Another Letter

September 26, 2013·

Daddy and LillyDear John,

I’m not even sure how to put into words what I want to say or how I feel about you. You’re so much better at writing messages in cards, thank you notes, letters, or e-mails than I am. You’re so much more hilarious and you always find the most awkwardly witty things to say.

I’m not going to even try and out-do you or out-wit you because it is not possible.

So, I guess all I can do is do what I’m best at and word vomit my way through this.

I love you. More than you will probably ever know.

I know you aren’t pumped about turning 30, but I’m happy you are because it means God isn’t done with you yet. Because, I’m not done with you yet.

When I think back to your birthday three years ago, your first birthday of our dating life (well, at the time you didn’t admit we were dating, but we were… :)), I think about where we’ve been, all that we’ve been through, where we are now, and where we’re headed.

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that God placed you in my life for a reason. You make me a better person. You challenge me. You poke fun at me. You encourage me. You question me. You help me. And you love me.

I know I can, more often than not, be somewhat of a pain and totally get on your nerves with my inability to make decisions on the fly or commit to a “plan” or “to-do list.” I know it bugs you when I’m not in an “accomplishing” mood. And I know that you hate that I hate throwing things away. I appreciate you loving me in spite of those things. Or maybe it’s partly because of those things that you love me?

I don’t know.

Whatever it is. I thank you for being an amazing man of God, an amazing husband, and you’re already an amazing father. Watching you hold Lilly makes my heart, like, EXPLODE. It’s quite ridiculous, really. Thank you for being a spiritual leader  for our family. Thank you for leading me… period.

I don’t know what is in store for us for the next 3, 8, 10, 20, or 60 years, but I don’t mind the unknown because I do know that we’ll go through it together. No matter what. Our marriage is stronger every day. We’re a team. Best friends.

I love you more today than I did yesterday, but not as much as I’ll love you tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, babe.


Molly (& Lilly) 🙂