Devon-Eleven Turns 30

It’s been 10 years since I first met my husband. It seems strange, but I knew almost immediately that we were exactly right for each other. I don’t think he sensed it at the time, but I knew he was my missing puzzle piece. Unfortunately we were both caught in the waves of the discordant rhythms of early adulthood. Working strange schedules in strange places and dating strange people and never managing to find the harmony we needed to really connect. It took 4 years but we eventually found our way to each other.

Devon has been my source of stability during some of the most difficult times of my life. Even though he has not always understood my struggles he has never failed me. He has always been a source of strength and compassion for me. When I was unable to cope I was not afraid because I knew that I could trust him to steer us in the right direction. He is prudent and wise but also lets me take him on my impulsive detours. He is simultaneously strong and gentle, quiet and crazy, surprising and predictable, serious and silly. Loving him has been the most constant and effortless thing in my life.

Today is his 30th birthday. For his birthday I want him to know that I love him with my whole heart. I wish him happiness and fulfillment in our days to come. I want him to know how proud I am of him and how much I admire and look up to him. He is my strength, my joy, my lover, my provider, my source of laughter and my best friend and I love him, I love him, I love him.

I love you sweetheart. Happy Birthday.

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