Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Tonya

Today is a special day! My lovely bride celebrates her birthday today! I think it's her 29th birthday, at least that's my story and I am going to stick with it!

Now, some guys would say, "You are very lucky! Valentine's Day and birthday in the same weekend! That makes it easy for you!" Oh no! Don't be fooled. That really makes the weekend extra difficult for me. I want to make both days extra special for her.

You see, Tonya really deserves a special day! She deserves the best I can give! After all, she does have to put up with me 365! That's a special calling in itself!

I'm hoping today will be special for Tonya. Just so you know, I picked Tonya up from work on Friday afternoon and we headed off for the weekend--the three of us. I took Tonya to a place that she enjoys very much. There are several things to do, or you can do nothing at all. There's shopping and window shopping to do. And, of course, there are several good places to eat.

All of these things are just things. I realize that. And, by themselves, those things mean nothing. But, what I hope Tonya sees is the love behind each part of our little trip. We didn't spend much money this year for our little getaway. But, in truth, that's okay and doesn't matter. It's not about the money. It's about the joy of our relationship that we share. And, maybe an extra special meal that we enjoyed, that neither of us had to prepare.

So, sweetheart, I hope you enjoyed the weekend. I hope you liked the little things we did. Most importantly, I hope you know the love behind all that was done.

Happy Birthday!


  1. Congrats on a great weekend. Interesting when you think about how little it takes $$$ to show someone how much you love them. Happy birthday to you Tonya. You got two guys who obviously love you. And I hope that someday you do grow beyond your 29 years. Will sure look funny when Steve is 80 and you are 29.

  2. Happy Birthday, Tonya! May you know God's presence more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow! Thankful to God for your life's moments!

    Good job, Steve...

  3. Happy Birthday Evan's Mommy!!


  4. Happy belated B-Day, Tonya!

    Steve, I completely understand your dilema - my wife goes through the same struggle every year (mine was 2/13).

    But it looks like you guys had a blast on the coast!


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