Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweetheart

I just wanted to let you know that I married the most wonderful man (hopefully you all feel the same about your own husbands).

I really feel so blessed to have a hard-working, intelligent, athletic, spiritual, HOT man in my life. The more I hear about some of the guys that are out there, the more I realize how lucky I was to find Derek. If you feel like you're married to a man with great qualities who treats you well, offer a prayer of thanks because you have a huge blessing that some women would die to have.
Serioulsy, how easy is it to bash your husband's faults rather than to acknowledge his differences and celebrate how your differences and his are what make your marriage wonderful? I know that if Derek were just like me, we'd drive each other crazy...and be really, really FAT. You can't have two people obsessed with junk food like me and be healthy.
He's such an example to me...I love him!!!

Derek, I wish that you were able to be home today to celebrate with us, but know we're thinking of you.

13 comments:

Lacey said...

Happy Birthday Derek!!

Kjirsti said...

Cheers for Derek! I love him so much, in a different way than you Audrey, but I would agree that he is an impressive and exemplary person. I'm grateful to be his sister.

DONNA said...

Happy Birthday to Derek!!!! He is a great guy and I think that he's the perfect sidekick to you too! It just goes to show that prayers really are answered. He knows how to roll with the punches...like we're all from Arkansas! Yeehaw!!!

wackywilsons said...

First of all, it is always a joy catching up on your blog! I loved your tag of 7 little known facts about you...not surprised about the law school thing. YOu are a smarty pants all the way around. I also thought that the exercise thing was entertaining, I did know that about you...but what tapes are you into now and how do you motivate yourself to do it daily? good for you

Derek is a great guy, so happy birthday to him.

I thought your "down day" blog was so heart felt and sincere, I enjoyed feeling through you. We all have those days for sure, I am especially still searching for FRIENDS here in El Paso and so my void has not been filled. I look for those days when I can have play groups at my house and have craft projects go crazy! enjoy it!

Keep on blogging

SHERI said...

So true- Thanks for the reminder to be grateful. Happy Birthday to Derek!

JenW said...

happy birthday man, spend it well!

ruthlpetersen@gmail.com said...

Loved your message to Derek on his B.D. You might think of adding "Married to a great guy'" on your person info. You mentioned your kids but nothing about being married.I so enjoy your blogs. It's a bright spot in my day when you have an entry to read. Love ya Ruth

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Derek! How old btw?

brooke said...

Agree with it all! Happy belated birthday Derek!

Scott & Tami said...

Derek-Happy Late Birthday!!! You have a beautiful family. Maybe we'll all be able to hang when we're in Mo-Town at the same time. I think we might plan on going every year during the fair week in August....you should too!! Hope you had a great one!
Tami

Heather said...

Oh man.. I'm very late too.. But wanted to add my "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to the mix. You are so great Derek. And Audrey (I swear we could be sisters) and your children are awesome!! I'm so happy you guys are doing so well. I hope you had a great birthday- maybe treated yourself to a twinkie-weiner sandwich? :) Thank you for the friend that you have been to me over the years, for your great example and your sense of humor.. and even for making me go to Sweetheart with Jairo.. I've learned a lot from you!

I want in on this get-together with Tami! Ah the good ole' days when we all lived by each other.

Jack and Annie said...

cute cute...Happy Belated Birthday Derek. Jack and I love having you as a friend!

I have to LOL at the picture you posted of Derek and the kids...does he ever really look at the camera when a picture is being taken?!? JK

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but cry about your tender comments about Derek. I have a whole family a extremely wonderful people and I'm glad you've joined that family. Family is so important to me. I was listening to a series of book and after like you i realized How great full I am for such a wonderful loving husband. Cheers to good men. gets