Friday, November 14, 2008

The Niv

Otherwise known as "the salmon." Always a head higher than anyone else (except when they're pulling him down) jumping for the ball and arched just like a salmon during a salmon run.

Soccer champion, basketball star, football dreamer...HE is my hubby!
Devin Lee Romney was born--a VERY happy baby-- in Orem, Utah to Karen Sue and Kevin Dean Romney. He moved to Texas when he was 3 years and became a cowboy forever. His heart has been, and always will be, there. Except...

...when his heart is in Brazil where he spent his 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is his second home and he dreams about it often. (Which is why we are going to Tucanos--keep your fingers crossed--for his birthday dinner tonight.)

Growing up, Devin loved to spend his time in the outskirts of the forest behind his house. He would play in the creek, fishing for crawdads and jumping off "cliffs."

Growing still, Devin regularly gets an itch to climb the mountains behind our home,
searching for animals, seeing the view, or just sitting to ponder. This happens most often when we are not involved in the football season, which--by the way-- he consistently counts down to every year during the off season.

All of this makes him sound like a sports maniac, but really, he is much more than that. Devin has an uncanny ability to make me feel secure and have peace when he is holding me in his arms. He is patient and calm; and definitely able to wait things out in God's timing rather than that which normal human nature allows. He speaks softly and rarely, but when he DOES speak, it is more important than anything anyone else has to say. He is profound and simple...and just the most humble man you will ever know (except with sports, because he knows he is DANG good :O) at them!)

Devin is changeable and meek. He is molded by what God wants him to do and He will listen and change and become better each day. He regularly speaks with the Lord and ponders about what He has in store for him. He is a great leader in our family.

Not only is he a leader, he is also an equal partner. I will just tell you, he does the dishes EVERY SINGLE DAY in our home and never hesitates to lend me a hand with any other housework that we have. He also doesn't hesitate to take on a nurturing role and is a great comforter.

Devin is turning 25 today and I want him to know that he is everything to me. I love him so much and it grows exponentially each and every day. I love my husband. He is a wonderful man; so to my pookie:

Have a wonderful birthday and may the next 25 years be even happier, even merrier, even
brighter, and even more fulfilling as we go along hand-in-hand. You are A perfect...

With 25 kisses, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jennifer said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday Devin!

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The Foote Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEVIN!!!! Hope it was wonderful.

Rhonda said...

Ahhhh! What a sweet post from your wife. I think you're both very blessed to have each other. Happy Birthday Devin!

Shelise said...

I just realized I read this a couple of days ago but never commented. Some sort of catastrophe must have happened and I forgot. lol. First of all, what a cute baby he was. I mean hes still handsome, but Baby boys with slightly bald heads are so cute. lol. Tell him I say "happy birthday"

Moser Clan said...

Yay! Happy Birthday!!