The rest of my days: A birthday letter for my husband

Today is Craig’s birthday and I can’t think of a better way to wish him a happy birthday than to share my thoughts with him here.

That is truly one of the hazards of being married to a blogger. 

Happy birthday, babe.

Although it’s your birthday, my mind is filled with all of the gifts that you’ve given me.

There are a handful of things that I am sure of in life and one of those is that you were born for me…for this life that we’ve built.

How do I know this?


Your strength and determination ease fears that I’ve carried throughout my life.

Your calm softens the sharp edges of my anxiety.

Your have protected, cushioned, and loved me through our struggles to build our family.

Your unflappable nature reassures me that together, we can face anything with grace.

Your amazing sense of humor brings out my silly side and keeps me from taking myself and life too seriously.

You have brought a sense of stability to my life that I’ve always dreamed of that has made me feel safe enough to reach for my dreams.

You are truly everything I ever dreamed of.

Since you entered my life, babe, you have made every day feel like my birthday.

I will spend the rest of my days showing you how grateful I am to call you my husband and best friend.

May your day be wonderful.

I love you beyond words,



  1. What a sweet letter & great bday gift!

  2. jenn

    So sweet !! :)

  3. Kimberly

    Such a sweet letter. Happy Birthday Craig!

  4. Peggy

    I knew this post would make me teary eyed. Nice letter Nichole. I so love hearing (reading) the love.

  5. angela

    This is so sweet, and I love that you (and Craig!) have found the person who complements you so very well. Happy Birthday Craig!!

  6. Happy Birthday, Craig! I hope you two have a great day celebrating with your beautiful family. :)

  7. Elizabeth

    What a beautiful way to express your birthday wishes for your hubby! Happy Birthday, Craig!

  8. Sherri

    Such a sweet post…and a very Happy Birthday to the man who makes my special friend so complete.

  9. Alison l MWT

    Beautiful, sweet post. Happy Birthday Craig!

  10. So so so beautiful. Happy Birthday Craig. I hope that you get to eat that scrumptious cupcake in the header…cause I want to make out with it every time I visit!!

  11. Megan -Best of Fates

    Happy Birthday Craig! What a beautiful, sweet love note.

  12. John

    That Craig fella is a lucky guy. Happy birthday.

  13. julie gardner

    The love you two share lives in every word you write.
    And when you share this love, it's not only a gift to each other, it's a gift to us.

    I wish you both a year full of birthdays.

  14. thisismynewmoon

    Happy birthday, Craig! What a sweet letter – thank you for sharing it with us.

  15. twertman

    A beautiful letter and a beautiful love. xoxo

  16. katie

    I love you guys. you're the greatest! I hope Craig's birthday was the best!

  17. Gift

    Very lovely message

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