Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday darling!

A letter to my parents-in-law

Dear Kay and Mark,

It is Kyles birthday today, and although it is important that I wish my husband a "hakey birdday" as he said when he was a child, I feel a need to express my thanks to you. For if it weren't for you, Kyle would not be walking this Earth. As your son, you probably see few faults in him, but in my opinion and as his wife, I think I have the authority to say that you raised him extremely well. For starters, my family is in love with him. I think if given the choice they might trade me in for Kyle. He is respectful of all living things. He is attentive to a fault. He is always listening, not just hearing, but really listening. And he is probably the kindest soul I have ever met. For all of these things I thank you because many of these traits I attribute to a good up-bringing. Thank you for having a wonderful son. Thank you for sharing him with me. Today is the celebration of the day he was born. The day he was brought into this Earth. And celebrate I do! Kyle is a wonderful husband and I don't know what my life would be like without him. You have been terrific parents to him and I don't take that for granted. Thank you for giving me my husband.

your daughter-in-law


Stephanie said...

aww that is so sweet!!

Happy Birthday Kyle!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle!

kay said...

To our favorite sweet d-i-l Vanessa,
Thank you for the sweet letter and the parenting validations. Kyle was such a sweet, easy baby once we got past the 12 days in the hospital before and the colic months after. We know is is a smart man because he chose a perfect match for himself. We are very blessed to have you both in our lives. I hope you get to be together very soon!!
We love and miss you,
K & M
and the little white girls :)