This past Tuesday was my husband’s 30th birthday.
There is so much to love about this guy.
His chiseled jaw.
His super smarts.
His ability to be really good at almost anything.
His example of quiet determination and daily consistent effort.
When our five year old asks a question beyond my knowledge or ability to explain, he ALWAYS delivers the perfect response. The other night at dinner Max asked, “How does water steal heat from our body?” I mean I know it does, but I don’t know the actual science behind it. Kyle did.
He is the least materialistic person I know. He will go without, far longer than makes sense, because to him very little is necessary for contentment.
His affection is sweet and gentle. Never does a day go by that he doesn’t make sure to let me know his love for me. I feel adored in his eyes.
His faith is strong and enduring. He lives with such surety and confidence in who he is and who the Savior is. Then he takes that knowledge and spreads the love he feels inside to everyone around him.
He is such a good example of loving people and seeing them as the Savior does, as children of Heavenly Father with infinite potential. As he loves, he builds confidence and truly helps others to rise to their best selves.
I know this first-hand.
He doesn’t have a malicious bone in his body. If he is wronged, he never holds it against a person. He is quick to forgive and forget. This makes him super-human in my eyes.
One of my most favorite attributes of his, however, is that he has the ability to make anything fun. He turns work, school, service, church, waiting in line into something that can always be enjoyed. He understands our purpose in this life is to have joy and he understands that joy isn’t something to chase, but rather to choose and create. It is around us, in our families and with our friends and coworkers. It is in all of those moments in between, where sometimes life slips by, that he laughs to himself or with others.
His joy in the small simple things is the best. A joke or pun will always guarantee a laugh, surprises grant grins, and his children leave him hysterical.
I love this about him, because even when I am in a bad mood, he rarely is.
His joy lifts our family and revives our spirits. He teaches our family so much by this amazing example and I am just so grateful that I had the sense of mind to hold on to this spectacular man when I was younger. Life is infinitely happier and better because of him.
Happy Birthday Suckafish! Grateful to have spent so many days by your side, never able to resist joining in with your infectious smile.