There are a lot of wonderful things about Adam, but most important in our relationship is probably his patience. I mean, I spent the first two years we were dating in grad school, promising that I was only being cranky/mean/irrational/etc. because of the stress, and things would be so. much. better. once I was finished. And then three days after I graduated, wedding planning started! Which led to the same promises. And yet, here we are, married. He still loves me even though I'm crazy!
I could go on and on listing all the great things about you, Adam, but there are so many and I actually need to go make sure I'm packed and ready to face the late-Spring rain and cold in Alaska. Oh! And that reminds me: as an additional birthday gift, I promise not to stick my hands under your shirt if (oh let's be honest: when) they get cold today. Best birthday present ever!