happy birthday to my beloved wife, shannon. here in our house we certainly celebrate her everyday, and especially today, because we would be helplessly lost without her contagious joy, her energetic creativity, her relentless pursuit of abundant living, and her comforting grace. there are no birthday cakes or sweet sentiments that can truly the express the depth of our blessedness that she has been given to us. we rejoice!
happy birthday, sweetheart! you are loved!
(also celebrating birthdays today: usain bolt, count basie, kenny rogers, and wilt chamberlain; so may your birthday be fast, swingin', full of knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, and find you scoring alot, in that order).