A while ago someone once told us, “Y’all always look so happy together. From what I can see you really have a blessed life together.” As I pondered that statement I knew it to be true; I am one of the most blessed women out there. Philip Kenney came into my life almost 12 years ago. We were awkward little home school kids in a church handbell choir together (ok get your laughing out 🙂 ) and had no clue that 5 years from then we would stumble upon each other and realize that we were supposed to be together the rest of our lives. A friendship turned into romance and that romance turned into a deep love.
Every day I wake up next to Philip and smile knowing that he is the best thing that ever happened to me. He had shows me how to love passionately. He taught me to follow all my dreams with with everything that I am. He daily reminds me that I am his beloved and there is no one else for him. He is wise beyond his years and teaches me that virtues like patience, kindness, gentleness, and joy are thinks to constantly have in my life. He is my Philip and he is absolutely the best thing humanly possible in my life.
Today we celebrate Philip’s birth. I celebrate not only that he is here in this world but that he is deepest love. This past year as we have embarked on new journeys together he has shown me that I am good on my own but I am my best when he is by my side.
Philip, I love you with all that I am. You are my biggest blessing and my best friend. Thank you for constantly being there by my side, through the good, the great, and the not so great. Thank you for loving me. And most importantly, thank you for helping me know what it really means to love with all that I am.
Happy Birthday my Beloved!
Image by Melissa Sweazy.