Today my dear hubby turns 26! I've been wanting to write something amazing and touching and profound as he always does about me or the kids. But, I'm not a gifted writer such as he is and so I thought I'd compile a list of al the things I love most about Dustin. and what makes him the greatest man alive. And I really do mean that. I have never met anyone like Dustin. Never. He far surpasses all other men in character, in love, in passion and in looks. (no offense to all my dear friends and thier wonderful husbands) I just like mine best.
I've never known another person to continually be evaluating themselves as Dustin does. So much of the moments throughout his day are spent digging, searching, reaching into his innermost being and trying to extract those parts of himself that are holy, godly, loving. And in turn trying to rid himself of everything that isn't holy, godly, and loving. He gets up early every morning to pour himself into God's word and prayer to equip himself to face his days. And in doing so, God has blessed Dustin with a wisdom and discernment that can only be heaven sent. He loves when it hurts him, and he gives of himself when there's little left to be given. He has sacrificed dreams and adventure to love and protect this little family that has come to mean so much to him. And yet, he will tell you that this life, right now is the greatest adventure of all.
All who know Dustin respect him. Girls swoon over him, men confide in him, and I love him.
I am so proud of him and who he has and is becoming. He is one the most gifted and talented people I know. I wouldn't be surprised if one day those talents he posesses brought him fame and recognition and yet he does not pursue it. Every time I hear Dustin speak to a crowd or display his art or read his writings it brings me to tears with pride and love. I am honored and blessed beyond measure to be the woman at his side encouraging him on. Believing in him. Cheering him on. Watching him grow.
And still the thing that I love the most about this man is the intensity of his love. I see it in his eyes as he watches me from across the room. I catch it in his smile as he cherishes our children. I watch as it grows even still in it's passion and intensity for all those he loves. Those friends that surround him daily, his loving parents as they too watch in pride as he grows. And most of all for His loving Father and Saviour Jesus Christ his love grows.
As he mentioned in church the other Sunday as he spoke. He sees His saviour in those that he loves around him.
And it is beautiful.
And so are you my sweetheart. Happy Birthday. I hope I can share so many many more with you!