My wife has asked that I write her blog for her birthday. Although I'm hesitant, because I know how much you look forward to reading what she has to say (and that I don't have the same writing ability), I told her that I would do it.
Because this is more public than I would like, to really share how I feel, I will say that I am very grateful to be married to Noelle. She is an amazing mother and wife, and I am one incredibly lucky guy to be married to her.
I would also say that we haven't been without our challenges. There have been circumstances in our marriage that have really tested both of us, which have resulted in difficulty and even heartache. But we have always worked through these issues and I know we are stronger for going down these bumpy roads.
As many of you who have followed Noelle's blog, you know that having a baby with heart issues makes every other challenge even that much more difficult. Noelle has put on a brave face, but there's no doubt it's been hard on us both emotionally, especially for Noelle.
With that I want to wish her a happy birthday simply because she deserves it more than anyone I've ever known. She has been through so much yet has made it through one of the most difficult years of her life. I can easily say that I'm more in love with her now that I've ever been.
I love you...