The Mr. Turns 4-0!

My husband is  a rockstar – always has been, always will be. I could tell you all the fun things I have planned for this weekend, or  just how much I love birthdays, but I’ve decided to write him a letter instead. Honey, this one’s for you.

Dear Scott,

Thank God your mom gave birth to you 40 years ago. And, I’m thanking my even luckier stars that I married you and we’ve shared 16 years of marriage together. Some people say that birthdays are depressing, especially as you hit the big milestones of a new decade.

I say they haven’t lived.

For 40 years, you’ve been showing the world how to love. You are an amazing man of principle, yet I still haven’t met anyone that has a cross word to say about you. You are proof that you can be convicted in your beliefs, yet genuine enough to draw people in of every different background.

You’ve taught me to hold my tongue, sleep on my anger and delete a cross email. So far, you’ve never been wrong. (Did you hear that? Now you have written proof I told you that you’re right!)

I love that the kids adore you. Like, “DADDY’S HOME!”, screaming at the top of their lungs, adore you. It is a tremendous gift that our boys get to see what a father should be by watching you.

You put up with me and that deserves all sorts of reasons for your pending canonization to the sainthood. From honey-do lists to sewing projects, organization ideas to cooking ideas, you smile as you help and always say, “Just tell me what you want me to do, dear.”

God gave you a gift – and it is supremely awesome you use it to build up the kingdom of God.

You love the Aggies. Actually, you adore the Aggies. To me, God created no greater fan than you. I really do believe your blood officially runs maroon. 18 years ago, the Texas A&M student body got it right when they elected you as yell leader.

You are funny. Everyday you make me laugh.

I love that today you’re celebrating a milestone. 40 years. Forty. We’ve created a family and gone from two people to seven. We’ve accumulated four degrees, lots of cars, three houses, a few cross-country moves and a conversion of faith. But the greatest gift today, doesn’t come from me, it’s you. You are such a gift to our family and to all who know you.

May today be the start of another great 40+ years together. Go make it a great day, sweetheart.

Happy birthday.





  1. Kathleen on October 19, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful for words for what sounds like a real stand up guy. Happy Birthday to him!

  2. Marie on October 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Sounds like you are truly meant for each other. Enjoy his birthday celebrations!

  3. Verda on October 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Well-said and heartfelt! Although I don’t know Scott nearly as well as I’d like to, I can say that your words are so true! May God continue to bless your family and, Scott, remember, “Life begins at 40”! Enjoy every minute. Have a great weekend and many more years!


  4. Diane on October 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I also am very Blessed to have a brilliant and amazing Husband, who is loving and supportive a wonderful role model to our four children and 1st Grandchild.. I thank God every day for such a lovely Husband… A very Happy Birthday to your Hubby.. :))

  5. Jennifer on October 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

    This is lovely! I especially love that Scott taught you to delete a cross e-mail…that is a skill I think every good husband teaches his wife! Mine did the same 🙂 Happy Birthday Scott!

  6. Lisa Davenport on October 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Scott! You both are amazing people! Love you guys!

  7. India on October 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTT!!! It’s easy for me to remember your birthday (wink). I think Kathryn and I both hit the lottery when we met you and Mr Roderick…..I hope you have a great weekend.

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