Birthday Tribute to My Husband

I remember the first time that I saw my husband, Billy. He was spinning around on the floor of a well-known Chico establishment. Literally, he was doing off-the-cuff, old school break dancing moves.

He was lively, uninhibited, and fun. (He still is all of those things.)

That is an evening I will never forget for numerous reasons: one being, we rescued a woman who was passed out in front of an old church downtown. We took her to my friend’s apartment, but had to call the police! In this woman’s drunken state, she accused us of kidnapping her lol! Such a crazy memory!  Who knew that we would enter wedded bliss about a year later. Not to mention all the life that has happened in the past 18 years.

Like so many, we have navigated many challenges, our greatest challenge, infertility. Through it all, I could not have asked for a better life partner.

When I am anxious,  he calms me.

When I can’t find humor, he helps me discover it.

When I want to stay in my comfort zone, he encourages me to step out.

When I see a situation as hopeless, he opens my eyes to the possibilities.

When I can’t understand a person’s opinion, he presents perspective.

When I want to wallow in disappointment, he snaps me out of it.

When I’m so consumed with what I need to do, he encourages me to pause and enjoy the moment.

When I feel overwhelmed with all that I need to do, he helps me.

When I am impatient, he models patience.

When I am unlovable, he loves me.

God knew from the beginning, that Billy would be the best partner for me.  I can’t imagine my life without Billy, and I thank God every day for him.

Monday, October 2nd is Billy’s birthday! Please comment with a “well-wish” on this blog post or post on his FB page. I know that it would mean so much to him!

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