A few weeks back Kristin and I took these cheesy ‘high school senior picture’ photos because we’re funny like that. How amazing did this one turn out?! Anyway, today this amazing girl turns 29. Now, what I’ve done is hijacked her blog with a picture of a cupcake, which is both funny and sentimental. It’s funny because she’s got an unclear disdain for the ‘cupcake movement’ that has taken place over the past few years, and it’s sentimental because that is the place where you people can go wish her a very happy birthday.
Happy birthday to the most amazing woman I know and my best friend. I’ve been blessed to have known you this long, and can’t wait for the rest of our lives.
I bought all four of these yesterday. Hopefully Walmart had more in the back or something because it was the only four on the shelf.
Krisitn has always been super creative and talented so when we started talking about her painting a heart for the new MercyMe record, I knew she’d knock it out of the park. And check it out. She did. And here’s the thing. She will try to pawn this off and say that I had something to do with the design of the packaging for the ‘All Of Creation’ single that’s currently on iTunes and exclusively in Walmart’s across the country, but not true. See, I actually had nothing to do with this packaging at all. This was completely ‘label chosen’ and ‘label designed’. What that means is that my wife is awesome and so is her heart painting skills. Enough so that it’s the entire cover of the single. I told you she was awesome.
So here’s the deal. This thing is only at ‘Select Walmart’s’ and I have no idea what that means, but if you haven’t already, you need to track these things down and buy them…. lots of them. What that also means is that in our house is that Kristin is an awesome painter and now her art is everywhere. And I think that’s pretty cool. I’m proud of her and think she did a great job and I love the fact that she can’t put any of the credit on anyone else.
Today Kristin turns 27.
Kristin is the most giving, loving, genuine person I have ever met and I can’t imagine life without her. We have been friends for around twelve years now, and married for eight of those. Kristin continues to be an amazing friend and partner.
She is my best friend, knows me better than anyone else on Earth and still manages to put up with me. She’s an amazing mother to our boys and always knows exactly what they need.
Today we are celebrating by having a family party at home and possibly taking Kristin to the doctor for her stung foot. Then if she is feeling better we might grab some dinner while her dad watches the boys.
PS: I put a card on Kristin’s blog that you all can sign.
Now it’s your turn. This thing keeps growing every week and that’s awesome. Let’s make this week even bigger. Tell your friends. For those of you just showing up here’s how it works. It’s pretty simple. (1) Write something nice about someone, building them up, encouraging them, you know.. being nice. (2) Fill out the box below. Have fun.
I know I have already done a “Positive Post Tuesday” about Kristin, but you know what? There’s a lot to brag on her about and I felt like it. Plus it’s my blog and I get to do that if I want.
Kristin is the most loving, genuine person I know. She has dealt with my weird ideas for almost eight years now, and from what I can tell, still likes me enough to hang around me. I remember a handful of people telling us, when we got married so young that it wasn’t going to last and there was no way we were mature enough to start our lives together. Maybe we weren’t mature enough, but we were determined enough to prove them wrong. Now it’s been eight years, we have lived in six different houses, had three kids, and are still figuring things out, but it’s been an exciting adventure so far.
This year has been rough for us. Literally starting at the first of the year, things seemed to have been attacking us from all sides. It hasn’t stopped, and at times has only felt like it has only gotten worse. Kristin and I have had so many long talks that result with only one thing for certain. That we are in this together and that is the only thing that makes us feel like we can make it through. I know for a fact, that there is no way that I could be doing anything without her right next to me, and I hope she feels the same.
Kristin is the hardest worker, most loving mother, caring friend, and creative artist that I know. I know that most men will say that they don’t deserve their wives and they are mostly all right. I too, join in that list of men that truly, honestly don’t deserve to have such an amazing woman in my life. However, I am ambitious today. I am ambitious to treat my wife in a way that she deserves. I don’t know how, but I want to show her how much she means to me and just how much I couldn’t live without her. I could never completely show her how much I need her and love her, but today I want to show her more than I have.
This “Positive Post Tuesday” thing has gone so well and I have been blown away by all the people participating in it. I hope that through this the people writing the posts are being as encouraged as the people that are being written about. I know sometimes it’s hard to come up with something nice to say every week, and it has been for me too, but I think it’s an amazing exercise for us to practice. Let’s see how many posts we can get today. If you are new you can go here and read how this whole thing started. Then the rest is easy. Just write something nice about someone, come back here and add your name and address to the list below. Tell your friends. Let’s make this massive. Sound good?