We've been on quite a wild ride the past few years, this past one in particular! On your birthday last year we were leaving on our epic Disney vacation, which was followed by many months of exciting events, leading up to the birth of our precious #5, Katherine Maria Grace, forever "Katie" to you (I'm still not sure you know her middle name).
It was a challenging summer with you traveling so much, but we also enjoyed lots of fun memories at swim meets (if you could call those fun), the beach, the conference resort, and even the mini golf and go-cart outings! We now feel that there is an end in sight, and we are close to being together more and back near family again. We've missed you a lot recently, but we know there are so many good things to come in your 39th year!
I can't begin to express my gratitude for the way you lead this family...the decisions you make, the strength you hold, and the laughter you bring in the midst of it all. You balance me out in all the right ways, and you help our children and me to know what's most important in this world. I am honored and grateful to get to share this life with you. Happy 38th, Steven! Thanks for working so hard for us, even on your birthday!