Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday To My Sweet Husband!!!

So, today was Dirk's 40th Birthday! Wow! It is sooooooooooooooooo hard to believe that he is 40 years old today!!!! He was nineteen when I first met him.

I pray that he will have many more birthdays to come. I pray that God will continue to shine in and through him as Dirk continues to serve Him. I pray that Dirk will continue to be the worry- free guy that he's always been (I've always loved that about him). He's truly one of those people who will not worry about anything. I so wish that I could master this one! I pray that this new birthday year will be even better than the last one. I pray that Dirk will continue to be as happy and as content with his life as he's always been ever since he was a little boy. He never complains about life in general like most people do - including me at times. He truly lives one day at a time and enjoys the day at hand. I thank God for blessing me so many years ago with this feller!!

Dirk told me a little while ago that he really enjoyed his day today! I wanted to do the big 40th birthday party for him, but he requested months ago that I didn't. So, the girls and I took him to dinner at his favorite restuarant, Abuelo's. Woo hoo!!!

The girls were so sweet about wanting to buy their OWN gifts for him. Since they both do chores around the house, they have the opportunity to make some spending money. Jae had saved $10 and wanted to buy Dad the newest Stephen King book that ending up costing $10.81. Morgan convinced her that this would be a really good present for Dad so she ended up paying the tax for Jae. Morgan bought him a computer game. She spent all the money she had saved except for about $7. I tried to talk her out of it by saying that Dad would not want her to spend all of her money on him. As I think about how excited they were in buying Dad's gift, it pleases my heart to know that at such a young age that they are so giving and want to be a blessing to their Dad. So sweet!

And I have planned something very special for his 40th birthday. For several reasons, I am not going to go into the details about it now, but will post after it happens.

For now, just enjoy some pictures of my sweet husband's day with him and his girls!

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! We love you more than words can say!


Jennifer Raack said...

Awww! This made me cry!!!

Happy birthday Dirk!!!

Anonymous said...

What adorable pictures!! I am so glad that Dirk had a nice birthday. He does not look 40 at all!

Alicia said...

How sweet!!! Oh my gosh, he does not look 40 at all! I think I told you before that you have such a beautiful family! I can tell by your posts that you are also very sweet!!! What a blessing you must be to your family & friends!!

Lorrie said...

Oh Daphine what a sweet post. I love the pictures of Dirk and his girls and I love hearing how they picked out birthday presents for their Dad! He sounds like a terrific husband and a great Dad too--you are very blessed. I met my husband when we were both 19years old and I love him more than ever.

Can't wait to hear more about the birthday surprise!

Rebeckah said...

Awwwwwwwwww. I LOVE it! I love that Dirk is not a worrier : ). Oh my goodness, do I need that trait! I hope he has a wonderful 40th year as well. How can he not, with 2 AMAZING daughters and 1 AMAZING wife : )!

April said...

How sweet is that??? Happy Birthday to Dirk!! Looks like he had a wonderful 40th!!! The pictures show just how close you all are and how much love you have for each other. You can see it in all of your faces and Dirk looks especially happy to be surrounded by his beautiful girls.

I can hardly wait to hear what you have planned for him! The curiosity is eating away at me, Daphine! PLEASE, don't leave us hanging too long!!!

Have a terrific Monday!!

Wendy said...

Can't wait to hear the secret you have planned!!! great pictures as always daphine! Happy Birthday Dirk!!!!!

Stacey said...

How sweet. A man who is not a worrier is a rare thing.

It's so great that your girls wanted to buy those gifts. You are teaching them well!

Happy Birthday Dirk!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Dirk! He's sure got a lot of great women in his life :)

Sandy Toes said...

How sweet!!! Happy Birthday!
-sandy toes

Elizabeth said...

Wow!! Beautiful pictures, what a beautiful family!

Your daughters sound so giving and happy.

Happy Birthday Dirk!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Dirk! Sounds like you all had a great day together. Can't wait to hear about the rest you planned! Oh, and your hair looks great in those pictures!

Jessica & Matt said...

SO SWEET!!! Happy Birthday, Dirk! I knew it was coming up, but I didn't realize it was yesterday!!!

Angela said...

You have a wonderful family! thanks for sharing it with us :)

Annikke said...

That is a beautiful post, the pictures are wonderful!

Andrea said...

Yay! Happy birthday, Dirk!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those are great pictures and you are all so blessed to have each other! Happy 40th! That is awesome!

Lorrie said...

Daphine, check WalMart for a copy of Twilight if you have one near you. They have the best prices!

Debra said...


Happy Birthday to Dirk! What a beautiful blessing to have such a wonderful hubby & family!

I pray your day was blessed. ((hugs)) to you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday brother-in-law!!
I know Daphine and the girls made it an excellent day for you.

You do not look 40!! You go boy(LOL)

Oh... Morgan had some new pictures posted on her myspace, where did yall take them?

I love the new family picture!! It would make a great Christmas card.

We need talk about Thanksgiving!!
We are just taking it one day at a time.

Lucy is becoming weaker and weaker.
(Pat is coming Thursday)

I haven't read your bullentins in awhile; I am glad I got updated because they put me in a better mood.

Love ya,
Vickie(baby sister)

You have a lot of new friends. When things settle down I promise to at least try the world of blogging.

Jennifer said...

What a sweet post....happy birthday to your sweetheart. You have a beautiful family - both in pictures and the way you all love one another.

Anonymous said...

Soo sweet!

Your girls are such ladies... very pretty.

Happy Birthday!! :)

April said...

Hi Daphine!

I tried posting a comment on your newest post, but the comment link isn't showing. I don't know what happened! I will try, again, later.

That song is very powerful...I've never heard it before. Thank you so much for posting it on a day when so many of us are stressed about it being Election Day. Helps to keep everything in the proper perspective.

Blessings to you today, my friend!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Dirk! He does not look 40!

Denise said...

Hope your husband enjoyed his birthday. You have such a lovely family.

Christy said...

BEAUTIFUL testimony to your husband. It's so wonderful to read a wife praising and lifting her husband up!

It's late, but happy belated birthday to your husband!

God Bless