Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Best Friend's Birthday

This was the the first of many Valentine's to come for Rob and I...actually our first official date...since we try to forget that first crazy date with Kendra and Chad! (I know the picture is small, scanning issues). As crazy as it sounds, when we look back, both of us say, that we started falling in love this night! So, as tommorrow is Valentine's day and his Birthday, I want to share a little about my favorite guy of the last 15 valentines....

Here are some pics from his "birthday party" last night...he had a meeting at work, and got home after everyone else was there (our families), so the kids wanted to turn out the lights, and we pretended to surprise him...they thought it was the greatest thing ever! Here is the cake we made...











My gift to him...

So here's to you Rob...

It is no coincidence that Rob's birthday is on Valentine's day......no it is actually extremely ironic! Rob certainly did not take any lessons from Romeo, cupid, or any other romance expert....he has been known to forget to get me gift for Christmas or my birthday (mind you, he only did that once, he learns quick!), and usually I find my gift before the occassion, because he just wasn't born with that knack of how to be romantic, adventurous, or surprising.....He likes to tell me every year that I won't get a Valentine's gift, because he doesn't buy gifts for other people on his birthday, but for 14 years he has lied!

I'll take the good with the bad.... He may never me the romantic husband every girl dreams of, but I am so blessed to be married to my best friend, as cliche as it may sound...Here are my top 11 reasons that I love my husband more and more every day:
1. He is my soulmate, God gave him to me and that is reason enough....
2. He is who I talk to about everything...there has never, ever, ever been a secret that I haven't told him (except that one time in high school, Rob you know what I am talking about...and I learned then that never again would I lie to him about anything!!)....
3. I love to spend every waking and sleeping moment with him (except an occassional girls night)....I will go with him to take the trash off if it means I can be with him....(I even get in an occassional squirrel hunt)....
4. I love to go to the Tiger games together, and I especially love to watch him watch the games at home.....I asked him the other day if when he is 70 years old, will he still stand in front of the tv and jump up and down like a 6 year old, but I promised him I will park his wheelchair right there in front of the tv if not!.....
5. I love that I cannot go to sleep without him at night...
6. I love to sit on the back porch and talk about life with him...
7. I love to go upstairs and read to the kids at bedtime with him
8. I love to go on little mini get aways with him (we usually do a night in Memphis for Valentine's and our anniversary, it has become tradition)
8. I love that little lips curled into his teeth way that he looks at me and the kids, as if to indicate he just can't get enough of us (I have never seen him give anyone else that look)
9. I don't always like it, but I love that he loves life through his squirrel dogs
10. I love that he has the kindest heart I know, and I love that he does that at his job, Crestview was blessed for 10 years, and now I believe that Atoka Elementary is blessed to have him!
10. I love his family!
11. Lastly, I love that I can rest assured that I will have his love as long as I live (and he has promised he won't put me in the nursing home by myself, he will be in that little twin bed beside me!)....

Happy Birthday Rob.....I know I am a needy wife, but you fullfill my needs more that you know!

I love you, best friend.....
(Christi took this picture at the Final Four..no, it's not posed!!)






























8 comments:

The Howard 5 said...

sweet!!!

Samantha said...

This is probably the sweetest thing I've ever read. We both know those Dawson boys weren't blessed with the romantic gene!

Christi said...

The collage looks awesome!!

Amy said...

Tell Rob Happy Birthday! Thats a neat gift! Very creative and thoughtful. I know he loved it!

nicole said...

YOu know me...cryin' over here readin' this! So sweet! And I love the picture Christi took of you with your hand on his back. I now have a mental picture of Rob as a 70 year old watching U of M bball! Happy Birthday, Rob! The Hensleys think you are great, too!

3 "A's" and a "B" said...

I'm sure your eyes were full of tears as you wrote this!!! How sweet. Happy Birthday MR. ROB!!

Kendra said...

While I like to take credit for yours and Rob's match, I know the real credit goes to God. He knew what he was doing when he brought you two together...I am just blessed to have been a part. For whatever "romantic bone" Rob may be missing, you've got it! What a sweet post!

P.S. I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to remember that 1st date with young Brad Pitt, umbros & lipstick!!! Ha!

Sarah said...

this is just too sweet. i like rob even more now! tell him a "late happy birthday" for me!