Happy Bday to my Hunka Hunka

rick pink guitar

Yes, not only is February the month of looooove, but it is also the month of my Hunka Hunka Burning Love’s birthday!  Happy Birthday to Rickey, my sweet husband who is absolutely more than I could have ever hoped for in a best friend, husband and father.

We recently discovered Flying Wild Alaska on Netflix.  Basically it is a reality show about his first flying job… just the names have been changed.  We have watched it for a couple nights in a row now, with several episodes still calling our names.  Rickey is (I was about to say “having a sleep over”) overnighting away from home tonight which is extremely rare for him in his current pilot job.  So we won’t be watching FWA tonight.  Anyway, the show brought back MULTIPLE memories of our time spent in the North when he was flying for Little Red Air Service.  Seriously, the flight crew that spent the same three years up in Fort Vermilion would have at least two seasons of episodes simply from the stories I know about.  And as all good pilot’s wives know, there are many stories that we are glad we still don’t know about.

Those were exhilarating years we spent up in the freezing tundra, but I must say that our last 16 years in the desert have been my favorite!  We have traveled more, laughed more, forgiven more, cried more, spent more, prayed more and have definitely loved more in the last 16 years.  Thanks, Rickey, for making my life so thrilling by living out the calling on your life to be a man of integrity and passion.  I love you!  XOXO

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3 Responses to “Happy Bday to my Hunka Hunka”

  1. Lisanne Says:

    First, I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since you arrived in the desert….I remember it like it was yesterday! But most importantly this guy with the Elvis lip and the pink guitar is the FINEST example I know of a Godly father and I am honored to be able to call Ol’ Rickey my friend! Way to go Pops! You rock!

    • rixgal Says:

      Lisanne, I am just reading your comment now…6 months later. That was such a sweet thing you said about my Rickey. Thank you, friend! I love you!

      • Lisanne Says:

        That’s alright Linda….I know you’re a slow reader….ha, ha, ha! That was right about the time of your accident. Being able to sit in your company once again as we listened to your story of Nora and your adventures throughout the years, just confirmed the Godly example that both of you are and the wonders that can come when two people truly decide to raise their children in the ways of the Lord. Both of you are an inspiration! Thank you for your amazing and hysterical friendship through the years. I wish we were closer. I love you too!

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