Happy Birthday Whitney
(substitute bogger: not-at-all-hip slightly older dad)
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Did you all know that it is Whitney’s Birthday? It is. She was born 25 years ago on this very day; happy birthday, Whitney.
Whitney rarely uses this blog to talk about how amazing she is. Today I will do it for her. Some people may ask me, why? Well, Whitney is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. She does so much for me and others, and deserves a little public recognition. I could go on forever about this wonderful wife and mother, but for her birthday:
25 things that I admire about Whitney
1- Happy – an emotion that she likes to spread around.
2- Trusting – sometimes too trusting, but she wants to trust people.
3- Selfless – whether it is me in school or the kids’ health, she has a history of putting her needs behind the needs and comforts of others.
4- A good cook – she continues to make delicious, nutritious food even though 70% of time the kids turn their noses up and refuse to eat.
5- A creative writer, with a style that makes me smile – you all keep coming back to her blog; you probably agree.
6- Friendly – She is good at jumping in to friendships, which has served her well throughout her life as she’s moved around the country.
7- Thrifty – Whitney is constantly out to get a good deal; she has an amazing ability to weigh the deal and only jumps on the very best ones, even if walking away is painful.
8- Hard working – You’ve seen what our kids do; our house would not be standing without her hard work.
9- Compassionate – If someone is hurting, she looks for a way to help.
10- Stubborn – She will not back down from a point that is important to her.
11- Passionate – an attribute that permeates all parts of her life, increasing the intensity of all other traits.
12- Smart – Did anybody know that she was valedictorian at her high school?
13- Knowledgeable – Whitney doesn’t accept things on a whim; she is an independent thinker that wants to understand – especially before she passes information on.
14- Strong – Sometimes I call her “sherpa” because she’ll come in from the car carrying a kid in each hand with several grocery bags draped from her wrists.
15- Positive – No matter how tough life gets, Whitney looks up.
16- An art enthusiast – I love to go to museums with Whitney because the art evokes such emotion in her. She loves it and it brightens her life.
17- An avid reader – It amazes me how fast she can get through a book – they aren’t just novels either, Whitney reads a variety of books (see point 13).
18- Loquacious – I admire this trait because it is definitely one that I lack. Whitney is happy to engage in conversation with anyone, she also has a notable vocabulary.
19- Supportive – Whitney sees things that are important to me and makes sure that I can excel at them. I would have never made it through graduate school without her.
20- Beautiful – I love her. Even in the morning before she gets ready, I still think she looks great.
21- Adventurous – She is not afraid to try new things. I tested this one a lot while we were dating.
22- Fun – she likes it, and is a girl that really just wants to have it.
23- Loyal – She does not participate in gossip, and will cut someone off if they start.
24- Genuine – What you see is what you get with Whitney; she doesn’t put on a front.
25- My wife – Need I say more? I adore her because she is my wife. She knows me well – strengths and weaknesses and continues to love me in spite of them.
Whitney loves comments, so if you happened to this site on her birthday – wish her happy birthday - give her the gift of blog. I know there are many of you out in blogland who love to read her blog. Let her know.
Happy Birthday Whitney!