The Old Man

Friday, June 17, 2011

Today is Tony's birthday.

The big old 3-0.

As anyone who's spouse or they themselves have hit this milestone know that there is a certain uncertainty to the year. I don't understand how the 23 year old that I first met, is now 30 years old.
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How has that time passed us so quickly?

Because really, it has. It's flown by. All the while, with all of our missteps and miscues, Tony and I began our life together.

And before we knew it we were solidly a family. Complete with child.
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[First time Tony held Isaac. Dang hormones . . . ]

The man who I chose as my confidant, best friend and lover, became a father. And if there was ever a role for Tony to fill, he was made to love on his family.
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Through all of the sleepless nights [ie sleeping in the morning].
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To all of the quiet moments.
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Tony has really taken to being a Dad, in every facet.
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Clearly he loves to joke with his little bud.
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Anything to hear Isaac's belly laugh.
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But what I think really makes Tony tick is teaching Isaac and watching him take the world in.
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And don't get me wrong, he's not only good for rough housing and teaching, Tony and I have been partners in raising Isaac from day one. He will not shirk from disciplining or changing a diaper.
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My favorite part of observing Isaac is how much he is just like his father. There are certainly worse people to end up emulating.
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Primarily, I see Tony's persistence, intelligence and love in Isaac, let alone those good looks.
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Let's visit those good looks.
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Sorry, I'm easily distracted.
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Tony, you constantly tell me that I am your rock, but just as readily as Isaac trusts you to jump into your arms, know that our family is guided by your direction.
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I know that every decision you make is for the best of our family.
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All of our family.
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I can't wait to see what the future holds by your side. God couldn't have made a more perfect match. Thank you for putting up with me [constant state of annoyance, lack of organization/cleanliness, etc].

Are you still happy with where this relationship is going?

Happy birthday and Father's Day!

7 comments:

*claire* said...

awww so sweet. gave me chills :)

happy birthday to him :)

Julia said...

so sweet. love this tribute. and you better be careful calling thirty 'old' miss thang. Your day will come soon enough! :)

Melissa said...

I teared up reading this. So sweet! And I agree with Julia- the closer I get to 30, the less "old" it looks :).

Andrea said...

Sweet, Leah. Tony and Isaac are very blessed to have you in their lives!

I think I had a harder time with Jim turning 30 than he did! We met when he was 22 [I was 21] and I just couldn't believe how "oooold" we were getting, even though I still had about 18 more months in my 20's :) To know that we have been together for 9 years just blows. me. away!

Happy Birthday Tony!

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Aww. Really sweet. Love the tribute & the sweet pics of Tony & Isaac.

Bethany said...

Such a beautiful post Leah! I love seeing the old pictures of Hope your family enjoyed your weekend.

Bree said...

Nothing like getting teary eyed at work! Probably because I can nod my head agreeably with the things you say about him and how I feel about my own husband. What a beautiful post. Happy Birthday to Tony!

 

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