The husband was born today. I should thank his Mom.

8/23/2011 04:08:00 AM

Dear Craig's Mom,

Thank you.

Thank you for having sweet little baby, Craig.

It seems like every year on August 23rd, I write a post and acknowledge how amazing your son he is.
I write about how he's the best thing that's ever happened to me.
How I'm proud to be his best friend and his wife.
How he is the funniest, most intelligent and most comforting soul I have ever known.
How I wish everyone on the planet could have their own Craig.

However, I think I'm missing a vital part of his story.

Without you, there would be no him.

And for that I am eternally grateful.

Your sweet baby, your little boy, your level-headed teenager is now the most amazing man...
(I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you, though.)
You have so much to be proud of.
I hope my daughters meet and marry someone just like him.
And as far as I'm concerned, he's the measure by which all men should be judged.

Because of you and your influence - he's strong. He's kind. He's empathetic. He's intelligent. He's funny. He's industrious. He's incredible.

Thanks for raising the little boy who grew up to be the finest man, the sweetest friend and the best Daddy in all the world.



Dear husband-o-mine,

You and I know it: without you, I'd be a mess.

The doors would never be locked.
My house would be full of broken things and I wouldn't know which animals were cows and which were horses.

See? A mess.

You have taught me so much.

I love you.
I am so very pleased that you were born.

Happy, happy birthday, sweet Craig.

With all my heart I love you,


In case you want to reminisce about your birthdays of yore:
Birthday post from 2010.
Birthday post from 2009.
Birthday post from 2008.
Birthday post from 2007.
Birthday post from 2006.



  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRAIG!!! what a sweet post.

  2. Tears! So beautiful.

    Happy birthday, Craig!! I still think it's weird that we were born exactly one day apart, but I'm a Leo and you're a Virgo. The world is crazy. :) Have a WONDERFUL day!

  3. Happy Birthday, Craig!

    You are a gem. Who else would have called me on Silent Thursdays? No one. Thanks for being born, you have made our friend one happy, happy lady! Enjoy your day!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Unco Craig. I love your humor and can't wait to see you guys.

    Ky, this is a wonderful post and I love that you listed the subsequent ones. Lovely.

  5. Thanks for the great post. I'm just as lucky to have you.


  6. Mickey D, Silent Thursdays were the best.


  7. So beautiful!

    So happy you have him and he has you and the girls have your love to understand LOVE.


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