You how when you meet someone and you know they're special? And then the longer you know them the more special they become? Well, that's my Dude.
I won't embarass him by telling you how hard he works to provide for his family or how much he adores our daughter. He would blush if I let on that he makes me laugh every day. It would not be appropriate to tell you that he makes me feel beautiful and safe and loved.
Let me just say Happy Birthday, Dude. And many, many happy returns of the day.
(I would tell you that I love you but that would be going way overboard, don't you think?)