After hours of thinking and 15 minutes staring at a blank screen trying to come up with something to say, I can't even think of where to begin. So I guess I'll start simple:
Over the past 2 1/2 years (Crazy, huh?) I have seen you transform into a completely unrecognizable person. We started dating as clueless college students. Let's face it, neither of us really knew what we were doing at the university, but we faked it pretty darn well.
I fell in love with you: a goofy photographer that had way too many cats and only had class twice a week. We would stay up way too late. We procrastinated our homework all of the time. But we always had fun together. You taught me to take life a little less seriously, and I can never thank you enough for this.
Things are different now. You are focused and driven like I have never seen you before. This business we've been working on has totally changed you. Since we started GS Photos full time I have seen you laugh more, cry more, fall more (literally..), and succeed more than ever before.
You have a passion that I have never experienced. You love this business and the service you provide in a way that inspires me. Everyday you become a better business owner, a better photographer, and simply a better you.
I love you now more than I ever have.
So once again, happy birthday, from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to see what our lives are like on your 24th birthday. Your 25th birthday. And every other birthday from today.
The future will hold many surprises. It will hold many ups and many downs. Many laughs and many tears. With you by my side, I am not afraid. I look forward to taking on the future with you as my fearless leader, my lover, and my best friend.
To celebrate this momentous day, I thought it would be fun to share some photos you have probably forgotten were ever taken. Just a few moments to remember before we go on to making new memories as a 23 year-old. Enjoy :)