39 Things….

Today is my hubby’s birthday. He is 39 years old, so he’s entering the last year in his 30’s.

It’s been an inauspicious birthday week for him; our third child had surgery a few days ago, I am sick as a dog and so is he, and he’s been really slammed at work for a couple weeks now. There won’t be a ton of celebrating this weekend I’m afraid, but we are looking forward to some downtime and rest together as a family.

So, in addition to cooking him his favorite meal – lasagna – I am offering up the following list in honor of his special day. Here are, in no particular order, 39 things that I dearly love about my sweet, wonderful husband.

39 things I love about Jay…

1. that he’s mine

2. that he loves my cooking and tells me so, often, as well as anyone else who will listen!

3. his fierce love for each of our children

4. that I always feel safe and protected with him

5. the fact that he actually thinks I am more beautiful today than the day he married me

6. his amazing patience

7. his ability to just sit down and talk to most anyone, anywhere, anytime

8. that he likes to cook omelets in a plastic bag in a pot of boiling water

9. and somehow also finds time to make his own homemade yogurt for us

10. that he works hard for our family

11. that he loves to practice hospitality

12. the way he dances

13. his mind

14. that he can fix anything, and if he doesn’t know how, he will work on figuring it out till he can

15. his guitar playing

16. that he’s a gentleman: opens the doors, carries all the groceries, etc

17. that he loves to organize closets and cabinets

18. the way he lives out his faith every day in front of me and our children

19. that he buys me chocolates

20. that when I married him I got the best mother and father in law in the whole wide world

21. his amazing relationship with his parents

22. his humility

23. that he loves to fish

24. his innovativeness

25. that we share the same hopes and dreams

26. that he likes the beach as much as I do!

27. that he cuts his own hair

28. that he cuts all our boys’ hair

29. his love for family

30. his appreciation for so many different types of music

31. his attitude in the face of adversity

32. how much he loves to eat leftovers

33. that he regularly tries to send me out for some quiet and/or “girl” time

34. his wisdom and sensibility where finances are concerned

35. his affection for animals

36. his sense of humour

37. his generosity

38. that he loves God with all his heart soul mind and strength

39. that he doesn’t mind growing older…

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart! So glad to be alongside you in this journey we call life!

6 Comments

  1. Mom/Ruth
    Jan 29, 2010

    This is a wonderful and very sweet tribute, Tricia.

  2. Angie D
    Jan 29, 2010

    Just. Totally. Awesome!

    An excellent post! And happy birthday to your man!

  3. Peter B
    Jan 29, 2010

    Excellent.

    Though that guitar picture… well, it does make Jay look good.

  4. Tricia
    Jan 29, 2010

    aw Pete, I hoped you wouldn’t mind that I put that one in. I love seeing the two of you jammin’. :-)

  5. Peter B
    Jan 29, 2010

    Nah, it’s good. No sense denying where we’ve been… and besides, it is a good memory. Man, when was the last time we did that? Maybe I need to bring the pennywhistles sometime (Lucy would probably go nuts).

  6. Kristi
    Jan 30, 2010

    Very sweet! Happy birthday, Jay!