“From the first time we met, I knew that she was the love of my life forever, no matter the ups and downs, the happy and sad or the good and bad,” McGraw wrote. “She’s so special and so loved by us, happy birthday my love, when I wake up next to you in our 80’s, I’ll smile at the life we’ve built.”

Mcgraw included several photos of Hill, from when she was a child to more recent ones with their children. The first photo is a ’70s-style one of a young Hill with pigtails, playing a full-sized guitar that overwhelms her tiny body. The country star also posted another photo of his wife in her old baseball uniform as a teen, grinning as she positions herself to swing the bat.

The two country music icons fell in love when Hill opened for McGraw during his 1996 Spontaneous Combustion Tour. They married later that year in October, and eventually welcomed daughters Gracie, Maggie and Audrey.

Source : Billboard