Typically when I write a blog post it has to do with insurance. I discuss a policy you should have or a coverage you should not go without, but today the post is a little different. Today is my wife’s Birthday, and no matter how hard I try, it happens to me every year. The date never changes, and each year I know it is coming. I spend the days and weeks leads up to it thinking what will I do? What will I buy? Is there a concert we can go to? How can I show my wife how much she means to me? How can I find that perfect birthday gift? Yet every year it seems I am always rushing out at the last second to buy something, be it a new pair of shoes, a purse, a gift card to buy that comforter she has been wanting etc. I am never able to find that “perfect gift.”
This morning as I was driving to work it finally hit me as to why I will NEVER be able to find that perfect gift. See the problem I have is I can never find that gift that fully expresses how much she means to me, how much I appreciate everything that she does for me and for our family. When trying to find that perfect gift for me its like this – shoes are nice but they wear out, a purse is stylish but fashion changes, a trip to someplace warm is awesome, but at some-point you have to come back to reality. So while on the surface initially the gift may be AWESOME, in the end it does not last.
My wife is amazing, she is the one who keeps food in the fridge, clean clothes in the closet, fresh sheets on the bed, the house in order and if you know me, I could easily go on and on forever. My wife runs our house, not in a bossy way, but in a way that we would all fall apart without her. In the passing of everyday life I tend to forget to tell her how much I love her, how much I appreciate all that she does for me and for our family. Every family has a person that is the rock, or the glue and they hold it all together, and for me that person is my wife. It may sound cheesy or corny to say this, but honestly there is no gift that I could ever give to her that fully expresses the level of love and appreciation that I have for her.
To me she is more than a wife, she is my best friend, she works a full time job, is an amazing mother to our 3 kids and has to deal with me, a 33 year old husband who at times still acts like he’s 12. See to me her birthday is more than just a day, its a day for me to try and express to her how thankful I am to have her, how blessed our family is to call her mom, and wife. My search for that perfect gift will never end and till I find it, I guess my words to you is as good as it gets 🙂
Tricia………HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I know its not always easy but there is no one in this world I would rather do life with than you! Cheers –