Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Rick.

He works long days (and sometimes nights) at the hospital. He serves willingly as the youth leader for the boys in our church (which is quite a big time commitment, I must say.) He studies hard to do the very best he possibly can. He is so diligent in his scripture study and prayers. He exercises and plays sports to stay strong and healthy. He takes care of his boys, playing doctor with Carson nearly every evening and wrestling little Everett. He pretty much does it all, and then somehow he is still always extremely patient and loving and helpful to me, his little old wife.

And, in a few minutes he will come home to find me blogging instead of taking care of a messy house and an un-prepared dinner, and he will say something like, "Oh good! You deserve a break. Let me go tidy up a bit."

I am a lucky girl.

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20 comments:

JS Fight said...

Happy birthday, Rick! Our family changed forever the day you were born. You are the addition we had been praying for. I remember when we got to see you in the hospital for the first time and asking if they got the right baby... I'm so glad they did :)!
I feel lucky to be your sister and your friend. I have always been inspired by you. Thanks for your love and faith!! Have a happy day tomorrow and remember birthdays are a blessing!!
love ya,
Jeanel

Salem said...

Happy Birthday, Rick! And isn't it fun to have REAL dr. toys to play with???!!! Sometimes when Burke is gone, I like to sneak and try out all his cool "toys" ;)

sam and brittney said...

Happy Birthday, Rick! What a sweet post, Page.

John said...

Happy Birthday, Rick! I can't wait for the day we get to hang out at some base in Germany or something. You're one of the best people I know, Rick, and I'm simply happy we got to know each other relatively early in our lives.

P.S. We should skype or something soon. Quick update: Step 1 on May 28 and marriage on June 12. Exciting times!

Marshall said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ricky dear, happy days will come to you all year! If I had a wish that it would be a happy happy birthday to you from me! Rick I wish you the best for your Big B-day and I can't wait to come out and you you and the Family!

Holly and Derek said...

Happy Birthday Rick! We hope that you have a great day!!!!

Jamie said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for being born, Rick! Happy Birthday! We love your little family and can't wait to be your neighbors!

Bishop Orellana said...

Very happy birthday Rick, hope it's the best day of your life (until now), it was good knowing you when you came to Chile, may god bless your family and specialy you because of what I read on this blog your really doing it great.
And like the teletubies say "big hug"

K said...

Happy Birthday Rick! I hope you have a great day.

Boo said...

Happy Birthday Rick!!! And it's been a while to my favorite Otto family! I read you blog once in a while and I really love to see the pictures of your cute kids;) I didn't know that Rick already took Step 1 of USMLE! I'm studying for it right now and it's killing me!!! I will study hard so that I can follow Rick's step:) Anyway, I hope you guys will have a great Rick's birthday! I will be praying from the other side of the world:)

Boo

suzyQT73 said...

Happy Birthday Rick!!

Another year old and wiser too, right? We are so excited to see you and your little family in August. It is so fun to read all about your family on your blog. You both are dedicated to keep up on that. We miss you, and wish you a fabulous birthday!!!

Love the Ogden Ottos

amandaruth said...

Happy Birthday Rick! We hope you have a wonderful birthday!
-The Rogers

John said...

Happy Birthday, Stud.
Way to be a dedicated father, husband, friend, doctor*, soldier. God reward your faithful self-giving!
Stay studly,
John

Angela Moonbaby said...

Happy Birthday super Rick! I hope you have a wonderful day! You so obviously deserve it!

Sadie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!

Barbaloot said...

Happy Birthday Rick! I miss the days of playing soccer with you and the rest of Flava of Love. Sounds like you're doing well in medical school---no surprise there.

Richard & Robyn said...

Happy Birthday Rick!!!! We hope you enjoy your special day!

Adam Wilson said...

Ricky,

I'm glad to see that you are still doing your pushups. You are the man.

AW

Kim said...

Rick Happy Birthday! Way to turn a year older and most likely wiser too!

Raymond said...

Hey Rick,

Hope you had a wonderful B-day! Page nice post and thanks for the reminder... Oh, and glad to see you are doing push ups with kids on your back, perhaps you can finally keep up with Marshall and I!)

Take care and best of luck in your rotations,

Ray