happy birthday to my best friend today!
Happy birthday, T.! Today, my husband celebrates another birthday and I celebrate another year of having him in my life. A little blog post cannot express how much he means to me or how happy he makes me but I will try to communicate some of that anyway.
The past six+ years that we’ve shared together have been the best. We’ve learned to read each other’s moods and whims, to support each other through life’s challenges, to be each other’s biggest fan, and – when necessary – most honest (yet kind) critic.
T, you’ve introduced me to camping and have made a life long fan of it out of me. You’re the reason I got back on a bike as an adult and you’re the one who convinced me to sign up for a day of riding 70 miles despite my trepidations (which I then loved and can’t wait to do again!). You’re always encouraging me to step outside my comfort zone and cheering me on to do things I didn’t think I could do.
You’ve baked me a cake on every birthday since we’ve met, your creations getting more elaborate and delicious with each passing year.
And you’ve traveled to Europe with me and met my family in Romania, learning to speak to my grandparents in their native tongue, embracing the culture I grew up in, and making me feel like you had been there all along.