A Birthday Reminder

Jasmine, I don’t ever get tired of reminding your gluten-free,vegetarian, green smoothie-drinking face how much I adore you!  Seriously though, I have such respect for you and I want to take a second to remind you of who you are.

You are a writer.
You are a risk taker.
You are a dreamer.
You are a hustler.

You always want to live a good story.
You believe.
You protect those around you.
You laugh hard.
You encourage others.
You dance.
You remember to let your soul breathe.

You always want to help.
You don’t want to be normal.
You are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside.

Jasmine, I am as interested in getting to know you today as I was the first time you uttered the word hello to me at the age of 17.  I am beyond blessed to share a life with you and I can’t begin to imagine what the future holds for you.

So, today, I raise a glass to you, sweet wife.  Here's to the wind being at your back, to knowing you are enough, and celebrating all that you are.

Love you, JD.