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.

Clearly he loves to joke with his little bud.
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Anything to hear Isaac's belly laugh.

But what I think really makes Tony tick is teaching Isaac and watching him take the world in.

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.

My favorite part of observing Isaac is how much he is just like his father. There are certainly worse people to end up emulating.

Primarily, I see Tony's persistence, intelligence and love in Isaac, let alone those good looks.

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.

I know that every decision you make is for the best of our family.

All of our family.

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!


claire @ a peachtree city life said...

awww so sweet. gave me chills :)

happy birthday to him :)

Julia Goolia 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 :).

Unknown 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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