Mar 31, 2014

if only you could meet him


If you're not someone who already knows my husband in real life, I wish you could meet him.


The first thing you'd probably notice about him is that he's a little disheveled, maybe a little dirty even.  But don't worry, it's just because he's been working hard all day, and then playing hard, too.

Then, because he's never met a stranger in his life, you'd notice his accent.  You might chuckle a little to yourself about it or ask where in the world he's from, as people have been known to do.  You'd probably be surprised to hear that he's only from as far South as Virginia.

You'd soon find out that he's traveled a bit and has had some quite impressive and unusual life experiences for someone of his age and means.

You'd learn that he has hobbies and interests, many of them, but that he's not just talk… that, in fact, he actually excels at everything he puts his mind to.

After just a few minutes, you'd know that behind this casual, unassuming exterior, is a truly good man. One wise beyond his years, who lives every day of his life to the fullest. One who is constantly striving to be the absolute best that he can be, taking no credit for himself, but appreciating each blessing in his life as a precious gift.


You'd wish him a happy 28th birthday, and you'd mean it when you say it's been very nice to meet him.  

And never in your life will you know another man quite like Riley.

18 comments:

  1. Awww I love this ode to your husband! Happy Birthday Riley!

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  2. Well, Happy Birthday to Riley! This was a sweet tribute.

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  3. This is so very sweet! Happy, happy birthday to Riley!

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  4. Aww this is so sweet!! :) Happy birthday Riley!! I'm sure Gidget and Allison will do a great job making you feel extra loved today!

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  5. Awe, this is sweet! Happy birthday, Riley!

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  6. This is too cute. You tell him the Lady Okie wishes him a very happy birthday. I swear, Jordan and Riley might be long-lost brothers or something. The scruff likeness is uncanny. You know, when they both don't have giant beards ;)

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  7. Almost didn't recognize him without the beard. Happy Birthday to him. It sounds like he is a man of great character and depth.

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  8. aw, this was perfect. Happy Birthday!

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  9. This is such a sweet post Allison! Happy birthday to your love monkey! :)

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  10. Love this ode to your husband!
    He is very handsome looking, and I'm deeply in awe of the big adventure you three just did. He must be a special guy.
    Happy Birthday!

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  11. This is such a sweet post. Happy Birthday to him! Where is he from in VA? I grew up in Roanoke. :)

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  12. Well that was just the sweetest post! You are such a lovely person via your blog, it only makes sense that you have such an amazing fella as your partner.
    Happy Birthday to him!

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  13. Cutest little wifey post, ever ;) Adorable. Happy Birthday, Riley!

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  14. Oh my stars I love this post!!

    Happy birthday to an awesome man.

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  15. Happy birthday to your husband!!

    What a fun way to celebrate him in writing!

    -Amy

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  16. This is the sweetest post!! I feel the same about my husband- I wish everyone could meet him! I think that says a lot about our men :)

    Hope he had a great birthday!

    -Emily

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