You are always the one documenting our family milestones, writing about our kids lives and describing what is going on in our home, yet you are the one who drives this place and makes it hum so beautifully.
So on your birthday, it is only fitting to say thank you, to say I love you and to say how amazing you are. The true reflection of who you are can so easily be seen in our children. Their gentleness and kindness to one another is amazing, like yesterday when Indigo was playing 'Search for Atlantis' all around the house with Iris because we needed her to keep her little sister occupied for awhile. Or watching Jude's tenderness with Hazel, holding her gently and cooing to make her smile.
You have brought those qualities out in the kids with your incredible patience, the hard work you put into home schooling and simply how positive you are with them all the time. You don't yell, you are always loving, yet firm when needed. I am in awe of how you parent. You are such an amazing momma to our kids and I love you for that!
And the way you love and support me is nothing short of mind blowing. I can't tell you how incredible you are, the way I can feel your love for me, each and every day. I can't tell you how blessed I feel to be married to you. This year has been a grind in so many ways, but you have brought so much grace to it and I could not have gotten through it without you.
I could go on and on about your talents - all self-taught - sewing, photography, cooking, homeschooling and theology...all acquired in the scattered spare moments you have when not parenting, doing laundry (man do these kids create laundry!), homeschooling or cooking.
Your life is spent loving others, pouring yourself out to your children, to me and those God brings into your life and so today, on your birthday, I just want to say thank you, and I love you...now and always.
Your husband - Dan
"We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area, an athlete of God." Martha Graham