Wednesday, September 14, 2011

a new meaning for birthdays

Today is Kevin's birthday.

A lot of people gripe about getting older.

They fear birthdays like the plague.

However, when your husband is diagnosed with life-threatening metastatic melanoma at 30 and you are not sure how many birthdays he has left, 34 sounds pretty dang good.

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So Kevin, on this birthday, I want to let you know that I am grateful that you get to stick around with us.

We kinda like you.

A lot. A lot. A lot.

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I look forward to achy bones, grey hair, and wrinkles. Others try to run from such things, but we will embrace them together.

For us, it will be a blessing and an accomplishment.

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Much love,
Katie

23 comments:

Leah said...

aww. so sweet. happy birthday kevin!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to Kevin!! Wishing him many many more years of love and happiness!

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh! I had no idea. How scary for your family to have gone through such a thing. So glad we have God to lean on! And way to be positive about aging! I could learn a few things from you.

Alyss said...

How very true! Happy birthday Kevin! I'm so happy that you are here to celebrate with your fam.

{nikki} said...

Katie, I just read your "Crazy Story" and can I just say that you guys are completely awesome! I admire your strength and am so blessed to see the dependence you have on God. Happy Birthday, Kevin! And many mooooorrrre......

Betsi* said...

Love!! Even though we didn't really know each other in Fallbrook days, when i heard about your family's trials through a mutual friend, I prayed for you guys during that time. Never underestimate the Fallbrook bond! ;)
Happy Happy Birthday, Spevin Kencer!

missmehoneybee said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. God is good!

Rainbow Bekah said...

Wow, what a story! And what a blessing that he pushed through it all and is doing well! Hope he has an amazing birthday!

Erin said...

Happy Happy Bday Kevin! Praise God for your life and testimony of his faithfulness.

Laurie J said...

what a great day for a birthday ;) happy birthday to kevin and many sweet years to come!
<3

april@gingerbread said...

I love this! I love that your man is still here!! Happy Birthday!
xoxo

hannah singer said...

happy birthday!! enjoy every moment, you two cuties.

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, this pulled at my heartstrings... tears! Love you guys! you're the greatest!

Brooke said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your special guy. May you savour each and every one ;D Loved this post.

Ashley @ LaLuce said...

WOW. beautiful. happy birthday to him! ( our hubby's have the same name lol) so happy for you both.

Melissa said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! It's such a great reminder to embrace life..which we all need from time to time.

Karrie said...

Happy birthday Kevin!!!!!!!! Cherish each moment (I am sure you do!!)

SoSoBella said...

very sweet. happy bday to your hubby.

alexis said...

You honestly have such a beautiful family. What a touching story! I'm glad you guys are still pushing through! I can't even imagine if my husband were to have something like that. I don't know if i'd be as optimistic as you sound here.

p.s. your blog name/header picture made me laugh. Hopefully that's not off color considering your post. You have a great sense of humor!

Rachael said...

what a sweet wife. i can't believe i'm older than your husband. isn't it weird and you are older than people who are mature with families?

Megs said...

your story is so touching!! you truly are very inspiring to be so positive and i admire that a lot!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweet husband! :)

Marina said...

Happy birthday to Kevin, I wish he him lots and lots of birthdays!

Jessica Johnson said...

he is TALL!!! happy birthday to your sweet husband. praying for many many MANY more!! :)