A Love Letter to My Husband

My Dear Husband,

When I was a little girl, I played make believe.  

I pretended to cook and clean and to be a Momma to my baby dolls. (I did not role play walking around WalMart with a screaming toddler, because there are some things that you must experience to truly appreciate).

But in my naive mind, I imagined a man, a husband.  He was brave and strong and very handsome.  And he loved me.

It was a dream.

And some might call this a silly fairy tale or the immature longings of a girl who loved romance.

But I call it my life.

Because you are the man of my dreams.

You are the first to hold me when I am afraid.
You are my encourager when I doubt myself.
You are the one who made me a Mother.
You are also the one who still leaves his clothes on the floor.  (Just keeping it real).

I am not a little girl anymore. I am a woman and you are a man.   

But I can't help but think of the things I didn't dream about....

I didn't dream that I would hear my husband praying over me as I dozed off to sleep.

I didn't dream that my husband would buy journals for each of his children and write letters to them. Because he longed to leave them a legacy.

I didn't dream that my husband would face his own personal battle and show me what a victor looks like.

I didn't dream that my man would be a Chick-Fil-A fairy, delivering sweet tea in my moments of need.

Today you turn 38 years old.  And more than anything, I want you to know that I love you more than I ever dreamed.  

You are a man among men. You stand out as you lead our family. You are my heart, my life, my best friend, my soul mate.

And the best back scratcher this side of the Mississippi.

You are unique and beautiful.  

And you are mine.

Happy Birthday, husband. I cried when you told me you wanted Russian language lessons for your birthday. 

That request alone, makes you a hero in my world. I am so proud of you.

Thank you for making my dreams come true.

P.S. Do you like my new shirt?

Oh, and I got you one, of course!

(t-shirts are from from me tees)

Food for the Soul:
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”- 2 Corinthians 13:14


Heidi said...

Very touching and sweet. What a great guy. Happy Birthday!

Lauren said...

I love getting a glimpse into you two's love story. :) :) :) thanks for sharing!

and thanks for the "Happy Birthday" to me. :) I'll be 26 on Monday! yea :)

LifeatTheCircus said...

One of the things I like most about your blog is the love you and your husband have for each other. So often you read women tearing down their men. This always saddens my heart. I appreciate the godly role model you provide in this dark world. I too am blessed with an amazing man and I enjoy reading your entries which serve to build up and bless your man rather than focus on his negative qualities. Happy birthday to THAT husband!

Vanessa said...

very sweet post.....I need one of those "my husband rocks" shirts!

Jacquie said...

I'm a lurker from Arkansas. I've been reading your post for a few weeks and just love them. This one was particularly sweet!! I love your writing.

Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Suzy said...

Weird!I'm from Arkansas, like the previous poster AND today is my husband's birthday, too!

Karen said...

Except for the fact that I did not meet my husband until after I had my children, that is exactly the way I feel about him. He is my heart. I am like a previous commenter, and get really tired of people talking bad about their spouse, whether or not it is their wife or their husband. That person is the one you chose to spend your life with--try to remember why, and talk about the good things. Good begets good, and vice versa.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That was so sweet, it put tears in my eyes. A good husband is such a huge blessing from the Lord!

Happy birthday to your hubby - and, you know, his wife ROCKS! :)

Tammy said...

This was Milo's Sweet Tea sweet!

Happy Birthday, Mr. We are ThAT Family.

Rock on!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful tribute to your hubby!

Happy Birthday, Mr. WATF!

Blessings upon you all!!!

Anonymous said...

He read this, right? A good man is hard to find. Sounds like a mighty good man.

Crayl said...

Happy Birthday to your Mr.
LOVE that he want's Russian lessons, made me tear up.
Adore the shirts, wherever did you get them?

Jessica Gottlieb said...

Oh you made me tear up a little.

I found you through

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

So, so sweet! Happy Birthday to your guy...he sounds like a great one.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

...sigh...bigger SIGH...I so love dreams come true endings...sigh.

Jenn said...


marky said...

That was beautiful! My hubby's birthday was Sat. I didn't send him such a beautiful letter.. he wont' be reading this blog today LOL.
Love the shirts.. can you tell us where you got them?
Happy Birthday Kristens Hubby!

Happy Mommy said...

What a wonderful letter to your husband! I love the tee I have been rock'n' mine for about six months! I love the company the prices are great! I don't know if you commented back yet but you can get them at
Happy Birthday to your husband!

tonya said...

Your husband sounds wonderful! Hope he has a very blessed birthday!

I just showed my husband these t-shirts last week. I will be having one myself!

P.S. He loves you... said...

what a loving tribute!

Kim H. said...

That was absolutely beautiful... you are both very lucky!

Carolina Mama said...

Awesomeness! Happy Birthday to the Hubs! Ya'll rock!

... and so do the tees! ;)

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely way to honor your husband! Wow....he must be quite a guy! You are truly blessed!

Muthering Heights said...

What a wonderful letter! He sounds like such a great husband, and he is equally blessed to have such a clever and loving wife.

Have fun celebrating his birthday with your family!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! Happy Birthday to him!

Bina said...

This is making me cry. I don't know why I'm so emotional lately.

This is the most beautiful letter I've ever read. You are one lucky woman, but I must say, he is even luckier.

Jerralea said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby.

I love the part where you said he prayed over you. That's a real man in my book!

pjmomof3boys said...

Wow! What a beautiful letter! I am so happy for you--and your husband! Happy birthday to him! What an example you are BOTH setting for your children!

Blessings From Above said...

What a wonderful tribute to someone that sounds like an amazing man. You two are very blessed to have each other!

Tales From the Eurovan said...

What a sweet love letter for his birthday!
Take care,

jamie in rose cottage said...

Beautiful! Have you ever been over to this blog? She does a "my husband rocks" meme on Fridays!

Robin said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday T!

Valarie said...

That was the sweetest thing! You have a keeper there. :)

Yarni Gras! said...

what a wonderful letter....I'm sure he loves it!

D... said...

Beautiful. I hope your hero had a wonderful birthday!

Wanda said...

What sweet words to celebrate the man you love.
God bless him as he loves and leads your precious family.
Thank you God for husbands who love and serve you with their whole hearts!


Happy Birthday, dude!

AGSoccerMom said...

Sniff Sniff, very touching.

Nancy said...


Grateful for Grace said...


That shirt has been on my "After the Baby and I'm down to my regular size" wish list.
Super rocks!

Lorie said...

I hope he has a great Birthday!

CMartin21 said...

Ditto what lifeatthecircus said! I appreciate reading about all the wonderful things your hubby does for you because I, too, am blessed to have a husband who cherises me and willingly lays down his life for me each day. It's so refreshing to hear a woman praise her husband for who he is instead of complaining about what he is not. Hope his 38th birthday is the best one yet!!!

mamatutwo said...

Absolutely wonderful post. And I love that you kept it real!

mamajil said...

Great Post!! Hope it was a happy birthday for sure!!

Kristy said...

That was beautiful! Happy birthday to your hubby!


P.S. Love the shirts! I bought myself and my husband one over the summer. He wears his on casual Friday :).

Lynn said...! I teared up when reading that he wanted Russian language lessons for his birthday. What a keeper!

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