, and I get to be here with you while you do so. You have so much faith in Jesus Christ that it leaves me so humbled. I love your simple faith and willingness to live the gospel. It means so much to me.

Second hope: I hope you realize what a GREAT dad you are. You are always happy to be with your daughter and play with her. I appreciate you helping me raise her and take some of the load off my shoulders. You are another reason I want to have more kids, you help me be a better mom. I love you so much for that.

Third hope: I hope you know how much I love your personality. You fit me so well. I am all guns and glory and going off like a pistol most of the time. You are the big wait silently, plan your attack, and execute so suavely. I hope you know that this is a trait I so admire about you. It leaves me in "awe and wonderment" :D

Fourth Hope: I hope you know how thankful I am that you love me for me. I know what we have is real, and I thank you for your hard work and willingness to be in this marriage. I know our marriage is growing, and that we are growing together. Times can be tough, but what I feel for you and have with you carries me through. Thank you so much for your love and support. I pray you are blessed for your patience with me!

Fifth hope: I hope you know how glad I am that you chose to marry me. Five years ago today you asked me, and it was the easiest decision in my life. For once I listened to the promptings of the Spirit (those promptings were more like being hit upside the head as I am fairly stubborn). I never thought I would get married so young (never in a million). So that says a lot that I was rushing you to the Temple to get married-HA!

I am humbled beyond words and grateful beyond measure that I am yours for eternity. Happy Birthday.


Jes and Elvin said...

Happy Birthday Ben!!! Hope it was a great one. The 30's are quickly approaching!

Mark and Mandi said...

dude...i agree he is a keeper, especially for a buger like you! Happy bday

Britt said...

Happy Birthday Ben!!! You guys are great! Love and miss you!!