"Dylan, you're supposed to write NICE things on a birthday card! Telling Daddy that he's old isn't really nice!", I explained. "I didn't say he was old!", he protested. O... kay..., I sighed.
Jim does many things that drive me completely crazy, err... I mean one or two things at the most (cough), but he is a wonderful husband and he looks as good now as he did when I married him. But, the thing that makes him the most attractive to me is how he is with Dylan.
It's hard for a five year old to explain, but I know what he really wanted to say in his card was,
"Thanks Dad, for spending your "spare" time making things that you know will make ME happy".
"Thank you for taking the time to do projects with me".
"Thank you for being man enough to be so giving with your affection".
"Thank you for choosing to take ME when you get an extra sports ticket".
"Thank you for going along with my crazy ideas, and for being willing to be silly".
"Thank you for letting me "help", even when it would be easier not to".
"But, most of all, thank you for being there when I needed you, since the very beginning".
We love you, Jim! Thanks for all you do for us. Happy 47th Birthday! (It's really not a big number).