And this is a photo from last weekend, when my beloved was, as always, the steady ship in our midst, the one on whom we can all always depend. I love him more now than I ever thought possible, and tomorrow I will love him even more.
He doesn't want any fanfare, especially this year with our cousin still reeling, so we'll just have cake tonight, and he already opened his gifts last night because our son was so excited at the very cool-looking tea thermos he had bought him that he begged for him to open all his gifts right then. He's like his father, who also can never wait till the appointed date when he's excited about a gift he's giving. They want to see the look on the person's face, to bask in the happy.
Happy birthday, sweetheart. You deserve everything.