Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Miken's 30th Birthday Is Here

Today Miken turns the big 3-0 and as she always posts wonderful things about me, I though that I would say a few things about what makes my beautiful wife so special and why I love her with all my heart. When I met Miken almost 6 years ago she was an avid cyclist. She is an amazing example to me of personal dedication and motivation. She still rides her bike to and from the gym every day (a 3 mile round trip) with Boston in tow while being 7 1/2 months pregnant. She is amazing.


As many of you know, she is a wonderful friend. She is willing to go the extra mile for everyone. She loves people and works harder than anyone I know to keep a friendship strong. I used to give her a lot of trouble about calling so many people and making sure everyone she knew is o.k. , but I realized that it's who she is. She loves to rejoice when they have cause and cry with them when they need. She is truly a beautiful friend.






She is such an entrepreneur. She has always been willing to help make ends meet by working one or two jobs at a time. Since we have been married she has been a flight attendant, a flight attendant instructor, a waitress, a Gardner, an Isegenics distributor, a Reliv distributor, a nanny, a piano instructor, and the most talented Pampered Chef the business has ever seen. With each one of these she has poured her heart into them, not just succeeding but excelling. I have never known a harder worker than my amazing wife.

She is the most amazing wife and mother in the world. She works so hard to keep our home in order, our finances straight, our lives organized and Boston and I happy. She has read a dozen book on how to raise Boston and how to make our marriage stronger, taking pieces of each one and personalizing them to our family and then applying them to our lives. I have never known someone so dedicated to being everything that she needs to be for everyone around her while still being herself.


She is the most supportive friend I could have ever asked for. She attends all of the events that honor me, talking me up, taking pictures, telling me how proud she is of me, and encouraging me to continue to excel. She is every reason why I'm even half the man I am.




She puts up with me and does a really good job pretending she's not absolutely embarrassed by some of the things I do or say in public. What more could a man ask for.

















She also puts up with a lot of crap from Boston and I. She's not afraid to get her hands dirty (or her dress. By the way, that dress never fully recovered.) She has worked and prayed so hard for help through her trials and as a result has gained the most amazing amount of patience. That has come in handy more than once in her relationship with me and in her tireless efforts to raise our sweet little girl.





Miken is the most amazing mother I know. She is so amazing with Boston, always finding new ways to teach her new things, reading 100 books to her every day, creating a wonderful schedule, and making everything into a fun and exciting adventure. How many 20 month olds love to sweep, clean, pick up their toys, throw their trash away, pick up their clothes, and eat their veggies. She is passing along her amazing talents and qualities to Boston.









Lets face it.... she's HOT!!!!










Above all else, I love Miken because she is the most beautiful part of my life. I would be an empty, hollow, shadow of a man without her and without the light that she shines upon my soul. She makes of me more than I could have ever dreamed of becoming. She is my eternal companion and my truest friend. She is the love of my life. She is my beautiful bride. She is my everything. Happy Birthday my love.

22 comments:

Harding Family said...

Thank you Phil. You made my day perfect and made me cry! I love you.

Shawna said...

Such a sweet post! Happy birthday Minken!

AudyCamp said...

HAPPY 30th Birthday Miken! What a sweet husband to do such a wonderful post for you. You two are so great for each other. Have a great birthday!!

~ kietra ~ said...

Aw!! That was so sweet Phil!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Knudson Family said...

What a great tribute. Miken you are truly an inspiring person! Happy Birthday!

Nathan and Aubrey said...

What a sweet post (except the poopy picture Ü. Happy Birthday Miken!

Chrissy said...

What a sweet thing for Phil to do. As I read through everything I found myself nodding the whole time- you have so many wonderful qualities and most importantly are a wonderful friend! I wouldn't have made it through my first few months in Monterey without you! Have a wonderful day!

Ashley and Matt Marx said...

That was really sweet good job Phil. Happy Birthday Miken.

Tiff Hunt said...

That was the BEST post ever! Miken, you have a fantastic hubby! You are a pretty amazing person! Thanks for being you! The world definitely needs more people like you! Thanks for being so inspiring!

alison said...

Oh that is so sweet, what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Happy b-day Miken, you are old like me now!

The Quaid's said...

I agree one hundred percent with everything your hubby had to say. Happy birthday young lady!

Trumps said...

Happy Happy Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day... WE LOVE YOU XOXOXOXOXO You are AWESOME ;o)

Rich knows all said...

Loved the wonderful post. Phil you did a great job! Can't believe it has been thirty years since you joined the family. Love you moroe each day.

The Elms Family said...

Gosh Phil you made me cry. HAppy Birthday Miken. Your awesome!

carebearsrock said...

hey girl.. im sorry i forget to call been working doubles last two days.. happy b day i cant believe your 30 you dont look it.. love ya.. hope everythings good..

Trina Hautala said...

Oh that is just the sweetest thing I have EVER read!!! I am on the edge of tears! I always remember you being there for anyone if they ever needed a shoulder to cry on or an ear to vent to!

You are awesome!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

The Bosko Family said...

This is one of the sweetest posts I have ever read...and every word is true.
Happy Birthday Miken, so glad to find you again!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Phil. I learned lots about Miken. You said so much of what i've been suspecting as i get to know her mostly thru this blog.

Kelly and Nathan said...

What a great 30th birthday gift and so sweet from Phil.
You ARE a fantastic woman!!

Kristal said...

Holy crap Phil! Uh, we don't know you that well, and I'm still afraid of you for getting mad at me for calling and texting that one time, but this post may have changed my mind . So sweet! And holy crap Miken...30, DANG! You're old! (I have 3 more months...haha) Happy birthday!

cornter said...

okay so Phil has got you down!! You are all those things and more!! I know this is a late post but I just had to tell you how glad I am that your husband can fill up a page with siincere and true wonderful things about you - you are such a great person to get to know and be around and so christlike always giving service and sacrificing - even your comfort - to do things for others! Thanks for your great example!!!

Em said...

I'm just up on some posts...this is really sweet! I hope you had a great day, and I'm glad 30 is treating you well! :)