Thursday, March 19, 2009

Big Birthday, Big Man

It's Big Daddy Brent's Big Birthday today, and although I don't wish to make you feel nauseous, I can't let the day go by without bragging on him a little bit.

My husband has more musical talent in his pinkie than I have in my whole body. There is no instrument he can't play and his voice is gorgeous. Yet, the beautiful thing about it is, he has this amazing ability to use them to bless other people rather than call attention to himself. Even those who perform with him, no matter their talent, feel better about what they can do with him.
I'm terribly biased about this.

He is an amazing dad. You know I call him Big Daddy because he has four children aged 23 to 2. That is some BIG parenting. All of his children favor him. (Just nod, Shelby, you don't have to agree.) All of them trust him. All of them look to him for approval and guidance. In a culture where "fathering" is not really given it's proper due, Brent is an example. It hasn't always been easy for him. Jeremy and Shelby lived apart from us. Autism brings a certain set of challenges for Colin. Daniel has come at a time when he felt past parenting a toddler. He rises to the occasion with each kid.

I'm terribly biased about this as well.

He is the husband for me. No one understands me better. No one can explain me to me better. (Do you follow this?) No one has patience for me. No one has fought for me the way he has and does.

I am the MOST biased about this.

He loves God. He loves his kids. He loves me. He . . . well, he feels strongly about his work.

Happy birthday, Brent. Here's to more adventure with you!


  1. That was the most beautiful thing I have ever read. It made me cry. Happy Birthday to Big Daddy!!

  2. He's also a TERRIFic son-in-law.