When I think of what and whom I’m thankful for, Richard is always at the top of my list. Today is Richard’s birthday. It often gets overshadowed by Blake’s birthday. Over the years so many magical moments have occurred on this day.
In 2003, Richard asked me to marry him today. We were having a housewarming party because he had just moved into his new house and it turned into a housewarming/birthday/engagement party.
In 2005, we closed on the house we bought together in FL. This would be the house we brought our children home to from the hospital. The home where so many memories were created. The home where the love of our family flourished
In 2006, we brought Blake home from the hospital on Richard’s birthday. This was the best gift for both of us.
Over the year I have joked, “What are you getting me this year for your birthday?” But, Richard doesn’t have to get me anything ever because the love he gives me each day is more than I can ask for.
Richard is a loving husband who understands and respects me. He and I compliment each other, we don’t need to complete each other because neither of us was incomplete, but we help bring out the best in each other. We have a true partnership in life.
Richard is a kind, patient and loving father. While he and I parent differently, he is active in parenting our sons. You will find him on the sports fields, in the theater, playing in the backyard, building legos, and so much more. He makes sure to spend time with the boys and shows them how to live life, respect others and all the things men should learn from their fathers.
When I look back on my years with Richard, I look back with a smile. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with him. I know there will be plenty of laughter, a few tears, and more love than I can fathom.
I love you Richard more than words can say.