My Man is Forty!!

Yep, you heard it right Tim turned the big 4-0!  I can hardly believe he celebrated his fortieth birthday.  It seems like yesterday I met this handsome twenty-seven year old who stole my heart with his kindness and passion for life.  From the very minute we met I was impressed with his heart for others.  Tim was in residency training, a super stressful and exhausting time.  But I encountered him sitting on the bedside of one his patient’s holding her hand, and taking the little time he had to talk openly with her about her medical condition.  Wow, I was impressed and knew instantly this was a man of character and a man who not only loved his job but was humbled to be in such a position.  From our very first date I was impressed by his energy and outlook on life.  He took me to a tennis match of all things and we laughed hysterically at our lack of knowledge of the game and learned quickly there was no cheering till a set was won.  I loved that he was up for trying something totally new and decided to make the best night of it.  From the very first time he was introduced to one of my best friend’s kids I knew he would make an incredible dad one day.  Tim was so natural around kids and played with this toddler like he had done it a million times before.   From our very first month of dating I realized how much he loved God and wanted to know Him even more.  His faith was genuine and not puffed up.  Tim’s search for truth challenged me and invited me to search out my own faith on a deeper level.  From our very first year of dating I knew he would be my husband.  I could not imagine a day without him by my side.  He had quickly grown to be my best friend.  From our first year of marriage I learned what love looks like and how love acts.  We endured two little moves and one huge move across the country.  The both of us worked super hard and we were each other’s biggest encourager.  Love meant starting a new adventure together and sticking by each other’s side no matter what the circumstance.  It was a real love that grew from doing life together through good and hard times.  From welcoming baby #1 to baby #3  I realized I married the best dad for our kids.  He teaches them by example and loves them deeply. He motivates our kids and me to love God more.  From then until now I know how extremely lucky I am to be married to the best forty year old ever!!  Happy Birthday Tim, you are the love of my life.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Michelle
    Posted October 5, 2011 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful post, Jenn! And, happy 40th Tim!

  2. Jamie
    Posted October 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Brought me to tears! Happy Bday Tim!


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