Dear Christian (My Mr. Nielson),
Darling, today is your birthday. You are 38 years old. Can you believe it?
I was thinking about your 22 birthday in 2000, remember that one?
We were engaged, and I gave you Jimmy, the puppy for your birthday.
Remember that? Remember I handed him to you with a big red bow around his neck, and
you were so excited!! I'll never forget your face.
We took him for a walk right away and then decided to name him "Jimmy"
after your favorite band Jimmy Eat World.
You are the love of my life. You are everything to me.
When I think of my happiest memories, you're right there; when I think about the
hardest times in my life, you're there picking me up and encouraging me on.
When I think of the most joyful times in my life, you're there celebrating with me-
in fact, it's probably because of you.
Honey, I love you so much.
Can't wait to enjoy many, many more birthdays with you.
(I guess maybe I should be writing this letter to your mom because she is the reason you are here...and maybe I should write to your dad too), anyway, I can't wait to celebrate with you all-day
(and night wink, wink).
-Love your girl Stephanie