Today is Rob’s Birthday. I usually don’t write much to him or about him on his big day.
But for some reason I thought I should today. Not because you all want to hear any mushy stuff about him or anything. But because Rob checks my blog pretty regularly and I write nice things to our children…..and I leave him out. Usually, because it’s easy to express my love to my children and be very open about that…..But for Rob it seems to be something I should keep more private or close to my heart. I don’t know if that is a personal thing or a politically correct thing? I don’t know. Rob and I aren’t mushy-sugary sweet ….weirdos that need to be groping each other so everyone around us thinks we are in love. We know we are in love. So anyway….
Rob I am blessed that you were born 41 years ago. I know God had a plan for us. We have both tried to sabotage that plan in different ways but through perseverance and God showing us the way we have gotten back onto his plan. I thank God everyday for bringing you to me. NO matter how we came into the world or who brought us in…we are here and we have each other. You are a great leader to our family and a great man to our children. You are my biggest cheerleader and my best friend. NO matter what-> I know you are in my corner. That gives me great peace….nobody (human) has ever provided that to me before you. I appreciate that more than you will ever realize.
Rob you make me laugh everyday…even if it is because you are making fun of me. Not that I think it’s funny that you make fun of me…but because you chuckle when you make fun of me. The answer is still NO!-> you don’t get to quit your job and start a You-tube career making fun of me…my psyche can’t handle that kind of ridicule.
Rob you are very difficult to live with..I won’t sugar coat that in any way shape or form. You complain non-stop about lots of things. It’s a good thing I am a positive person (mostly)…so I can handle that .:( On top of the complaining you are a slob. But I will not complain about that ( for obvious reasons) But I am willing to compromise with that ( most days) because I love the support you offer. I love that you will defend your family to the end and that you will go out of your comfort zone to make sure we are healthy. Not all men would do that.
Rob I have to say that recently we had a disagreement. I was wounded ( in the circumstances) and after I thought about it …I expressed my disappointment in the situation and before I even expressed that to you …you were going to come to me and apologize because you had changed your mind in the circumstance…..I love that we can communicate to each other without fighting or hurting one another. I appreciate so much that you feel comfortable telling me that you were wrong and in that moment I felt such relief. It made me feel secure as a woman. Not secure that you were wrong…but secure that you could admit it because your original position had made me doubt you. That little bit of doubt for just a few hours had upset me…..It made me feel like I didn’t even know who you were. Once you got all of the facts you realized the truth. A little miscommunication can cause such havoc.
I love that you are an animal lover. I don’t want to live on an Arc or anything. But It warms my heart that you passed that down to a few of our children. I love that you take time to teach the kids things that they need to learn. I love that you reach out to the teen men in our house to teach them how to honor women. I love that you take in all of the neighborhood kids as your own as well. One of my favorite stories about that when the kids were younger is when a fatherless kid would come around all of the time to stay at our house…He loved being here. But one Saturday morning He was talking to the boys and asking “Hey when is your dad getting up?” …” Is your dad going to come out & play with us again today?” …”Hey, Will Your dad be here?” That pretty much sums it up. You have always been here for all of the kids-> ours or not. That speaks volumes about your character and the man you are. You feed them, play with them and nurture them. Bryce summed it up a few months ago when he was describing you..he said “Dad is always in my corner no matter what I do”. I think that is really how we all feel about you. I think that is a magnificent thing for a man & father to represent.
So I just wanted to share all of that with you so that you know how much-> I love you. You are an amazing Man, Husband and Father. I hope you realize that. I do take you for granted….I am sorry for that…..mostly. LOL. I do realize how blessed I am to have you in my life. I see how beautiful your heart is everyday in little things. I appreciate that more that you know. Happy Birthday, my love.