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Posted by Jessica on Jun 16, 2009
Happy 34th Birthday, Timothy!

I'm never quite sure why I'm able to wax poetics about the places we've been and the people we've met, but I struggle to find the right words for the boy I love. I've written paragraph after paragraph this morning, the morning of his 34th birthday, but each time I find myself hitting the delete button because my words weren't as perfect as I'd like them to be. They couldn't quite capture the love that is in my heart and the wonder that is in my soul for the boy who is everything to me.

I wrote about the first time I met Tim, how I instantly knew he was someone I felt safe with and someone I could trust. I wrote about the night of our first kiss on a busy street in Philadelphia, how it was like a scene from the end of the movie when the camera pulls up into the sky, circling the couple in love below. I wrote about our "selfish red light stops" where our car could have made it through the yellow light, but instead we would stop for snuggles and kisses. I wrote about the warm afternoon evening when we sat with blizzards from Dairy Queen in our hands, and I asked him to dream about traveling the world together and he said yes. I wrote about the darker evenings, when I just needed someone to cry to, someone to listen to my worries and my hurts, and he would be there holding me. I wrote about seeing the world with him by my side, knowing that what I seeing was that much better because we were hand in hand. And I wrote about the late evening in November, tucked away in a fishing village in Turkey, where he got on one knee and asked me to dream about spending the rest of our lives together and I said yes.

I can't imagine my world without Tim, just like I can't imagine the world without Tim. He brings out the best in everyone he meets whether it's through his easygoing manner or his thoughtful ideas or his fabulous storytelling or his gentle nature. I love seeing how much people enjoy just being around him. He's such a beautiful soul that it's easy to gravitate toward him. And he's such a giving soul that it's easy to find your steps a little bit lighter and your spirits a little bit higher after spending time with him.

Timothy, I feel so entirely blessed to be able to spend all of my days with you. Thank you for being the love of my life, my sweet prince. Thank you for picking me up when I'm down and lifting me higher than I could ever dream for myself. Thank you for believing in me, for loving me, and sharing this beautiful thing called life with me. I hope you have a wonderful birthday, my beloved, and I can't wait for the many, many more birthdays we will share side by side. Happy Birthday, my sweet Timothy. I love you so very much.

June 16, 2009 at 10:42am
Happy Birthday – from the Seattle contingent!
June 16, 2009 at 10:44am
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
– C.E.M. Joad

This quote couldn't be more appropriate for you old boy. Have the happiest of happys.

We love & miss you very much-
Team Budgé

June 16, 2009 at 10:53am
Happy Birthday to the best brother in law in the world! We love ya!
Koreen Olbrish
June 16, 2009 at 11:21am
Happy birthday Tim! We miss you guys so much…let's not let any more time go by before we get together!

Have a wonderful day! :)

June 16, 2009 at 11:50am
While I love the travel stories and photos, I have to admit that these entries are my secret** favorites. You cutesy-cutesy-cuteypants, you!

(** Well…formerly secret, apparently.)

Happy Birthday, Tim! The rockstar and I wish you all of the best! **hugs**

Emerald Flame
June 16, 2009 at 1:08pm
Happy 34th Birthday to my dearest and most beloved brother! I too love Timmy and I cannot imagine the world without him (or you Jessica). I miss you two hedgehoggies like crazy and I long for the day when I have just enough money to visit you in Cape Cod.

Timmy, may your birthday be a great one filled with blissful things. I sadly cannot find a way to make hugs tangible enough to send so Jessica will just have to bear hug you for me. <3

June 16, 2009 at 1:52pm
Happy Birthday to Tim! One of the nicest, generous and kind-hearted people we have ever met! Have a great 34th year!
June 16, 2009 at 1:53pm
i know first hand about never being able to find the right words to describe ones true love and feelings to the one you love, fortunately you and the birthday boy have such a gift for words of love for each other, i know that you'll always will be able to handle happy birthday timmie love mommy and daddy and the gang meow woof woof and send their best wishes as well
June 16, 2009 at 3:00pm
A very happy birthday to you, young Timothy, and many, many more!

And that was a lovely and well-deserved tribute, Jess.

June 16, 2009 at 3:46pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TIM!elventy-one111!
June 16, 2009 at 4:53pm
Happy birthday Tim ! :)
Mr Mouse says happy birthday too.

See you both soon in Bogota :D

June 16, 2009 at 6:47pm
I can't imagine a world without Tim in it either… hows that for a far reaching influence?

Happy Birthday… and I know it's a good one, because Jessica is right there with you. You are so loved. :)

June 16, 2009 at 6:47pm
I can't imagine a world without Tim in it either… hows that for a far reaching influence?

Happy Birthday… and I know it's a good one, because Jessica is right there with you. You are so loved. :)

June 16, 2009 at 6:49pm
Its Not---Ah…Not----Ah your B-Day Timmy…
June 16, 2009 at 6:50pm
Oh best Brother in Law I see…well done
June 16, 2009 at 7:09pm
Happy Happy Birthday!
Abi the never crabby
June 16, 2009 at 7:42pm
¡Amigo feliz de Cumpleaños! Usted es el mejor y esperan que usted tenga un día perfecto. ¡Pierdo sus AIMs! Tome cuidado en su saloma,
June 16, 2009 at 8:37pm
Happy Birthday old man.. Fisher Stevens called. He wants his face back
June 17, 2009 at 3:34am
Ah, the man who brought all those smiles and giggles to my former co-worker and still e-friend.
Someday I will meet you in person. Happy, healthy birthday and many more!
June 17, 2009 at 4:38am
Happy dayz, eat drink and be good!
from Paul Caz and Joise May. xxxxxxxxx
June 17, 2009 at 7:40am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM! Sorry for being late I have been out of commission for a while. Will give you guys a call! Happy Birthday again!
June 17, 2009 at 8:24am
Darn, I'm a day late…but I hope you HAD a fabulous birthday! I haven't even actually met you yet, but Jessica makes you sound like a super hero! looking forward to someday meeting you guys in person.
Muff, Ali, Phil Rachel and rufus
June 18, 2009 at 12:25am
Happy birthday for yesterday from all of us in Oxford and Croydon x x x
June 18, 2009 at 8:47pm
Tim, with a love message like that … wow!
Good on you both.

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