Monday, July 14, 2008
Happy 36th birthday to my wife.
Today is Haley's birthday. I remember memorizing her birthday long before we were even dating. In fact, 9 years ago today, Haley and I sat at Curtis Park and I read her a letter I had written. It basically said, 'I'm crazy about you, you aren't crazy about me, so I think we need to stop hanging out'. And we did. We stopped hanging out. Then we both started going to Watermark independently. Then we kept being thrust into each other's lives, which wasn't easy for me, considering I was trying to 'get over' her.
Flash forward, she eventually came around which is probably the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.
I love so many things about Haley. Starting with her smile, to her friendliness, to her compassion for others, to her love of the Lord, to her spunky-ness, to her looks, to how she loves me, to how she loves our kids... I could go on... and I will.
I love her brown/hazel eyes.
I love that Charly has them too.
I love that Ridge is obsessed with her (like I was early on)
I love that Cobb needs her more than anyone.
I love that she looks to Scripture first for wisdom.
I love that she clings to the Lord for strength.
I love how well she loves her friends.
I love that she doesn't mind me telling you her age.
I love that she loves exercise.
I love that she is a bit clutzy... except when she spilt water on my computer... I didn't love that.
If you have time, please write her a birthday wish in the comments. Haley and I are so thankful for the love and support we have felt from so many. We praise God for the way he has taken care of us and especially how he has used our community of friends and family.
Posted by Rob at 10:08 AM