Today is Jon's 30Th birthday and I want to wish him a very Happy Birthday! As I was pondering what to write for him I was going through some pictures of his birthday last year. The kids and I decorated with balloons and banners and made him a special dinner. The kids had so much fun playing with the balloons and waiting for Daddy to come home. Going back and watching those videos makes my heart so sad. Sad because this year we won't have Lindsay with us to help celebrate her Daddy's birthday. But I am sure she will be watching and celebrating in heaven. I am so thankful we have so many memories and special times that we as a family can go back and look at. Jon is the greatest Daddy in the world to our kids. I love to watch him play with them and even now to watch Tanner being his helper. I love listening to Tanner and Jon working in the basement together and to hear what they talk about.
Jon, I hope that your birthday today is extra special. I am so glad that God has given you to me and that for 10 years we have stuck together through some hard times. I couldn't have asked for a better Daddy for my kids. Your tender heart, big hugs, making the kids laugh, and the care that you give them is amazing. Lindsay Bear was so special to you and I know how much your arms ache for her. But I am so thankful that one day we will get to see her again. I hope that in some small way you will be able to feel her presence today and know how much she loves you. I love you so much and I thank you for being the best husband in the world!
Daddy, I love you very much and I miss you like crazy. I hope you have a fun birthday. Thanks for being the best Daddy to me and Tanner. Love, Lindsay Bear
Daddy, I hope you have a good birthday. I love you, Tanner
Here is a little video of the kids wishing Jon a Happy Birthday! (2-14-08)
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