I'm sitting in the parking lot, waiting on this dude to get out of work in a few minutes. I figured I could take a moment to reflect and respond to his awesomeness for a minute. He's thirty-one this year. Which means soon he will be closer to 50 than 20.
This guy, whose heart is bigger than his house, is all mine. All 6 feet and 1 inch of him. His dark hair, meticulously groomed each day defines a bronzed face of olive skin. His shoulders stacked with definition. I can't tell you how long I had prayed for him before meeting him. Or how often I pray for him now. But I assure you- it's a lot.
He carries the groceries in for me- usually in one trip. He empties the garbage cans faithfully so I don't have to. He cleans all the vomit in our house- whenever it shows up- because he's just that amazing. He painstakingly chooses socks to match his bow ties, which are becoming a "trademark" of sorts to his attire.
But more than his physical attributes or the tasks he lovingly completes for me, he is steady and sure. He represents the love God has for me in an intimate and personal way. I've seen and heard him reading His Bible and praying God's promises over the kids and I. I've watched him help disciple young people over the last few years and change their lives to be more like Jesus. I've seen this man put up with my worst attitudes and beat days with grace and patients.
And today, is a celebration of him. A celebration of his honest character and his firm integrity under pressure. Thank you, Paco, for loving us- for loving me- the way that you do. Thank you for putting God first in order to love us fully and completely. Thank you for taking time each day to appreciate and care for us, as only you can do. Thank you for providing and working long hours to give financially to this team so I can stay home and live my dreams. Thank you for seeing the best in me, and pushing me towards it every day. Thank you for the kisses every day and night. Thank you for the hugs when I'm crying or stressed. Thank you for washing the big pots so I don't have to. I love you so. And I wish you nothing but the best this next year! Happiest birthday wishes to you!