Patrick was a terrific anniversary gift for our 4th anniversary. Nevertheless, having a birthday to celebrate and an anniversary all right before Christmas can get a little complicated! We are going to officially celebrate as soon as we can get a babysitter!
Right now the wind is blowing away all the nice warm weather we enjoyed the last few days. The sky is brilliantly clear and I will enjoy looking at the stars as I go to milk Coco. Rose and Nora have almost finished decorating the Christmas tree. Philip and the big kids should be returning home shortly from the youth group Christmas parties at church. Patrick made a funny gag gift for their gift exchange: cartridges in a bare tree. Very cute.
Soooo, you will have to wait to hear the Hillery love story. The short version is: I am glad that Philip pursued me. I can't imagine anyone else I would rather be married to. He loves me, takes care of me, appreciates me, allows me to be me. He prays for me, with me, is the best dad to our children. I can't wait to see the big pile of rewards he is going to receive when he gets to heaven. Philip is my friend. He makes me laugh. He likes my cooking. He thinks I am beautiful. He is generous, is a cheerful giver, he even learned how to milk Coco so he could give me a break on those evenings when he sees how tired I am. He gives me space when I need it. I wish I was half as good a wife as he is a husband. He works so very hard, is humble and kind. I am glad he did not give up when things were very hard in our marriage.
Happy Anniversary Philip. Thank you for being such a good husband. I love you.