Wednesday, May 7, 2014

30.


Dear Daniel,

          HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today you turn the tide on another decade and I can't even tell you how much I wish I was there to help you ring in the big 3-0. I promise, I'd rather be enjoying chips and salsa on a restaurant patio and eating your favorite white cake & chocolate frosting with you than down at BMT "pushing Texas."

          It's funny, in a round-about sort of way, that each year I've compiled a collage of our adventures from your previous year and written you a letter, because that's honestly all I can do to help celebrate your birthday this year. I mean, I don't even know if my MTI will let me call you on this special day of yours. So a letter it is, unless you hear otherwise, of course.

          I always have the most fun making these collages and looking over our pictures from the last year. It's always a challenge to weed photos out, because to me—they're all so special. Each one tells a story of another day spent together. From road trips to races, from Air Guard days to lazy days on the couch—each was another memory that I'm holding close to my heart.

          Thank you for wanting to experience the whole world with me, hand in hand. Thank you for singing me songs and for your silly dance moves and for always stopping to take a moment to kiss the back of my neck in the morning while I'm getting ready or in a rush. Thank you for our time together, whether it's doing yard work, cuddling on the couch, carpooling to and from work, or just doing absolutely nothing at all. And thank you for supporting me and standing by me with my pursuit of a new career with the Air National Guard, even though it meant me leaving for a little bit, and sacrificing a few months of our precious time together. Thank you. I love you so much and I am so blessed to be your wife. With you, life is "so good, so good!"

          I hope you are able to enjoy every moment of your day today. Hit the gym, rock the office, eat until you're absolutely full, and then have an Oreo and extra slice of birthday cake for me. Even though I'm not with you, I promise you'll be on my mind all day. Happy Birthday, my sweets. Do you loooove me? Yes, I loooove YOU! 

Loving & celebrating you from 1,600 miles away,
Your Little Airman-in-Training Aunie ♥

14 comments:

Aunie said...

:) Awwww!!! Happy Birthday Daniel!!!!

Aunie said...

Today is my husband's birthday too!! And now I'm sooo wishing I would have done a blog post like this too, but unfortunately it's kinda too late, being that I'm at work already... But anyways, happy birthday to Daniel, and hope things are going great for you at training! :)

Aunie said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!


I was thinking about you the other day, Aunie. Can't wait to hear all about your training and have you back posting full time!

Aunie said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!
Aunie, miss you and I know that you are doing well! Can't wait to have you back!
Love, Allison

Aunie said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!!

Wishing you well Aunie!! Been praying for you and hoping that all is going well. Can't wait to hear how it's gone over yonder... God Bless both you and Daniel.

Aunie said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Daniel! Aunie praying for your daily you're on my prayer wall until you return! Love you friend!

Aunie said...

Happy birthday, Daniel! Does he ever read these?! Either way, what a sweet letter, Aunie!

Aunie said...

I hope Daniel reads this!! Amazing good luck in Basic Girl!

Aunie said...

Happy birthday Daniel!

Aunie said...

so sweet! Happy birthday, Daniel!

Aunie said...

Such a sweet letter! Happy birthday to Daniel, and hope your training is going great, Aunie!

Aunie said...

And thank you for supporting me and standing by me with my pursuit of a new career with the Air National Guard, even though it meant me leaving for a little bit, and sacrificing a few months of our precious time together. Thank you. I love you so much and I am so blessed to be your wife. With you, life is "so good, so good!" http://num.to/214.459.844.524

Aunie said...

Aww, what a sweet post!

Aunie said...

Hi Aunie, I am also a blogger here in the Boise area and am looking for an opportunity to connect with other bloggers in the area. I was at a blogging conference this past weekend and came away thinking about the benefits of starting a blogging group in Boise. Looks like you have done the work for me :). Would love to get together for coffee sometime and say hello. Shari @ www.Puregracefarms.com

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