Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jon-a-thon

Today is Jonathons 28th birthday. 28 in human years. He actually counts his age in "performing musician years" so in his mind he feels about 100. He has a fear that he's going to get too old before his career in music finally takes off and no one will want to see a 28+ year old rockin' out on stage. I wish I could convince him there is no need to worry. I know I'm just his wife but I'll love watching him rock out at any age.
Since he's still plowing through this recording for the record he couldn't take any time off to celebrate. So all in all it was kind of a pathetic birthday. I tried to make it a little special but in his words the theme today was "it's the thought that counts"!
I made him breakfast, Jonny style. Which is basically any food that doesn't resemble breakfast food. So he had mozzarella sticks, artichoke/spinach dip and and strawberry strudel for dessert. I even found these cool dishes. Skulls and crossbones-a perfect match for him.
Here are some of my favorite things about my man:
  • He loves me with all of his heart and soul. Oh man he loves me. He always puts my needs first no matter what. Before we were married I heard him explain what love was to him. He said that that love was when your spouse wanted you to bring her home an apple you spend as long as it takes scanning the produce department until you have found that perfect apple clear of any blemishes or bruises. And you do it not so that you will be recognized for your effort but so that the one you love will have the very best apple that she deserves. When I heard this from him I thought, humm, I wonder if love like that really exists? Jonathon is proof that is does. After almost 6 years of marriage he has always given me the perfect "apple". I have never once had to wonder about his commitment toward me, our marriage or our kids. What an amazing, comforting and secure feeling that is. Why am I so lucky?
  • He makes me laugh so hard. I love his sense of humor. Out of no where he will just hit me with a word or phrase that will send me into a fit giggles. I love to to see him laugh that really deep belly laugh. You know the one where you can't breathe. He has so much life.
  • He loves our kids so much. Jonathon has wanted to be a dad since he was about 14. I'm not kidding. He has had all of his kids names picked since about the same time. (I've talked him down form wanting 6 kids to wanting 4. Now I'm kidda thinkin that 2 sounds about right!) He is such a good dad. Our kids have no doubt that their daddy loves them. I never have to worry when he is with them they are in very capable loving hands.

  • His love for music is contagious. I think I listen to music differently now that he has rubbed off on me. I hear the melody and the lyrics with more thought and feeling than I used to. One of my favorite quotes from him is "I listen to albums like other people watch movies." Music is magic for him.
  • He is naturally good at just about anything. He has this uncanny ability to succeed. Whether it be board games, sports, cooking, teaching the kids, learning a new skill...anything, he can do it and do it really well. If you need a winning strategy for any game, Jon's your man. It's a little annoying as his opponent but I do reap the rewards when we play on the same team. I would be shocked if anyone could beat him in the game "Scene-It".
  • He loves his family. They mean the world to him. He has so much respect for his parents. He's not just their son but also their friend. I love to see him call them up when he has exciting news to share. They are the first people he wants to tell. I can remember when we found out i was pregnant with Maddie. After we had our moment of rejoicing he couldn't wait another second to call his Mom and Dad. He's a pacer while he talks on the phone and the more excited he is, the faster he paces. you should have seen him pacing for that phone call!
  • He has so many hopes and dreams for himself and for our family. He is someone who plans and makes lists. His vision for what we have in store for us is amazing. I'm so grateful I get to be his wife and come along for the ride.

I could go on and on but I'll stop for now because I know he is downstairs taking a break and I want to go see him. But I want him to know how much I love him. He makes me so happy. Happy Birthday.

He brought these home for me. What a sweetie. I love daisies.

3 comments:

Jamie&Gina Adams Family said...

We LOVE Jon too! We could go on and on about the many reasons why, but let me just mention one...

Jonatello!

Happy birthday Jon.

Lizzy said...

happy belated b-day, jon. i had no idea our b-days were so close. i turned 28 on 9/30!

Jennie said...

What a great man you have over there! I have to admit, after you sent your last email to me about how great your husband is, you inspired a song, so thank you! Sorry this is late, but Happy Birthday Jon!