Monday, April 27, 2009

Marvelous Monday :: My birthday boy

So let's face it: I love photos. I love taking them. I love editing them. I love talking about them. I love giving them to people.

But maybe most of all, I love looking at them. Which is a good thing, of course, because that is, after all, the reason photos were created. To be viewed. To be enjoyed. To be treasured.

I have a ton of photos loaded on my phone so I can have them with me at all times. Several times a day, I catch myself flipping through the photos on my phone, reliving the moments they contain. And I'm not ashamed to admit that this is always, 100% of the time, without fail the photo I always see first:


It's not surprising that this guy always gets my attention first because (other than Jesus) he's just my favorite thing in the whole wide world. And today, my favorite thing in the whole world is turing 29. I"m going to celebrate him today because the day he came into world was a pretty great day. Pretty great indeed.

There are so many things about Jon that make me love him... I could probably fill up more than a few pages just listing all the great things about him, but today when I was thinking about how much I love him, I was struck by the fact that he shoots weddings with me just about every Saturday. Yeah, he trades a lazy day of sleeping in for a long day of work with me. He loves me so greatly and wants me to succeed so much that he saw my passion for photography, took the time to learn all about it, and devoted his weekends to helping me make a career out of something I only dreamed was ever possible. And, he's pretty dang good at it too.

In addition to that, he's the best daddy our little baby could ever hope to have. It's not surprising that watching the two of them together makes me love Jon even more.

I think he's pretty marvelous, but that's no secret.

Happy birthday, babe.