Monday, March 20, 2006

Happy Birthday Madelene!

We’ve been through a lot together. The past twelve years that I have been getting to know you—I still have so much to learn about you. You surprise me everyday with new ideas and a new outlook on life. You encourage me, you lift my spirits up and you always let me know you love me. You show me unconditional love by not only your words, but with your actions. You speak to me from your heart; you do everything from your heart and it shows. You’re a beautiful person inside and out. You show love to people around you whether you know them or not. Your inner spirit proves to be an old soul, but it also shows how young at heart you really are. You don’t let another birthday intimidate you—you welcome it with opened arms. You embrace each age so gracefully; like a fine wine. You keep getting more beautiful with each day—with each year. I find you more beautiful than I did when I first met you.
You’re my best friend. You understand me and you don’t judge me. You know that I have made mistakes and sometimes slip up every once in a while---but you except that I’m human and always forgive me. You treat me like no one has ever treated me before. No one can fill your shoes. Many people can claim to be your best friend, but when the tough times roll around---they’re gone. After twelve years, we still go out together, laugh together and spend time with friends & family. That’s important to me. You have family values, you love the Lord, and you treasure each moment of life to the fullest.

My three year old niece calls you “Magic”---because she can’t pronounce the name, “Madelene”. People think she’s saying it wrong. I don’t think she is. You are magic; you are everything that’s mystical and unbelievable. You make people happy. You make me happy. We have shared so many good times together. I truly can’t see my life without you. Even when we separated for those few years, we were still together hanging out like best friends. We can’t part. It’s not natural. Our foundation of our relationship is pure friendship. We laugh together all the time and to me---that’s what’s most important. My mother said that if you can laugh with whoever you’re with, then they’re definitely a keeper.

So Magic, happy birthday to you. Thank you for giving me so many years of happiness and joy. Thank you Mima for giving birth to my favorite girl in the world. And thank you God for giving me one of His angels to spend my life with. I’m truly blessed.

Finally found someone, who knocks me off my feet,
I finally found the one, who makes me feel complete.
It started over coffee,
We started off as friends,
Its funny how from simple things,
The best things begin.
This time it's different,
It's all because of you,
It's better than it's ever been,
Cause we can talk it through...
My favorite line,
Was can I call you sometime?
Its all you had to say,
To take my breath away.
This is it,
Oh I finally found someone,
Someone to share my life,
I finally found the one,
To be with everynight
Cause whatever I do, it's just got to be you
My life has just begun,
I finally found someone
Did I keep you waiting?
I didn't mind.
I apologize.
Baby thats fine. I will wait forever just to know you were mine.
You know I love your hair, are you sure it looks right?
I love what you wear, isn't it too tight?
Your exceptional, I cant wait for the rest of my life...
Cause whatever I do, it's just got to be you
Oh my life has just begun...I finally found...someone. ~Bryan Adams & Barbara Streisand I love you... Thank you for coming into my life and making it so much better!


TrappedInColorado said...

If I wasn't a man I'd have tears in my eyes. But, seeing that I am a hell of a man who is in touch with his feminine side I did get the warm fuzzies reading this.

Send me a lock of your hair so I can have you cloned. I'll take my chances that the Duplicate Deb will be hetero.

Send my happy birthday sentiments to Magic and, Deb, know that you are envied.


Mike said...

Top of the day Fraggle..and Happy birthday Madeline!

Very sweet post Deb.

You two have a great day today!!!

Grant said...

Hippy Bertday to Madalene. Although you've had too many reasons to celebrate here lately. Don't make me go voodou on you. :p

Miranda said...

Awww...what a beautiful post. Happy B-day Madalene. You two are both so lucky to have found each other.

Madelene Rose said...

HaPPy BiRTHdaY MaDeLeNe!! :D

Deb, this post is soo sweeeet!! :D

Cheryl said...

Aw that is so sweet! Happy Birthday to Medelene!

Shannin said...

How very lucky you both are... I've missed reading you... Happy Birthday to M!

Åsa said...

What a wonderful post! How wonderful your love is!

Happy Birthday Madelene and happy Love Deb!

Nettie said...

Happy bday, Magic!

Saur♥Kraut said...

What a touchingly wonderful tribute. Happy Birthday, Magic!

~Deb said...

Thanks everyone! Madelene says thank you as well. She’s not feeling so well, so I’m cooking dinner for her tonight instead. We have this thing called “birthday week”. Just gives us a reason to celebrate more. We started on Friday and we’re a bit fizzled out today. I appreciate everyone wishing her a happy birthday. I’ve been neglecting the blog for quite a bit lately, but I will be back to status quo.

the depressed nurse said...

Happy Birthday to Madeline! It's a special day for me too, it's my sons third birthday.

Romeo Jensen said...

awwwwww Deb... that was beautiful and...

Tillykke med din fødselsdag
Tillykke med din fødselsdag
Tillykke med fødselsdagen kære Maddy
Tillykke med din fødselsdag

Romeo Jensen said...

oh LOL that was the Happy Birthday song in Danish

velvet said...

One couldn't ask for a better birthday gift than what you gave to Madelene in this post.

:phil: said...

Happy Birthday!
Ain't love grand!

barman said...

You two are the perfect gift for each other. Just the right size, no need to exchange and it is excactly what you wanted. I so love these posts about you and Madeline. Madeline is pure magic expecially when you see what she does to you.

Happy birthday Madeline. I hope the remainder of your birthday week gets even better day by day. I am so glad that you and Deb found each other. You so are ment for each other.

Thank you for making me feel all warm inside Deb. This post was awesome as always.

kathi said...

Happy Birthday Maddy! May God bless you and keep you safe in the palm of His hand all the days of your life.

Deb ~ this was a wonderful expression of love. I know that you know how blessed you are and that the two of you live your lives in a state of thanksgiving. God blesses that. Obviously. I love you both.

DSMars said...

Happy birthday, Madeline!

becca said...

Happy birthday Madelene! May the both of you be happy always!

Pittchick said...

Happy Birthday Madeline!

You both look so happy together!

Shannon said...

Awwww Happy Birthday Madelene!! You gals were made to love each other.. I always loved that song by Brain Adams.. it's beautiful!!


The Stevo in H-Town said...

Better late than never....HAPPY BITHDAY MADELINE!!!!!!!!!!

Da Boyz atda Jammy

AWE said...

Sorry I missed this post yesterday, that was very nice. Please tell Madelene Happy Belated Birthday and that I am sorry I missed telling her earlier.

mal said...

aaahhhhhhhhhh *S*

CP said...

Ahem. Tell my future wife to check YOUR email account.

Thank you for taking care of her for me until I get there.