K has been in our lives for about 6-ish years. I forget exactly when he came into our lives, but S&K have been married for almost 5 years now. They were together at least a year before that wonderful day, but K fits so nicely into our family that I forget when he first joined. And that's a good thing! A very good thing indeed!
We love you K! Here are 5 things that you have taught me - and it's hard to choose only 5, since you have taught me quite a bit!
5 - Find the fun and humor in everything. And I do mean everything.
Whether that is recalling that Jacks in the Box are everywhere...
4 - How to build a train. Or at least how to build a cake that looks like a train.
That was such fun! Here is a link to that progress story...good times!
3 - Remember the "good ol' days".
Trains. Preserving military vehicles. Restoring cars. Old guns. The list is way longer than phone booths. History. Remember it.
2 - When your wife needs a farmhouse table to seat "everyone", build it for her.
And # 1 - Teach. K isn't "officially" a teacher of anyone or any subject. Doesn't matter. K is a natural. And he is always teaching simply by living and sharing. K has a love for learning that runs deep. And it is contagious, because he makes learning FUN! I have lost count of the number of times K has devoted free weekends to attending historical events, re-enactments, festivals and parades to share living history with anyone who will listen, learn and experience. And I have no doubt that all who have taken the time to interact with K have gained much in knowledge and joy and fun. And that - my friends - is the sign of a true teacher.
Yep, we love you K! We hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday, and we look forward to sharing your 30's with you! Happy! Happy!