Happy 30th Birthday, Chris!

2013-06-08 09.11.32

2013-06-08 09.11.32

Dear Pookey,

Welcome to your 30’s!  I can’t believe that we have actually been together for half our lives now.  In some ways that feels impossible.  I still get butterflies when you kiss me, I still smile when I get a text from you, I still giggle inside when someone says “Mrs. Brown.”   But in other ways, it feels like I have known you my whole life.  Maybe that is because anything of real importance began when you took my hand for the first time over 15 years ago.  I think I knew even back then that you and I would one day have the life that we are living now.  I just didn’t know how much I would love this life.  I didn’t know how special it would feel to be your wife, how full my heart would be when I saw you with our kids, or how rich our life would seem even when our bank account didn’t agree.

I know there are lots of things we don’t have.  We dream of things we want, places we want to visit, dreams we want to accomplish, but the truth is that if none of those things ever happened – if this life today, here and now – was all that we ever had, I would still have everything because I have you.  Everything else is icing on the birthday cake.

Here’s to your next 30 years, sweetheart.  If they are half as good as the first 30, then I think you’re in for a wild ride!

Your Kate

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15 Thoughts to “Happy 30th Birthday, Chris!”

  1. kk

    Happy Birthday Chris! Have a wonderful birthday

  2. beth

    Happy Birthday Chris! Have a great day!

  3. Claire S

    Happy Happy Birthday Chris! Have a wonderful day full of love and sunshine 🙂 p.s turns out being 30 is not so bad!

  4. Jenn V

    Our husband have birthdays right around the same time (Saturday), he just turned 30 as well. Happy Birthday Chris!

  5. Happy birthday Chris! May you have many more!
    (And can I say I can’t believe you two are so young and so settled. Would that be the word? You are way more responsible and together than I’m sure I’ll be in just a few years. 🙂 )

  6. jamie

    my 17yo daughter just listened to me read your letter to chris | we cried | we love high school sweethearts | happy birthday chris

  7. Happy birthday Chris! I guess this means you get a video every decade now? Upgrade! You’re a great dad and hubby so you definitely deserve a fun birthday. P.S. Katie, we are 4-5 months older than our husbands. More proof that we’re imaginary soul mates! In case you didn’t know..

  8. Beanie, Gracie & Tillman's Nana

    Watching this video makes it hard to imagine you were the same teenager sneaking over to our house in the middle of the night talking to Kate through her bedroom screen window! Happy Birthday, Chris. You’re a wonderful son-in-law as well as husband and father. Love you!

  9. Happy Birthday Chris. The 30’s are the BEST decade. Enjoy!

  10. Teresa W

    Loved the letter and the video. I am fast approaching 60. The next 30 go by quickly. Hold on and enjoy!

  11. Happy Birthday, Chris!

  12. Happy birthday Mr Confessions!

  13. Wow! Happy 30th BD to Chris! he is so ahead of his time, so lucky to build this life you have and so young, that means that you have many years left to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Christina

    What a moving dedication to your husband! What website did you use to do the video? Migh have to steal this idea!

  15. Happy birthday chris!
    how did you make the video?

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