The most important moments of my life have been shared with you: when we met in June of 1997, college graduation, buying our first home together, our Nattie, our wedding, moving to Mexico, Fergie Lupita, the birth of Lila and then of Vivienne... we've laughed and cried together; we've celebrated and we've mourned.
This past year has been the hardest because of Shirl. That day last year, that day when I got the phone call... you were with me; alongside me; taking care in the first time in my life that I couldn't even think straight. When I couldn't; you could. I tear up as I write this because the love that I have for you; and you for me; is beyond compare. When I needed you, you were there.
You always do that.
You're the best man I know. It's as simple as that.
You're strong and kind and hilarious and innovative and hot and amazing and honest and trustworthy.
You're the best Daddy to our ladies. They adore you. ("Cutie Daddy").
I am so glad you were born. I am so thankful that our lives coincided. I'm so glad that we are an us. I'm so glad that I get to walk through life holding your hand.
You truly are my everything.
I love you to the moon and back a gazillion times.
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y, sweet man.
In case you want to reminisce about your birthdays of yore:
Birthday post from 2013.
Birthday post from 2012.
Birthday post from 2011.
Birthday post from 2010.
Birthday post from 2009.
Birthday post from 2008.
Birthday post from 2007.
Birthday post from 2006.