Today is Joe’s birthday. I will not say which one but according to his children he is getting really old!
Here are just a few of the great things he has done this past year.
He did not get angry at all when I shut the garage door on the van….three times. He just put the auto body repair shop number in the favorites section of his contacts. He didn’t even say anything when the insurance company sent us a letter suggesting that “the driver, Jody Schobel, should examine her driving habits” (in my defense it’s not my driving that’s the problem, I’m an excellent driver, it’s the parking that I struggle with but that’s a story for another time). He just handed me the letter.He also didn’t say a word when I accidentally washed his passport. But really who keeps their passport in their pants pocket?
He re-arranged two days worth of meetings at the very last minute so he could drive me and van full kids and stuff to Wyoming because I had insomnia the night before.
And he got to change a flat tire along the way.
He trekked all over the globe for work. From Germany to South East Asia multiple times. He was in Malaysia when flight MH370 disappeared, thankfully he was already on the ground when the news about that broke. And he dutifully complied with my request to text every single chance he could on his flights back.
He took about 1500 pictures of the Sensenbaugh fire. If you scroll through them fast enough on our computer it looks like a video
There was a fun trip to Chicago.
Hanging out with family.
Of course his he had his part in the famous Christmas turkey incident.
Then there are all the basketballs, tennis balls, volleyballs, baseballs and footballs that he has thrown, caught and chased after. One of the best things that he does is the dishes. Every night. But I think tonight the kids and I will take care of that. We like to go all out on birthday celebrations.
And just because it’s important to remember past mistakes so that they are not repeated there is this.
Happy Birthday Joe!