Happy Birthday—Day 13/30

A warm September day on Lake Michigan

Today is an auspicious day. Today is the anniversary of the day that the world was gifted with this kind and generous Soul. And he is indeed a gift to all who are fortunate enough to know him.

This last year has been unbelievably rough. I’ve said many times that this year has been a slow walk through hell for him because of chronic pain and a botched surgery. Don has walked the hero’s path with grace and dignity.

He is brilliant. And part of his genius is that he is able to anticipate many things before they even happen. His preventative skills equal his ability to fix things.

He’s talented. Our home is lovely because of him. He has far better visual/spatial skills than I. He can envision how things will look and can work toward that goal.

He is motivated. Even with chronic unmitigated pain, he keeps our lives running smoothly. And he keeps working toward better pain management options with so much grace!

He is generous. Nobody goes without on his watch. He will give without reservation. He will provide without expectation.

He is kind. He has been able to maintain an open heart despite surviving cruelty. He treats everyone like family.

And I’m immensely blessed to walk through this life with him. He has been my husband, my best friend, my teacher, my travel companion, my partner in ….EVERYTHING!

Through all the ups and downs that life has thrown at him, he has remained the best human being that I’ve ever known.

Happy Birthday Don. You truly deserve the very best that life has to offer. I love you!

I’m glad you’re here 💜

****This post is part of the 2022 Nanopoblano November writing challenge. We commit to writing a blog post every day if it all possible and to supporting each other in our writing endeavors. All of my cheer pepper friends would appreciate your support. You can find all of their blogs HERE:

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday—Day 13/30

  1. Kay

    Your heartfelt tribute to your husband on his b’day brought tears to my eyes. Despite the many challenges in your life, you’ve been gifted with sharing life with the most perfect partner a girl could hope for. Happy Birthday, Don!

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    1. Thank you! You’re absolutely right. We both had difficult childhoods. But we both feel like our relationship makes up for all the hard stuff. We feel lucky to have each other. Thanks for your kind wishes. 💜


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