Yes is true! My husband Jay turns the big 4-0 today!
How to you show your love for someone who has given so much of himself to his family, who has put up with my crazy behind through thick and thin. He is my best friend, the person to whom I can tell everything(no matter how crazy) and even if he doesn't understand...he listens. He has done his best to put his family first, oftentimes in place of his own needs. I knew from the moment I met Jay that he was someone special....and then one day, a kiss cemented that forever.
Now, here we are almost fifteen years later. We've adopted two amazing children and taken on three more. Our lives are filled with things that have to be done yesterday. Some days we are running with the needle on empty...but running anyway. But its sometimes life puts your blessings in perspective for you...
(is that Ricky Schroeder from Silver Spoons?...nope...that is Jay(left), age 10, and his mom, older sister, and younger brother)
Our doctors office called to talk to jay without saying why and after a blood test thats enought to freak anyone out. The spector of cancer returned again as both of us sweat bullets until we found out why they called. It turned out all they wanted was to remind him to re-up his hepatitus vaccinations!...ARGGGG!! we both had assumed the worst! Why do they DO that?!
(above)Jay during his military days stationed in Hawaii. What a hottie! (below) Civilian life after the army. Being a young man coming to terms with his sexuality... and nice legs!
What made all of this harder for Jay was remembering when we was young and never expecting to reach his 40th birthday. The young man who summoned enough courage to attempt suicide on a rural county bridge never thought he would make it to see this day. Now he has a husband and family....and his fortieth birthday is on the horizon...and then this happens. It scared the heck out of both of us but none so much as Jay himself.
On this day when we celebrate the day that Jay was born into the world, it comes with the realisation that it has been a hard road getting to this point...and that there were some times when he came awfully close to not being here at all.
Jay graduates from college...yay!
Jay and I when we had just started dating in our 20's:
Happy Birthday Jay!
P.S. As a part of celebrating his birthday...Jay, I, and the kids will be taking the weekend off in Las Vegas! Believe me, what happens in Vegas, will not stay in Vegas and we will fill you all in early next week when blogging resumes.
Until next time dear readers....