Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Darren!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to my sweet angel!

You make life a joyous adventure and are always on the lookout for fun and like many, I am grateful to have you in my life. It would take more space than we have here to list all of the wonderful things about you so here are a few of the many reasons I am grateful for you.

Thank you for serenades on the gorgeous guitars that you made and your crooning duets with Jimmy Buffet. I am so lucky to have such a talented man as my husband!

Thank you for your patience in teaching me how to surf. It is a rare man who can teach his wife peacefully. I look forward to the day when I can ride the big ones with you!

I love that you have an insatiable curiosity for science and the world around us. Who else could zip through a book on the history of the periodic table of the elements in the muggy heat as if it were a quick beach read?! Or study Spanish with me or sit and explain to me the science of how a hurricane forms? But then, you know me – I heart nerds!

You are a champion snuggler.
Of course there is your silly side and your fierce determination to have fun no matter the circumstances that life may throw at us. Your ability to not only shed the bad (like water rolling off a ducks back!) but to put on a silly face and have us laughing again is a great gift.

You are a great chef and hunter/gatherer. Whether hunting the perfect baguette in Cap Breton, the best free cherry trees in Hood River or catching fish for our supper in the Pacific, you are a great provider. And of course, you don’t stop at that, you then turn those finds into delicious meals for us and our friends and families.

Most of all, I am grateful for your generous heart. Your love and willingness to give are the dead giveaways to the great man you are.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your birthday!

Thank you for being you.
Your loving wife,