Happy Birthday to my Baby Daddy!
April 10, 2015 - 45 years young today and more handsome than ever. Which really isn't fair. Why do men get better looking with age? While I, and I suspect most women, struggle with weight gain, hot flashes and facial hair! But, I digress - this topic is a whole other Oprah!
My Baby Daddy has many redeeming qualities. He is joyful, fun-loving, kind, smart, hard working, handsome, and charming. He is a sports aficionado and loves cold beer. He takes pride in taking care of his lawn. He has a sick, irreverent sense of humor and loves to laugh. His favorite teams are the Dodgers, Lakers and Kings. He is laid back and easy going. He loves his family and is just a good guy. Although he has a smile that makes my heart melt, I'll admit it was not love at first sight for us. We were friends, we enjoyed each others' company and we had fun hanging out. It was watching him be a Daddy that made me fall in love. I remember thinking what a lucky girl she was - and still is. I fell in love with her first of course. She was so dainty, beautiful and sweet. He was doting, gentle and calm. He was always there for her. She was his number one priority. I loved that about him. As much as I may have wanted to be -as a woman, as a girlfriend - in that #1 spot, I knew deep down about family, responsibility and priorities. I respected that. I loved that. That was the kind of man I wanted to be the father of my children.
Luckily, that was God's plan for me all along. One of my greatest blessings is to be loved by him. It's been 13 years since we started dating, and on April 19, we will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. In three and a half fleeting months we will welcome two new beautiful priorities into our life. A boy and a girl who will know very soon just how blessed they are to be born to such a wonderful guy. He is already doting on these babies by taking good care of their growing mama and talking to them every day. I can't wait to watch him with them - and to witness the joy that being a father brings to him.
There is no other person on this earth I would rather share this experience with. We have so much to be grateful for and so much to look forward to.
Wishing you a very happy birthday Baby Daddy - and many many more to come. Thank you for making my life whole.
I love you more than any words could ever express.
- The Baby Mama