Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday! I love you more…

Happy Birthday, sweet husband! I have to take this opportunity to say, I love you more. I know you don’t think it’s true, but it is!

I love you more than all the times you let me watch Ghost Hunters instead of Fox News.

I love you more than all the brownies, frozen yogurt, and Braum’s ice cream we’ve devoured together.

I love you more than the endless number of days you spent in Iraq.

I love you more than all the love letters you sent home during that time.

I love you more than all the times you’ve taken Lucy the Wonder Dog out in the cold.

I love you more than the time it takes to listen to my weird dreams every morning.

I love you more than the number of times you’ve had to fill up my car with gas.

I love you more than the miles we drove or flew to see each other when we were first dating.

I love you more and more the longer I’m with you and the more I get to know you.

I love you more than Ninja loves Zef.

I love you more than all the words that John Daker forgot.

I love you more than the number of times I forgot to do your laundry.

I love you more than the number of times I refused to rub your back.

I love you more than all the times you talked me into it anyway!

I love you more than all the words we’ve spoken- in passing…in anger…in passion….in silliness… but always in love.

I love you more than all the fruit snacks we’ve consumed.

I love you more than split peeeeeeeeaaa soup!

I love you more than Lucy does (okay, maybe it’s pretty even…)

I love you more than all the times you’ve held me when I cried.

I love you more with every kiss.

I love you more than all those points I scored against you in Words With Friends (it’s your move, by the way)

I love you more than Don Draper loves cigarettes, booze, and women.

I love you more than all the times you’ve told me, “No. We don’t need another chair.”

I love you more than I love Joseph Gordon Levitt with a firearm.

I love you more than I love delis.

I love you more than all the mountains we’ve hiked, sunsets we’ve watched, road trips we’ve taken, laughter we’ve shared, kisses we’ve given- more than I ever though possible, and more than I’ll ever be able to express here.

God has blessed me with a man for whom my love grows day by day and with every passing hour. I love the way you love me, too- with tenderness, with patience, with silliness, with passion… but I have to say… I love you more.

xo,

Your Beloved

5 comments:

courtney.janelle.sews said...

I love THIS.

Annie said...

SUCH a precious post. I love this!

grantandlaura said...

made me cry. thank you for that. and for being so wonderful to my dear cousin. you know he's like a brother to me and it's awesome to see how you love and care for him. you are just awesome! and happy birthday, ryan!

Anna said...

I am completely in tears. This is amazingly sweet!

woodlanddreams said...

So sweet...awww (love the photos btw). It was my husband's birthday yesterday, too! :)