When 29 is Actually 29...
A year and a week after my own grand entrance into this world, a beautiful Hawaiian princess, Leilani Jennifer Ann, was born on the dreamy island of Oahu. Her birth was celebrated with a week-long festival, during which time, Islanders stopped saying 'Maui no ka oi' meaning 'Maui is the best,' and instead said, 'Leilani Jenni no ka oi!'
10 years ago, I celebrated Jenni's birthday with her for the first time in my life, with a simple gift, and me nervously singing her a song I had written her. My life has only gotten better since that first birthday celebration, and soon my best friend became my loverly wife, and our life together has been filled with blessing after blessing, gift after gift.
Happy birthday, baby! You are my treasure, and my delight. You complete me and make me whole. If I can bring half as much joy and love and wonderfulness into your life today as you do mine every day, I know it will be a great birthday. I love you.