The sky was painted with hues of gold as the sun came up on another glorious day. I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty surrounding me, knowing that it paled in comparison to the woman who holds my heart. Today is my wife’s 36th birthday, and I am filled with gratitude and excitement as we celebrate the quirks that make her the extraordinary person she is.
From the moment I met her, I knew there was something different about this woman, who would become the love of my life. Her vibrant spirit, warm smile, and unconventional ways attracted me like a moth to a flame. As our relationship blossomed, I began to discover the adorable quirks that defined her unique essence.
The birthday celebrations began with an early morning discussion about the books she is reading while we feasted on homemade waffles. She told me about how she had received a thoughtful reply to an email she sent to the producer of a podcast we both enjoy, as we giggled over the small silly jokes and things that most people overlook. She has a way of appreciating the beauty and joy in the smallest of things, reminding me to be present in every moment. I admire her ability to embrace the weird and wonderful, even in the most unexpected places.
We made bagel pizzas together for lunch, and as evening approached, I set about preparing her birthday dinner. I had offered to make her a birthday cake, or prepare a fantastic feast. Her request was to have one of her favorite delicacies—a thanksgiving sandwich consisting of sliced turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, adorned with number candles.
We laughed and reminisced about how we first met on Twitter, our adventures together, our spontaneous road trips, and the time she came to see my farm in Vermont for the very first time. Her quirks have shaped our lives, filling them with magic and wonder, and I cherish every moment we share.
We ended the night with a quiet celebration as we watched old episodes of one of her favorite television shows. The stars twinkled above us, mirroring the love and happiness that filled my heart. As I looked into her eyes, I couldn’t help but think of how lucky I am to have found my perfect match—my beautiful quirk-mate.
My wife’s quirky nature has taught me the importance of embracing life’s peculiarities and finding joy in the unexpected. Her presence has enriched my life beyond measure, and I am grateful for the love and laughter we share. Today, and every day, I celebrate the woman who has shown me the true meaning of love, and I look forward to a lifetime of adventures and quirks with her by my side.
May 8, 2023