Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy 30th Birthday to My Love.

Today, is my husband's birthday. Today, Nick turns 30.

What a milestone! I feel so honored to be alongside him on this day.

Nick and I have been together since we were 15 years old. This birthday makes it official: literally half of our entire lives have been spent with one another. That fact is a little mind blowing. It also makes me feel so very blessed.


In spending half of your life with someone, you go through many different seasons with them. Lately, as in most seasons, Nick has been my rock. Sometimes I take a turn being the rock but, honestly, it's almost always him.

I found a new (to me) song recently that I can't stop listening to and, every time I listen to it, I think of Nick.



And Then You by Greg Laswell

How my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down
And how my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down

How my dreams they spin me 'round
And how my dreams they let me down
And how my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down

And then there's you
Then there's you
And then there's you
Then there's you

How my love it spins me 'round
And how my love it's let me down
And how my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down

And then there's you
Then there's you
And then there's you
Then there's you

You know I know the tune well
I've written it all myself if you can't tell 
With a melody that climbs and then falls, then falls, then falls 
Without you, without you 

How my days they spin me 'round 
And how today it sets me down 
And how my days they spin me 'round 
And how today it sets me down 

Alongside you 
Alongside you 
Alongside you

The song is a little dark and, beautiful.

Sometimes life is dark and, then there's Nick. My light.

He's pulled me through so much in the 15 years that we've been "Nick and Kalyn". Through our teenage years; our college years; navigating new adulthood; beginning our careers; buying our first home; grieving a miscarriage; starting a family and now, waiting for what's next. It's not always pretty but, he's always there. There's always Nick; my light in the dark, the one who always makes me laugh. The one who never lets me get lost along the way.

I am so proud to see my husband turn 30 today. In a lot of ways -- in the best ways -- he will always be a teenage kid in my eyes. However, before me today, stands a man. A man who, above all else in this world, loves his wife and daughter. A man who is God fearing. A man who is beyond generous and kind. A man who is strong in all the ways I admire. A man that can cook and bake, even better than his wife.


He is a hard-working and, honest man. He is a craftsman; a talented musician. And, as his daughter is being raised to believe, he is a man that can fix anything. {Okay, she believes it because it's pretty much true.}


In being with him for half of his lifetime, I can say that I always knew he'd become the man he is today because, he's always been this kind of man. He's funny, smart and insightful. He's everything I need and, I'm so thankful for all that time we've had together. I am so proud to be with him for this milestone birthday and, I pray for the opportunity to be with him for his next 30 years.

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your husband! To Nick I wish a Very Happy Birthday and for you, Nick and Piper--I wish all of you a very Happy New Year filled with love, health, happiness and prosperity! God Bless! Cindy R.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! Have a blessed new year! I am so thankful for your comment today! Take care :)

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