Sunday, October 17, 2010

The BIG 4-0

Today I begin the next decade of my life.  This is a big one for me.  Jeff and I were talking last night on the drive to my birthday dinner date, that neither him nor I even imagined ourselves as 40.  Not because we didn't think we would make it to 40, but because we just couldn't imagine ourselves as 40.  Well, here we are.  We are parents to two little children.  We are productive members of society.  We are loved by others.  More importantly we love each other.  Our marriage and friendship are solid and constant sources of joy for me.  Don't get me wrong, we have our issues.  Anyone who is married who tells you they have a perfect marriage and never fight are big ol' liars!

As I sit here on the couch next to Jeff while he watches one football game on the tv, and another one on his laptop, I marvel at the wonder of him.  He is passionate about everything.  Sports, music, his job and his friends.  But there isn't a doubt in my mind that the most important part of his very being is his family.  I never wonder if Jeff loves me and I know he always wants to make sure I am happy.  He is such a wonderful father.  He laughs and loves with abandon.   I am lucky, and I know it. 


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rachael!
I hope you had a great time! I am sure you'll make 40 great, then I will feel good too when I get there, years and years from now :) (ok 2 years . . . ok 1.5 years . . .but who's counting?)
Hope to see you soon.
Jen D

Anonymous said...

Great blog..great comments about Jeff. To have a life partner whom you love and respect is a fabulous thing. And, to be able to add to that his being such a wonderful father and are indeed lucky and, as you said, you know it. Says it all!