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7/19/11

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today is my matt's birthday.
i woke up this morning feeling like the luckiest gal on the block for getting to be the one to spend it with him...and to spend as many more birthdays with him as he'll have me.

our story is an unconventional one...it still is i suppose.
it's a story full of terrible timing and fate...lots of healing and patience and faith. but above all, it's a love story.

this guy has restored more in me than i can ever try to explain. he is unrestrained and completely free in his own skin...he allows everyone around him to feel the same. he knows no stranger...no bounds to his giving. my guy is selfless and strong and confident...he's humble and hilarious, always without trying.
he loves, my goodness does he love. 
his talents and thoughts inspire me on a daily.
he can free-style rap and break dance like none other. he does the absolute worst impersonation of harry caray you'll ever care to hear.
when he was 8 he permed his hair and entered a michael jackson look-a-like contest. while he and his twin brother were being born, baby matt pulled his brother back up into the womb so he could go first! i get so lost i could float away into those tiny details of his amazing life so far.
he is really something, that matt.
he has lived a thousand lives compared to mine, and has the wisdom to match...but i'll be forever and ever thankful that he has chosen to spend this one with me, me and my max.

happy birthday, dear.
i love you always and ever.
for your gift, i've decided to perm my hair and learn the moves from billie jean.
xoxo

24 comments:

  1. i'm so glad that you have him...but he's just as lucky!! ;)

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  2. You two are obviously quite lucky to have each other! Happiest of birthdays to him!

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  3. Beautiful. My guy's birthday was yesterday! A time for celebration for sure : ) We spent the day in bed and then went out for a fabulous meal. I hope your day is amazing!! <3

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  4. Such a beautiful tribute to the man you love!! You both deserve each other! Have a wonderful day celebrating!!

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  5. gorgeous, every last bit. happy birthday, matt.

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  6. i love seeing you so happy and so in love! i completely understand just how gushy your heart is right now! so many blessings! happy birthday matt, so glad God led you and katie together!

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  7. how adorable. you seem so lucky to have him, and he seems just as lucky. it's always so good to see people so in love. warms my little heart right up :) have fun celebrating!

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  8. Oh, I just love it! I love that the ONLY thing I really know about Matt and Todd is that they used to be Fierce break-dancers. They were the very coolest. But I'm sure you already assumed as much.

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  9. So happy to see you have such a beautiful relationship!
    Happy Birthday Matt!

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  10. This was beautiful to read.
    you guys have such a sweet love!
    Happy birthday to your Matt!

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  11. happy birthday matt! and katie, can't wait to see your perm ;)

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  12. You two are so lovely together! Happy Birthday, Matt!

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  13. HI! I just found your blog (via bloglovin--- which is amusing since I never use it) and I love you.

    Happy birthday to your Matt! I am in love with his hair<3


    drea

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  14. He sure seems super! A very happy birthday to Mr. Matt!

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  15. This is such a sweet post; I love how you use words. :)

    Happy birthday to your Matt!

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  16. It sounds like HE is the luckiest man on earth. To have someone like you to love : ) Beautiful.

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  17. Hope Matt's birthday was amazing! I love the story of his birth - I have a special place in my heart for twin boys.
    xo

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  18. beautiful words. thanks for sharing

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  19. he's sounds super rad!!! happy birthday matt!!! and katie, i will be very disappointed if you don't perm yer hair and learn the moves. sayin.

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  20. Such a beautiful post.. Happy birthday to Matt!

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