Another Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you.

That’s right. Just days after we celebrated Grand Finale’s birthday, it’s time to celebrate yet another. And no, it’s not Alli’s, as the above picture might suggest. Nope, today’s birthday belongs to another girl. But not Kirby. Because then that’d mean that Sam and Jack would also be celebrating a birthday today, and they’re not. And it’s not my birthday. Nor is it the birthday of our faithful hound, Briggs. So that just leaves one person.

The incredibly beautiful woman whom I was lucky enough to marry.


The one who manages to make all of her children feel like he or she is the only one.


The one who’s never too busy to play.


Or chat.


She’s a super-cool mom.


And a super-hot mom, too.


Who’s more than equipped to handle this wild ride she’s suddenly found herself on.


If for no other reason than the remarkable grace which allows her to keep it all together even when everything’s not exactly picture perfect.


So what gift could I possible give such a woman for her birthday? For a woman who never stops giving to us?


Especially when just days before, she gave her entire family the biggest gift we could ever ask for?


No gift could ever do you justice, Caroline, but that doesn’t mean I won’t try! Because I love you more and more every single day, Caroline. And I hope that today is your happiest birthday ever!

We love you, honey! Happy birthday!

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About john cave osborne

John Cave Osborne is a writer whose work has appeared on such sites as DisneyBaby, Babble, YahooShine, TLC and the Huffington Post. He was also referenced by Jezebel one time, but he’s pretty sure they were making fun of him. He and his wife, Caroline, live with their five children and spastic dog in Knoxville, TN. Nothing annoys him more than joke-heavy bios written in the third person, with the possible exception of Corey Feldman.

  • muskrat

    Wouldn’t the gift of a vasectomy be nice? 

    • John Cave Osborne

      the over / under before you find me sitting atop a bag of frozen peas is 21 days. smart money’s on the under. so bama fans’ll prolly take the over. and some hair plugs. and a handful of blue pills. GO VOLS! (not sure where that SEC rant came from… likely sleeplessness!)

  • Debbie

    Hope you wife has a very Happy Birthday!!!

    • John Cave Osborne

      thanks, debbie! tough day to have a bday — so close to the birth and all. yet all things considered, i thought we did a good job…

  • Lena R

    Happy Birthday Caroline!  I’ve never met her, but from all indicators, she is a beautiful woman inside and out.

    • John Cave Osborne

      lena, she is just that — beautiful inside and out. thanks much for your bday salutations. i passed them along to her!

  • Barbara Manatee

    What a beautiful tribute!

  • Melisa Wells

    Happy birthday, Caroline!! 

    • John Cave Osborne

      i passed along your bday wish to your bestie, Caroline.

  • Patrick (yeah, that one)

    Happy birthday to Caroline.  I hope she has had the most wonderful one possible.  I’m certain you did your best to make it so too.