I've already wished Ursula a happy birthday, but haven't done it on my blog. I cannot tell you how much I cherish having Ursula in my life! She is such a blessing!
We celebrated her birthday last Friday by going to eat at Quizno's (nothing too fancy) and then to the movies to see what she wanted to see - Step Up 2. It had a lot of great dance moves that I'm not going to learn how to do. This coming up weekend, the celebration continues as she'll be going on one of my business trips with me to Philadelphia. Yes, we picked a very nice sunny location! It's the journey and time together that will count!
Last year I had a big surprise party for her as it was a milestone birthday. Below is the letter that I read to her with all of the party guests looking on:
A letter to Ursula
God put this on my heart to share this with you and of course, Ursula. God made you for me. He’s so awesome!
You make me happy! You make me smile! I’m so happy that we’re together and you’re the mother of my children.
Ever since I’ve known you… you’ve always been nice and loving. I had to learn how to be nice and honest. I fought or discussed things the way my parents argued. You taught me the correct loving way to resolve our differences.
I love how you have a passion for God and serving Him. You truly make a difference in others’ lives.
Thank you for being such a great encourager to me. From loss of a “secure” job, start of a new business and running it for 4 years, starting a new position, and everyday doubt in what God has planned for me.
Some favorite memories:
· Our wedding day
· The birth of our children
· Vacation to London and seeing Rent
· Richard Elliott concert in Dayton
· Chris Botti concert at the Myerson
· All of the fun trips to East Texas for each and every family reunion
· Simple times:
o Enjoying our kids growing up
It may sound like a cliché, but I feel like the luckiest, “scratch that”, the most blessed man on earth.
I love how strong you are. You may appear to others, but to me, you are one strong Ursula.
I admire your ambition to become a better person through exercise, eating healthier, and most of all by the way you dig into God’s word.
Thank you for loving through the good and bad.
I want you to know when you walk into a room, you light it up with your presence. You will always be that person across the room that I want to be with.
I love when you smile!
I love when you laugh!
I love tickling you… even though you don’t like it and I might get hurt!
I love how you tolerate my faults.
I love how you care for me.
I love how you raise our children.
I love how you cut your hair everyday and you’e not bald!
I love how you want to go to the doctor’s office, because I cannot remember all that medical stuff.
You are beautiful! From a trip away from home or a day at the office, I cannot wait to come home to set my eyes on you. Your beauty never gets old! Again, I’m so glad that God put you in my life.
I love you!
Men, husbands, or wives for that matter... if God has placed a message to share with your wife or husband, do it, write it and say it! The message and letter doesn't have to be perfect. I beleive that your spouse needs to hear what's from your heart.