Saturday morning, I'm sick and it's your 38th birthday!!! I was supposed to cook an awesome dinner for you, make chocolate cream pie and smother you with love. Instead, I'm sneezing and coughing and totally ignoring you at my computer (well, writing this to you isn't totally ignoring you!!). You have no idea how much I love you and I feel horrible that "your day" isn't going to be what it should be. But you don't care. You are so easy to make happy... too easy I think! You work hard at a job that you really do like...but I know it's not easy to carry this family on your shoulders every day. You'd never complain. You're pretty much even keel, putting up with my usual swings of emotion, keeping me grounded and making me feel loved...even days when I'm sick like this!! I can't imagine life without our family and the little things that make every day special with you. We have been through more things than the average family...maybe because we dream big and sometimes fall hard, but when you have someone to fall with, it makes the landing a lot softer! We're raising two wonderful children together... I'm proud of you for being involved in their lives and always being a man of integrity that they can look up to. You're always there at sporting events, helping whenever needed. You go to Father/Daughter dances and actually have fun! You teach them your faith which is more solid than most people's and always evolving because it is yours and not anything that someone else dictates. You are accepting of people and make everyone feel comfortable when they're around you. I have learned that from you. And let's just not forget how handsome you are!! Even on Saturday morning when you're not trying, I love how cute you look in your OSU cap and your slippers! You've always been too cute... more handsome than I ever imagined someone I'd end up looking at every day...so that makes life a lot more beautiful!! At 38 you're hotter than you were at 20 when I met you!!! (you don't believe it, but it's true!). I love you more now than I did when I said I'd be your wife 15 years ago and I hope in your 38th year that you are content in who you are and this wonderful life that you are creating for all of us! We love you dearly.
Happy Birthday Craig!!!