Words cannot really describe the love I hold for this “old man.” He jokes that he’s an old man, because he loves playing records, watching Elvis movies & being traditional in every way. And that is EXACTLY why is he loved by so many. Because in this day in age, he’s basically a unicorn. 🦄 But he is EXACTLY what this world needs more of!
But I don’t see him as an old man … When I look at this tall, red, talented & kind man … I see a prince.
Some days I truly believe, if he didn’t exist – I wouldn’t exist. The lengths he has gone to care for me, would bring tears to anyone’s eyes. In fact, looking through these memories I have had nothing but tears. I am so madly in love with him, that it’s truly maddening. I would
give my very life, just to make sure he is safe. And if anything ever happened to him, it would only be the deepest grace of God that I would survive. That is how much I love this man.
I know life doesn’t last forever, but what I do know is – I have loved him forever. He was the dream of my heart, before I even knew it. So many days in my singleness, I would doubt God even had marriage for me … But then I would get upset, because I desired it SO MUCH… And finally, my “someday” happened.
Every year, I do some silly theme for his birthday… “You’re 32 & we’re stuck like glue!” … “Lucky 33 to be marryin’ me!” (This was the year we were engaged) … “You’re 34 & we have so many more!”
And this year … I got nothin. Not for lack of trying, believe me. I’ve racked my brain for a good, catchy theme, but I just cannot bring myself to be so silly this time. Maybe because his birthday is the BEST day of my life & I’ve grown to realize that.
Before I was ever a thought in my parents’ heads … He existed. And he existed for God’s glory & my good.
The heart in this man makes me cry. I’m so humbled the Lord would count me worthy to be his wife. So many days I feel helpless, useless. But Edward ensures me that I’m everything he ever wanted.
So if you love me at all, thank God for HIM today. He’s the one holding “Holly’s Heart” & he’s the one keeping me above ground. And that is the honest truth.
I love you with every thing I have to love another. Happy Birthday, my polish prince.