(March 4th 2017)
Today is my Daniel’s Birthday! Today is the day you were brought into this world. This is not only a special day for you but it’s a very special day to everyone close to you. Although you were born two years after me I still think our souls are related in some way. The people closest to me usually tend to be Pisces which is weird because that is the total polar opposite of me, but I guess that does make sense. I am a bit of an oxymoron in that I’m intensely loving and apathetic at the same time. I try not to be emotional and I come off as a bit standoffish but I really am the biggest softy you will ever meet, expressing my feelings and softness is hard for me. I want to tell you a little bit about the Daniel that very few people know about, and I can’t do that unless I come from a soft place hence the introduction and warning about all of the feels
I have only known you for three years but it feels like I have known you for thousands. From what I have heard of his childhood, Daniel has always worn his heart on his sleeve and has been a sensitive and very emotionally intelligent human being, and ambitious. And smart. He was bullied when he was younger and had a tough time like most kids. He, by the age of 24, had accomplished more than a lot of people accomplish in their lifetime. Which I talk about below. And the best thing about him is that he is so humble that a lot of people don’t even know what he has done including myself for a very long time because he just sees himself as another person. Daniel was a swimmer and swam with all of the great names that are in the Olympics now, and used to literally swim faster than them. But when he decided that he was over it, he was over it and he decided to dominate something else. He swam for SA at 3 FINA world cups, 07 Olympic trials, and won 5 gold medals and 1 silver, at the South African games. To name a few. Daniel then decided he was going to be a singer, and because he is good at everything he obviously just went and won everything. He was on TV, he was on SA idols and he was on high school musical touring SA and making all the young 14 year old girls fall in love with him. THEN, deciding that, hey you know what, maybe I want to be a bodybuilder. I mean how hard could that be right? Yeah. Within a few short years he had won his pro card, placed 4th IN THE WORLD at worlds (did you know that he is STILL to this day the HIGHEST ranking fitness model in the country….???? He got fourth place to the three world champions.) I know that he isn’t finished. And I know he will continue to do great things in the fitness industry. The last two years were obviously the two years that we have been together and the fact that Daniel made me a priority and our marriage and beginning our life together a priority above all of these things is just a testament to the kind of man he is. He has dozens of clients that he sees every day, he’s shaped hundreds of lives and he continues to inspire and encourage everyone he comes in contact with. We’ve been very lucky with the sponsorships and support we’re receiving this year so watch this space guys, daniel is definitely going to be doing some amazing things soon. Stay TUNED
He is the best son and brother (most of the time) and uncle, he is the best friend a person could ask for, and he is the best MAN and husband to me. Daniel is the type of guy who is always in a good mood. At 4 am. Annoyingly. And he’s good looking too so it’s like, not fair you know? He should suck at something or at least be mean. But nope. The only thing he sucks at is multi tasking. (Sorry babe). The accolades and accomplishments I outlined here are just his ON Paper accomplishments. You guys don’t see what he does every day for his loved ones, how he puts his heart and soul into every one of his clients, how he spends every morning cuddling me even though I’m dead to the world until 10 am, spends every evening talking about how much he loves his family and friends. He does NOTHING half assed, and that’s why the last two years have been dedicated to growing himself as a person, getting engaged, married, moving 3 times, starting a hard on your feet 10 hour a day job, all the while being the best husband, coach and friend on the planet. Daniel you are the best person I know and I’m honoured you chose me. I will do everything in my power every day to show you how much you mean to me. I hope you have the best day, and birthday month…. but please let’s just relax this weekend I’m still tired from last weekend
I love you. Happy birthday! You’re 27 today!