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The Most Amazing Man

Today I get to celebrate the birth of the most amazing man I’ve ever known – my wonderful husband. We’ve been married for nearly nine years, and in that time I have learned more about life, love, acceptance, myself, and understanding others than in all the prior years of my life.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake (Photo credit: Will Clayton)

In the course of my dating life I had considered marrying others, but my acid test was to imagine myself with them 5 years in the future, and none of them passed. There was always a feeling of fear, of being trapped, of not being allowed to be my true self with them. But when I considered marrying my husband I knew, looking ahead those 5 years, that he would always let me be myself – without judgment, without pressure.

Instead, he has gently and lovingly assisted me in my efforts to truly know myself and to find my path. He has facilitated me in every way to reach my goals. He’s never asked me to be other than who I want to be, and has only asked the same in return.

I am thankful for him every day. I am daily astounded that I get to share this journey with him, and I recognize that I am who I am today because he is who he is, and because he’s never asked me to try to be anyone else.

He is gentle, kind, compassionate, silly, funny, loving, intelligent, classy, generous, outrageous, strong, flexible, dependable, inquisitive, and an amazing father. There are not enough words to describe the wonder of who he is.

I am truly the luckiest woman in the world.

Happy Birthday to the love of my life!

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