Happy Birthday my love!
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What a year it has been. Today is Leilani's birthday, I thought long an hard about all the things I would do for her and all the things I had promised. I made a promise to myself that on her 40th birthday I would throw a huge party for her. On our tenth wedding anniversary I promised myself I would buy her a huge diamond to show my love and devotion. Sadly I did neither, each time I tried to allocate resources and time the work, the gym, the kids took priority. So another birthday is here and I ask myself what am I going to buy, what am I going to do?
I think this question bothers all men on there wives or significant others birthday. My wife doesn't seem to have a problem picking the right thing for me in fact she doesn't seem to have problem doing most things. When I watch Leilani work and work out I am so proud that she is my wife and best friend. We have shared so much together, kids, deployments, wealth, poverty, fun times and not so fun times.
As I look back on the last decade I ask myself where would I have been without her. Its an easy answer, I would still be in the teams, I would have 10-deployments by now and probably be an angry alcoholic. Honey you have changed me so much, sometimes I miss being in the goo and mixing it up with the boys but each time I think about going back I stop and think of what I'll lose.
I am so fortunate to have a wonderful marriage. We have our hard times and our sad times mostly because of me, well generally always because of me, but we don't let it hold us back. We make due with what we have and we continue to work on our goal of saving enough for the kids to go to school and to retire. So this leads me back to what am I going to get Leilani for her birthday…well I still don't know and until I bumble into the mall I will be dumbstruck.
But I will make her this promise, I promise to appreciate you more and help out around the house. I promise to pick up my socks every now and then and not hog all the covers. I promise not to be so grumpy and such an ass when I am tired or hungry.
I also promise you this, Leilani I will love you for the rest of my life, I will be your friend forever. I will do my best to keep the demon asleep and do my best to be a good father. I promise to provide for you as long as you will have me. Enjoy your day my love, you are forever in my mind, body and soul…DC