Today’s a big day! Today you celebrate thirty years of life and I am so incredibly grateful for every single one of them that have shaped and formed you into the person you are today.

You are strong. You love deeply. You are brave. You are inspiring. You make me better and want to be better. You have an amazing work ethic and do whatever it takes to get the job done. You’re passionate and caring. You’re supportive. You have an AMAZING sense of humor. You’re driven and go after your goals in full force. You are amazing.

It has been truly a blessing to have spent the last few birthdays with you, and I’m looking forward to spoiling you for many, many more! You deserve the world, and I am so unbelievably blessed to share this life with you! You spoil me and are oh so good to me. I know we have our ups and downs, but I wouldn’t want to spend a single day without you. You make me stronger, better, smarter.

You are an amazing father, and I couldn’t have asked for a better role model for our son. The light in your eyes as you spend time with him is absolutely precious, and I love just watching the two of you together. I know the bond you share will only grow as time passes, and I can’t wait! I know that Landon would wish you the BIGGEST and HAPPIEST birthday today if he could talk ;).

I pray that you are showered in love today as you celebrate your thirtieth year. I hope you are reminded today that you are oh so loved and that you mean so much to so many people! I hope you smile. I hope you laugh. I hope you are grateful to see another year. And I hope you see many, many more.

I know you want great things in this life, and I pray that you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small. And I pray you are patient and seize every moment for what it is – precious. Every moment with you is precious. Every moment living, loving, and laughing with you is absolutely precious.

Happy birthday, Cory! Here’s to an amazing start to your thirties! I love you.