Happy birthday, 2016, Robin Russell

A post in tribute to my beloved wife. Warning: this may be mushy (like British peas).

There is much I wish to say on this very special day this will be a way to say I’m glad you were born today. God is teaching me to love the way only He knows you need to be loved. As I learn these new languages I pray to communicate love fluently to you on this day, your birthday.

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You are an amazing woman of God and that is honestly what makes me love you the most, but there are many other reasons I love you for which I would now like to toast:

  • I love the way your beautiful hair flows behind you while riding bareback (one of the first memories I have of you).
  • I love that you are a cowgirl at heart.
  • I love that you taught me how to operate a backhoe and that you are, as my father would have said, tough-as-nails.
  • I love that you’ve learned to embrace womanhood and emotions and have become the woman after God’s own heart that you were born to be.
  • I love that I was originally attracted to you partly because you are a great cook and have become more of a culinary artist over the years.
  • I love that you are a loving, kind, patient, sympathetic, mother to our children.

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I love you in so many ways and my love for you grows all of our days. I am reminded of something you are known to say: “I would so greatly miss the very things that annoy me most about you, if you were no longer here,” because I love you so and I love that you love me too.

Happy Birthday Robin Russell!

mrrussell

I love nature and wildlife photography and building websites. I've been told I'm an artist and I tend to overthink. I dabble in abstract painting and I love camping, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities/sports. Yet none of that is who I am. I am what I call a "follower-of-Christ", not a Christian (Ask me about it some time). My writing is mostly me thinking out-loud. It will be an acquired taste but I will continue to do it even if no one ever reads it.

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