Happy Birthday Danny!

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Today has been Danny’s birthday. I usually have no problem coming up with words to write, but when I think of him I find I am speechless.I am so completely in love with this guy!

We have only been married for 2 1/2 years, and before we were married we’d known each other for 4 years. When we married I loved him so much, I loved his laugh and his humor and I loved how sweet he was with the creatures. I hoped we would grow old together, learning and loving. A year ago tonight I sat with my brother, who was my best friend, as he lay breathing his last hours of breath. The hole that was being ripped through my heart was, in my mind, irreparable. I would never recover from the loss and agony.
Especially over this last year, Danny has become my hero, my lighthouse and shelter in the storm. I have seen empathy, sympathy and love from him that is so warm that I have been able to immerse myself in it and feel his healing sweetness. I have taken his hand as he has patiently reached for me and pulled me from exhaustedly treading in the thick, endless abyss of deep sorrow. From the heavy aching that left me gasping, he has parted the darkness and gently pulled me into a new beginning in which he teaches me to fly and to breath. We are companions, friends, adventurers, humanitarians, we are parents, soul mates, best friends, lovers and working partners. I love him with all that I am and ever will be and I know we will grow old together, and continue to love each other a little deeper every day. I am the luckiest woman in the world.
Happy Birthday Darling, and thank you. I am so grateful you were born.

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