Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Tears for His Birthday

I have the most amazing husband. He is beyond better than I deserve or could have ever hoped for. Being married to him has brought me a "whole new world" of possibilities and growth. I have learned more about myself, more about life, and more than I thought was possible to know about love in the past 13 years of being married to him.

Today is his birthday and he blogged about that, bringing tears to my eyes.

If you have the privilege of knowing him in person, you know I am not exaggerating. He is nothing but goodness. He is warm and gentle and kind. He is articulate and intelligent and witty. He does more than his share of cleaning and laundry and he cooks and bakes all of our food. He does the grocery shopping. He provides for us, inspires his congregation, encourages parents of kids with special needs, and is an example of integrity.

And above all this he can make me laugh even in the midst of the worst of days. He frees me to be me and celebrates, in his own way, who I am, which, if you know me, is amazing.

Happy Birthday, Bart. I'm the luckiest woman on earth.


obirev said...

Wow...to have a blessing of words like these on your birthday makes you a wealthy man indeed, my brother. Happy Birthday to you!

Lisa said...

AAAhhhhhaaa Claudia....now you've made me cry. That was so sweet!

FAScinated said...

Happy Birthday, Bart!

Mom of 7 said...

Seems like Bart is lucky, too, to have a wife who appreciates him so much!

Happy Birthday, Bart!

HollyMag said...

I did have the pleasure of going to college with both Bart and Claudia, so I got to experience the wit and intelligence of Bart Fletcher. And witty he was... loved making fun of my "Okie" accent. Bart is truly a great guy. Claudia give him a birthday hug from me!
Blessings to you both and the rest of the Fletcher Clan!

Miz Kizzle said...

Happy birthday, Bart! You're MUCH better looking, of course, but your picture reminds me a little bit of Peter Griffin from "Family Guy."

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bart!

Corrine said...

A love worth celebrating!
Happy Birthday, Bart!!!