Thursday, January 8, 2009

To The Waffle King, Master of All Things Electric, & Mouse Catcher Extraordinaire

It's a long title. It could be longer if I included everything else that Ren Buckland was good at. How else can you describe him? He's a man of many talents. I've been married to him for almost ten years now, and I am still finding out things about him that I never knew before. I am constantly learning of his many hidden talents that I didn't even know existed. I swear he's lived about 1000 lives. Just being around him makes me feel like a wiser person.

He is the self-proclaimed "Waffle King," and he does make some mean waffles. My once broken oven, that got me out of doing any cooking during the holidays, is now fixed--because of Ren. And just the other night, a furry woodland creature decided to come into our home, uninvited, and give us all good scare. Ren, our hero, captured it and returned it back into the Winder wilderness, albeit much to the kids' chagrin.

I don't write about Ren enough. But that doesn't mean I'm not thankful for him. If I listed all the things I was thankful for about him, this would make for quite a long post, and you'd probably walk away feeling really bad about yourself for not being him.

He's one of the hardest working people I know. He never gives up. His patience is endless. He is generous. He's a wonderful father. A terrific husband. And I am so thankful that he was born 41 years ago today.

Happy Birthday, Sweetie. I love you!!!


Angie said...

Happy Birthday, Ren Buckland! I think that the world is a better place because God put you in it. You guys are such an inspiring couple and I am so blessed to have you both as friends (and you guys have produced some wonderful children together). Here's to many more years of making waffles, fixing all things electric and catching mice.

Ren said...

Ahem, that's 36 years ago!

Angela said...

Uh, yeah. You got away with 36 for a few years, but when you're 5 years after the fact, you're pushing it!

Amy said...

Ren Buckland is a real life MacGuyver....and we all love him!!

Wes W. said...

Ren is the stuff.

holly said...

this post made me think of these verses:

"the heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of honest gain or need of dishonest spoil.
she comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her.
Her husband is known in the city's gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
--proverbs 31:11,12,23