Thursday, February 12, 2009

Countdown to 40 ~ 40 Days

Dear Ralph,

Today marks 40 more days until you turn 40 years old. As much as I'd love to chide you about how old you're getting, I figure plenty of people (including yourself) are going to be doing that for me.

Instead, I'm going to give you a little note each day telling you another reason I think you're pretty durn amazing. Don't worry, it won't be anything too sappy. I know your limits. As does everyone else. Which is why I picked this as the first trait to mention:

As in The Real Deal.

The real McCoy.

Certified authentic.

What you see is what you get.

In your own words: "All my warnings are on the label."

You never hide behind pretenses, and you are never fake, even when it means you might be passed over because of it.

You say what you mean, and you mean what you say, and people respect you for that.

You stand up for yourself and your beliefs, even when they are unpopular or "uncool."

That is something very rare nowadays, and it makes you all that much more special.


Totally coincidentally, this coincides with Kristen's S.W.A.K. carnival going on at We Are THAT Family right now. Head over to her blog to read about more amazing men and the women who love them :)


We are THAT Family said...

What a great idea! ( hubby's 40th is a year away, so I have time)

I think this is also one of my favorite things about my hubby, a great quality for sure!

Crayl said...

Very cool idea. might "borrow" this for our anniversary (he just turned 40).

Heather said...

What a great idea! Happy early birthday to your hubby!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a bit late in visiting via the SWAK carnival, but what a great post!