Wouldn’t you know, we’ve created a monster with this whole walking thing. The dude wants to walk with his walker all over the place now! In and out of the kitchen, in and out of the car, from one end of the house to the other, showing off to friends. And the best part is that we are both still in shock about it. He’s been walking with parallel bars for three months, and didn’t even try the walker but once. And now that his core is getting stronger, he can hold himself much more steady. He’s walking again! This is just the coolest thing ever!
This has to be the strangest Birthday Nick’s ever had with me. He’s never cared about his birthday, but I’ve always done something cool for him anyway. This year, blah! How could I possibly top a diamond ring like he gave me last month? Besides, if I bought him anything, he would just be (mildly) grouchy about it. So, he’s not getting shit this year! A hug and kiss, and some conversation on our drive to Project Walk tomorrow. That’s about it. Well, I’ll probably feed him at some point tomorrow as well, but I tend to do that daily anyway.
So, Happy Birthday to my honey, the love of my life, my soul mate, my partner in adventure and my partner in sorrow. Happy Birthday to the man who changed my mind about love and commitment, who showed me how to be a healthy communicator, who has held my hand through some of the worst moments of my life and wiped my tears more times than I can remember. Happy Birthday to the adrenalin junkie plumber who skydived into my life, swept me off my feet, then ran one of them over, and forever changed my philosophy about how to live a happy life. Happy Birthday to the most handsome man on Earth (in my eyes!), the caring boyfriend (err, fiancé) who chooses his battles wisely, handles my feelings and opinions with the utmost respect, and always knows exactly when to apologize. Happy 34th to the man who cares more about the health of our relationship than the status of his ego or pride. Here’s to the man I am madly in love with, all 4 foot 8 inches of him, and to many, many more blissful years together as the ultimate teammates. But even after all of that, there’s really no need to get carried away about birthdays (except mine, of course,) because, like Nick has always said, “Everyday is like Valentine’s Day when we’re together.”