Happy Birthday Vitaliy!

Vitaliy and I just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. August is always a big month for us.

I didn’t blog about the anniversary because I was too busy enjoying it. My time feels so sacred to me these days. I definitely feel more eager to be present then ever before. I wanted to be away from my phone, my computer and my sweet Rose so I could be fully present with Vitaliy and celebrate this milestone of ours. It was an amazing time!

I still remember the first time I met Vitaliy. There are still core aspects of that boy I met in the school cafeteria. He’s still as thoughtful as those early days, always going out of his way to care for me. But there are elements of him, possibly there all along, that I’m only now discovering. Or perhaps, he’s only recently developed. Things like his need for change, his master-chef skills, and his inability to do two things at once.

He is the most interesting person I know. I often feel like I fail at investing in my friendships because there’s nobody I like hanging out with more than him. I don’t just enjoy him, but I admire him. Anyone that can keep a girl like me happy and grateful every day is someone special.

Vitaliy, we are into our second decade together and there is never a dull moment in this life shared with you. Getting to celebrate another year of your life feels more like a celebration for Rose and I than you. We’re the ones blessed each day with you on this earth. Your dedication and service to this family truly makes me believe you’re super human. I say this every year, but I’m not really joking, I hope to be just like you when I grow up. Happy Birthday to my Ukrainian! I love you…MORE!