Wednesday, May 23, 2007

There's Something About Mary...

Today is my Mary's birthday...every day that I'm with her I'm thankful that she came into this world, but on this day I always feel even more blessed. Her best friend, Joey (they've known each other since 7th grade and he'll be standing up as her "Man of Honor" come October), came to visit us last week. He was showing us that he had made the ring tone for when Mary calls him "Suddenly I See" because the very first time he heard the song he instantly thought of her. I was checkin out those lyrics and I think he got it exactly right:


Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

Anyone who has ever been around Mary for even a few seconds will totally understand...she has this way of filling up any room with a light that shines all around her that just pulls people to her. And I don't think any words could ever better capture that power than these ones.

Happy Birthday M!!!


24 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, I feel kind of teary-eyed. Such an awesome tribute to an awesome girl!!

|| davidjay || said...

YEA!!! Happy Birthday Mary!!!

Love the slideshow! I can think of no better birthday present than a Showit slideshow! ;)

You guys rock!

Sarah Barlow said...

Happy birthday Mary!! Hope you have an amazing day!! LOVE the slideshow!

nikki nicole photography said...

yeah mary....happy happy birthday! we will have to celebrate at pug!

Laura Landau said...

Whaaa Hoooo!! Happy Birthday Mary! You ARE so beautiful and you really know how to make people feel welcome and special! Hope you get everything you wish for!

millie said...

Happy Birthday Mary! Great slideshow... super cute! Have a fabulous day!

Orchard Cove Photography (Amanda Harris) said...

Love the slideshow and seeing pictures of Smooshy Cooper - can't wait to meet him. Justin - you are a pretty rocking fiance and yes you are lucky to have Mary - you both are just wonderful and make the world a better place. xo

Faye said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday, Mary. It looks like you know how to have plenty of fun in the rain, but hope you're enjoying the sunshine today. :)

carla ten eyck said...

come ON! Too cute, I can hardly stand it. And can't wait for the post birthday follow up bash that I am SO counting on with you two!! xxoo -the duchess!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mary....

Larry Sherrell

Mary Bess said...

hey thanks everyone! I had an AWESOME birthday! and that's in no small part due to all of my awesome friends posting such kind words here...you guys rock!!

love
M:)

Mary Bess said...

hahahah DJ! it's so true...y'know I was gonna ask Santa for one this year, but getting it on my birthday is SOOO much better! :) I think everyone should get one!

Autumn said...

Happy Birthday, Mary! Justin - what an awesome tribute! Loved the show! Are those pics from Antelope Canyon?

regina holder photographer said...

OMG! Happy Birthday, Mary! You totally rock! Glad you had a wonderful day!

STEVE DePINO said...

Happy birthday Mary! Great job on the slide show Justin! You guys are too cute!

Holritz Photography said...

Happy happy birthday!

Love love love!!!

a

Captivating Studios said...

Awwwww Happy Birthday sweet Mary! You truly are "captivating" like the song says!

Chris+Lynn said...

The beauty & spirits of both of you shine through in that b-day wish!

Sofia said...

Happy Birthday Girlie! Loved the show...Justin is awesome!

Matt Grazier said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!!
-L
Matt and Enna

Krista Guenin Photography said...

Happy belated Birthday Mary! I love the slideshow :)

I'm so glad I got to meet you guys in Chicago!

Studio Foto said...

AWESOME! Mary you make a great lobster :) see you at the shoot out

Studio Foto said...

AWESOME! Mary you make a great lobster :) see you at the shoot out

Vanessa said...

Awh Justin, that was SOOO beautiful, the pictures AND the song capture Mary so perfectly... If only we all could be so lucky to have such an amazing photographer to document the beauty in our every-day moments!

Mary, glad to hear you had a great birthday, love ya hun!