Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy 36th Birthday John!

Today is the fifth birthday I get to spend with John. We met when he was 30 and I was 22 (just about to turn 23). Where have the years gone? I love celebrating John's birthday. He is by far one of the very few best men I know. John is funny, loyal, honest, loving, and the most amazing husband. My favorite traits at the moment? His humor and support. These are the two things that have helped me tremendously through this pregnancy and first semester of school. I love this man with all of my heart and I wish all the happiness in the world to him!
Happy Birthday, my Johnboy!! I can't wait to spend many, many more birthdays with you!!

This is John's 31st birthday. We spent it at the beach with his family. We had only been dating about 4 months, but I knew he was the one for me. :)
 We have had some wonderful times these past 5 years....

One year ago today, John and I said our goodbyes as he headed to Quantico for five months. His birthday was also his first day of school. I don't think I have ever cried as hard as I did as I watched his car pull away from me. I was excited, scared, happy, and anxious. John had just spent 15 months unemployed after being laid off from United and this was his only job offer that would afford us the security of a job, as well as reach our goal of starting a family. Watching my husband drive away, I felt very proud of him. I'm still very proud of him. I cannot imagine how he was feeling. He thought he was set in his career that he had worked so hard for, only to be tossed aside, not knowing what the future held. But John is so strong and determined and was hell bent on making our family feel secure. So he took a risk. He jumped feet first into what I know was one of the scariest things he has ever had to endure. And I appreciate it. I appreciate him for working so hard to make our family better. He did it. He worked his butt off for five long months until the day he graduated.
The moment of graduation was very surreal for me. I couldn't believe that after 2 long years, we were finally going to settle down and not have to worry so much. Of course this job took us to California, but we still feel very secure, something we didn't feel for a couple of years. Our marriage has thrived these past two years and I could not love my husband more than I do today.
 5 long months later...
So, once again, Happy Birthday John! I not only love you for the person you are, but for always putting our family first. We may have had some forks in the road but together we trudged through them and we will continue to navigate these forks during the years to come. Thanks for being so awesome. :)

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, John! We are lucky that you are a part of our family. We love you both so very much.