Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Happy birthday to this man


My husband's birthday was yesterday. In that picture, he is carefully replanting my terrarium while wearing an FDNY squad shirt our son gave him. Both those things speak volumes. They hint at why there is no one I would rather be with on this epic journey. My life with this man took on the promise of brand new experiences when our son proposed to his love this past weekend—a new stage of life is suddenly within view. Such a wonderful father my husband is, such a bedrock good soul, not a fickle bone in his body. Every day he gets up and puts in the hours, and every night, my spirits lift when he walks through the door. The intimacy of shared history, raising children, belly laughs, companionable silences, easy conversations, hard conversations, getting through, standing firm, all of it is a gift I do not take for granted. I am forever grateful that life gave me this man to love, a man for whom the most perfect birthday is to have his family around him, his children and their loves, and our niece who lives with us, and this is how we celebrated him last night, the stories flowing, random flights of conversation, traveling down musical memory lanes, side-splitting laughter, everything easy and good.

13 comments:

  1. And here's yet another way in which you and I are so much alike- our incredible fortune in our partners.
    Happy birthday to that good man.
    And by the way, not sure if you've noticed this but Lord, is he handsome.

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  2. It is always cause for celebration to see, through your eyes, your man who is so loving and so loved and so engaged with life. Happy Birthday to him once again!

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  3. May he have many more lovely birthdays with you!

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  4. Happy Birthday to your wonderful husband, and may he celebrate many more. Lottery wins are not just about money, are they? :)

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  5. Happy happy birthday to your husband ! A beautiful tribute you’ve written ,

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  6. Happy happy joy joy! I wish him all the best.

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  7. Happy birthday to your hubby. A good man is hard to find, as is a good woman. I'm glad you two found each other.

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  8. so lucky. you are so lucky. we;;, maybe not lucky. maybe discerning and you grabbed the best thing in sight.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful birthday! Happy belated!

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  10. Happy birthday to your much-loved husband. Please tell him good wishes come to him from the far north coast of California.

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  11. Hello from a first time visitor who stopped in from Robin’s New Dharma Bums blog as I am always interested in reading other blog posts. This is a beautiful tribute to your husband and both he and you are very fortunate to have one another.

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  12. Aww what a wonderful tribute for your husband. Love is so awesome. The promise of love continues on and it just grows each and every minute.
    I am so glad that you and your husband have shared all the intimate moments and even the not so private moments together as they are what makes you stronger.
    Happy Belated Birthday to your husband. xx

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