In case facebook didn’t already alert you, today is Chelsea’s birthday… I wanted to do my best to spoil her a bit; to let her have the weekend and today off, and part of that is to take over this morning’s blogging responsibility. Normally, when I write a blog, I have in mind pretty well what I want to say. I may have to flesh out some details, and drag things around into the order I want them, but the general idea is there. This morning, as I write this, I’m a bit at a loss for what I should say to my sweetheart of more than 8 years now. What do you say to the person who is the biggest blessing of your life? To the woman who gave you your children, the next biggest blessings? How do you thank her for the passion and vision that turned into a business that supports your entire family? I don’t know if I really can… At least not adequately.
I’m sitting here listening to her favorite music, browsing through old photographs, hoping something sticks out to me. I thought about the very first birthday she celebrated with me, when I took her to a concert, and we got home WAY too late (and made it even later by saying goodbye). I thought about the dozens of lame ways I’ve tried to tell her how much she means to me… Ask her some time what the letter R means 😉
But eventually, I have to realize I stink at this, and I turn to the guy who always seems to say what I want to say better than I can say it… Happy birthday, sweetheart– From me and Brad Paisley!