Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart

I am proud to announce that today is my husband's birthday. I normally don't include posts about my husband in the blog but this time I had to. We have celebrated about 12 birthdays together and each time feels like the first. I don't understand why some people don't celebrate their birthday(aside from religious beliefs). Birthdays are the anniversary of your birth. That should be cause for celebration.

My husband is and has been the greatest. He is an excellent dad, too. He supports my dreams and vision. He gives me brutally honest feedback when I need it. He supports his family, sometimes by working two jobs to get us what we need and want. I just wanted to celebrate him today by saying 'I appreciate you.'

The other night we were discussing some past gifts that I'd given him. My husband attended Suomi College and before we married he would also share about the fun he had at Suomi. "We did.... It was so much fun when..... I will never forget the time...." He loved his experience at Suomi but for some reason he didn't have any college memorabilia. So I surprised him. I would ask him things like where was Suomi located? Was that in upper Michgan(doing my investigative research). I called Suomi in Hancock MI and ordered him a Suomi T-Shirt. He loved it!

He also likes bowling and one year I got him a bowling ball. He called all his friends that night. The next year, a pool stick. Oh boy was he happy. This year I'm giving him the gift of appreciation(sounds cheap doesn't it?)

It's not if you think of it. So often we take our spouses for granted. We feel comfort in the fact that they are supposed to do this or that. And they are but we should feel grateful and happy because some spouses don't do the same. So this year, I will show my gratitude and appreciation.

Happy Birthday to all those who are celebrating birthdays today and in the month of November. How do you celebrate?


  1. Happy Birthday to your hubby!

    Hi! Stopping by MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  2. Happy Birthday! That is amazing that you are able to continue celebrating birthdays and that they feel new and fresh, that says alot @ your relationship :) You are lucky to have such a supportive husband and father for your daughter. It seems like that combo is few and far between.
    I def think its easy to take our spouses for granted. I know that I do with my boyfriend, and I feel awful about it. But instead of feeling awful, I'm going to give him more love and admiration, because he deserves it, and our relationship means alot to me.
    I dont have a bday in Nov, my daughter and I are September babies :) We celebrate with a small party for close friends and family and then on the actual day of our birthdays we do a small quiet activity at home.

  3. Awww!!! Happy Birthday to your ! This post was so sweet - it's obvious that you are still very much in love with your husband and, after 12 years, that is a Blessing!

    Hope his day was special!

  4. @Veronica Lee Thanks Hubby and I had a great time celebrating his birthday:) We are actually planning a trip to Jamaica next year so we did a lot of daydreaming about that.

  5. @Mommy Glow I am a September Baby, too. I remember my best birthday. I was turning 35 so I wanted to do something different so I rented a limo and invited 5 of my best girls. We went out to dinner and the casino. It was so memorable. My girls still talk about it to this day:)

  6. @Yakina Yeah, I love my Boo-Boo. He made a funny(not haha) but funny weird, kinda observation. He says that he knows that I don't always like him but he knows I always love him. Weird huh? He can get on my last nerve(in a humorous way) because he is such a conspiracy theorist. I may post about that sometime soon. But I feel so lucky that God loved me so much that he let us find one another:)

  7. Happy Birthday to your Mr! Wish I knew about that *cough, cough* One day:)

  8. @Cocoa Girl I love doing zany things for my or friends birthdays. Thanks for commenting:)

  9. I stumbled across your blog & started to read thru the archives, I too attended Suomi. I can relate to why your husband enjoyed his time there. Great blog.

  10. @SoniaB Thanks. A few of our high school friends attended Suomi, also. They loved it. I think the college has since changed the name. Maybe you knew hubby if you went there between 87-89.