Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy BDay Super Woman!



Well, as anyone who knows me already knows, I'm not much for many words, but I thought that if anyone deserves a tribute on this blog, it's my wonderful wife! So I'm giving this a try--Alicia, don't laugh too hard!

Alicia is truly the "Modern Renaissance Woman". She is so well known for all of the things she does for others, but what she's really wonderful at is all the "behind the scenes" stuff. She has always been very quick to laugh (and cry), and always ready to lift someone who's feeling down. She is talented in sports, music (though I don't think she knows it), art, and teaching. And if you ever want someone to just listen to you, she is one of the best!

Some people today would say that the true "woman" is someone who looks like the model on the cover a magazine, has a great career, and is self-sufficient. But I would have to disagree with that. I think the true woman is the mom who sleeps with her sick girl to comfort her, whose body shows a little "wear and tear" from years of late nights and early mornings; someone who is willing to catch her kid's vomit in her hand, or drive to school just to take the lunch her kid forgot. . . again. Someone who can have a really hard day, and then at the end of it just listen and smile while her husband vents about how tough his day was. She knows how to soothe with a touch or encourage with a laugh. She understands that the "bad" little things aren't that important, and the "good" little things are probably more important than anything else. She knows that her family is what really matters in the end, and she's willing to make any sacrifice for them. Well, I think anyone who knows Alicia would agree that she fits all these descriptions. I love you Alicia, and hope your birthday is as great as you deserve!

Love, Your hubby

8 comments:

Erin said...

I could not agree more, Dan! She is my FAVORITE person to talk to when I need a smile, a laugh, a cry or just a listening ear!!! You're the best, Hu, and a wonderful example to me! I love you!! Have a FANTASTIC, happy, happy birthday!!!!

Dawn said...

What a thoughtful and unexpected thing for you to do, Dan...way to go!!! You captured her perfectly...hope you have a great birthday Alicia...and don't have to catch anyone's throw-up in your hands! (and that you get to sleep in your own bed with your sweet hubby!)

Trezise Momma said...

Ohhhh, Dan! What a wonderful tribute to your awesome wife!! Happy Birthday, Alicia! You are a woman amoung women and truly one of my best friends! I hope you have a wonderful day and that the upcoming year brings you much, much happiness!
Love ya!!!

Katie H said...

Dan, this is a great tribute!

Amber said...

Ok I'll admit it I cried! That is so sweet and so true. Alicia you are the most beautiful person I know inside and out. I hope that you have a great birthday and a year filled with blessed moments:)

Jen said...

How romantic was that!?! First of all, I don't think my husband would even know how to long onto our blog, let alone post pictures!

Happy Birthday...and yes, you are incredible!!! Love ya!!!

Marcus, Amy, and Lola said...

oh dan, that is so sweet...and really does describe alicia perfectly! we love you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

...and i heard you were going to find out what you guys are having today! SO WHAT IS IT!?

yane said...

Great job, Dan! That's how we know and love you, Alicia! Hope your birthday didn't find you catching any throw up, though! :) Love you!