Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Man Beside Me

It Is Well With My Soul by Jars of Clay on Grooveshark
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I am so drawn to his child-like spirit. Always ready to love and forgive. He is pure joy. A constant in my life. Steady strength that holds our family together. Adored by his children. They ask all day, every day:
"Papa, home?" Which translates: "Mom, you're nice and all, but when is papa coming back?!"
I bore you for nine months! Nevermind. It's ok.

My heart melts knowing that their papa loves them so much in return
and always gives 110% to them. They are blessed.
I am blessed to have him as the man beside me.

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He is a man of surprises and adventure. Which is perfect, because I thrive on that stuff!
One of the first times Nathan ever surprised me, he got a key to my car from my dad and left a box
full of riddles for all the little trinkets he wrapped up for my 1/2 birthday!

I remember that I was on my way to a class that morning, but was so overcome with the details
that I ran back inside, grabbed my mom and sister, and we all poured over the "surprise" until
every angle had been explored... including the angle of what could all of this mean?
"He loves you, of course," is probably what my mom said. She always knew these things.

Well, this man is going to be very surprised by ME this year. Today his is 33rd birthday
and I've got some surprises for HIM! Wishing you the happiest birthday, Nathan!
Brace yourself for serious surprise mode. And you all stay tuned...
can't wait to spill the beans!

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In the meantime... go enter to win some Target cash through the GIVEAWAY
running all week on my blog! Lots of celebrating going on these days! PAAAARTAY!

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  1. So so sweet! Love hearing all these sweet things about your man! Happy birthday to him, can't wait to hear about the surprises :)

    1. thanks, Julie!!! can't wait to tell y'all what's going on!!!

  2. aww what a sweet post! I hear you on the ... Is daddy home yet? lol.

    nice to "meet you!" I'm Christina from the olive tree ///

    1. why hello, Christina from The Olive Tree!!! thanks for stopping by! totally just checked out your blog - excited to get to know you!!! XO

  3. so sweet! can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. i love reading about surprises!

    1. i'm busting at the seams... i wanna spill NOW! lol.

  4. Hope your hunny has a great birthday. You are a beautiful writer, and as always your posts make me happy. It's so awesome to read about the rich blessings you have in your life!!

    1. thank you, Miss Shannon!!! for the wishes and complements! so happy to have you as part of my little world!! <3


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