6.06.2013

Like A Fine Wine ...

I'm hijacking the blog today to pay a very special birthday tribute to a beautiful and loving wife, devoted mother, caring community leader, and loyal friend.  

As everyone is well aware, Jill has had a very challenging year managing our world in my absence, and in honor of this special day, I offer her my warmest wishes for a Happy 40th Birthday!  For the past 16 years, Jill has been my best friend, my beloved, my confidant, my co-parent, and my raison d'ĂȘtre.  I love her with all of my heart.  

Having missed a number of important familial milestones, I am very excited that Jill and I can celebrate this happy occasion together.  As is typical around here, her day will inevitably be overshadowed by the end of the school year, Sheridan's dance team auditions, and preparations for our upcoming family vacation.  However, for this brief moment, let's raise our collective glasses and toast the birth of a woman who during her 40 years has managed to profoundly touch us all.  Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!







13 comments:

Donna said...

Awww. Such a beautiful tribute. You are so lucky to have each other. Enjoy the day together.

Mom24 said...

Aww. Happy birthday Jill. So glad Matt's there to share it!

Nomads By Nature said...

Happiest of birthdays~ such a lovely birthday wish blogpost! Enjoy your day with the WHOLE family together!!

Robin said...

Wishing you the most wonderful of birthdays, with your whole family all together again! (PS Matt, can my husband rent you when it's time to write a card for my birthday?)

Happy birthday my friend, it just gets even better after 40!

Michelle Baker said...

I am in tears! A wonderful husband for a wonderful wife! Happy Birthday Jill, my your 40th year be blesses! I love you guys!!! XOXOX

twoplusfourequalssix said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! So sweet of your husband! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating and enjoying having your family back together! Thank-you for being such an inspiration to me as a woman who can do it all - and do it well!

-Sarah L.

Anna See said...

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Jill! So honored to be part of your life!!!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday, Jill!!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration with your beautiful family!

Bethany Davidson-Widby said...

LOVE THIS! Happy Birthday Jill! May it be filled with lots of love, hugs, and precious moments with your family all together.

Kat said...

Aww. This is so sweet. Makes me cry. It is so wonderful to hear that all of Jill's work and commitment is appreciated and that she is well loved. Awesome. :)
Happy Birthday, Jill!

Kat said...

Aww. This is so sweet. Makes me cry. It is so wonderful to hear that all of Jill's work and commitment is appreciated and that she is well loved. Awesome. :)
Happy Birthday, Jill!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful sentiment. Thank you both for what you do and congrats on having the whole fam back together!

Cameron said...

You are so sweet Matt! Welcome home and Happy Belated Birthday Jill!

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