You turned 30 today and you've been so mellow about it. So mellow, in fact, that you planned a surprise party for my birthday when I thought we were going to dinner for your birthday! Stinker. But I still got to hang out with you, so I consider that a good night. You beat me to this milestone birthday, so I can't give you advice-- but these ten tidbits seem pretty solid. To celebrate you, here are 30 things I love about you (in no particular order).
30 Things I Love About You at 30 Years Old
I love that you're pursuing God.
I love that you're a kid at heart.
I love that you are really settling into the role of provider and protector in our family.
I love that you already call our son "handsome" and that you can't wait to meet him.
I love that you came back to fight for our marriage.
I love that you're taking risks and being a more adventurous eater, even though it's out of your comfort zone.
I love traveling with you and seeing different parts of the world through your eyes.
I also love sitting on the couch with you eating takeout. I'm so thankful you're my best friend after all.
I love that you're finishing your Master's degree even though it's been a long ride.
I love that you find irony in the fact that you're doing medical architecture for a career... the one branch you thought you'd never go into!
I love that you can laugh at yourself.
I love that you can make me laugh.
I love that you can just hug me tight when I'm crying, without trying to make it better.
I love that you don't mind driving everywhere.
I love that you quote Friends with me from time to time.
I love the gusto with which you're attacking this home renovation, and I'm endlessly thankful that it's fun for you.
I love that you can put up with my emotional rants (pregnant or not).
I love that you're so enthusiastic about my gluten-free baked goods.
I love that you're supportive of my own creative endeavors, even though they're different from yours.
I love that you're so excited about getting white t-shirts for your birthday.
I love that you're adjusting to the large family you've become a part of.
I love that you're an optimist, even though you're learning that rose-colored glasses don't actually fix things.
I love that you do love to fix things and help others.
I love that you think dogs are great fun... but you're okay with not owning one!
I love that you love country music, even thought the radio stations here are slim pickings.
I love your smile. And your eyelashes. Okay, I think you're pretty good looking overall!
I love your spontaneity.
I love hearing what's on your heart.
I love getting to know you more as we learn how to communicate better.
I love that you're you! I wouldn't change a thing.
I'm honored, humbled, and excited to be by your side as you enter your next decade. Happy birthday!