Tomorrow is a very special day.
Tomorrow is your birthday!
It’s a special day for me because it marks the day you entered the world, and for that I am grateful because I treasure having you in my life.
This road we’ve walked together has not always been smooth. We’ve encountered more than our fair share of potholes, speed bumps and unexpected twists and turns. It’s been difficult and painful and at times we worried we wouldn’t make it.
And yet here we are; still travelling it, side by side, hand in hand.
We were just babies when we met! Right now, I am looking at the strip of passport photos of us mucking around that is on our fridge… My God! were we ever that young?!
We had the privilege of growing up together.
I remember the sweet, shy, insecure boy I fell head over heels for… skinny, goofy and cute beyond belief. I look at you today in awe and wonder at the self-assured, sexy, confident man you have grown into. And I was there to watch it happen, right before my very eyes.
I want to acknowledge today all the amazing things you have done for me and all the ways you have enhanced my life; so here goes…
You’ve seen the ugliest parts of me and you stayed despite them.
When I cried, you wiped my tears and rocked me in your arms.
When I fell, you picked me up, dusted me off and helped me move on.
When my legs were unsteady, you held my hand and guided me.
When I binged and became overweight, you loved me anyway.
When I went crazy and dropped seriously underweight, you loved me and supported me.
When I doubted myself, you reassured me.
When I hated myself, you fought to show me you loved me.
When I fucked up and hurt you, you forgave me.
When I laugh, you laugh along with me.
When I dance, you have learned to dance with me.
When I am silly, you join me and we are silly together.
When I am wrong, you tell me.
When I am right… you’ve learned to acknowledge it!
With you I feel safe, protected, important.
You put me first.
You are my best friend, my partner, my lover, my soulmate.
For your birthday, I wish you everything that is good…
I wish you happiness, joy, laughter, love, health, luck, success… everything.
If I could give you all that, I would.
What I give to you is me.
All of me, body, spirit, heart, mind and soul.
I give it to you to keep, forever.
Happy Birthday my love!
Now… let’s go rock out to the Foos! (yeah… you are meant to click there babe!)
(ps: sorry for the very clichéd and hackneyed road metaphor!)
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