Monday, August 9, 2010

forty two

for 161 days each year, he's married to an "older woman." then today he catches up with me. he had a few requests: egg bake and coffee cake for breakfast (check), chocolate cupcakes like these (check), and dinner at Baldo's (had to be carry out because of a sick little one, but check). I added a few extras along the way to make his day extra special:

he is my closest friend, my other half, the one I go to. he adores his children and genuinely enjoys spending time with them. he enjoys being at home. he's a great conversationalist and a talented writer. I am blessed to call him "mine." Happy Birthday Sweet!


mark said...

as i got out of the "man van" after work tonight, and strode up the driveway, i breathed a long and genuine, trade"mark" sigh. it was a more-than-typical monday at work, but i was about to be where i really belong. and in an instant the days troubles were washed away and all was right.

thank you for loving me like no one else ever has, and so much more than i deserve to be. thank you for bearing and raising my two amazing sons. thank you for being genuinely you the whole way, and for forgiving and celebrating me for being genuinely me. i only hope i make you half as whole, as the whole you make me.

and thank you for making it such a special day ... it truly was!

love you, sweet!

The WoodLand School said...

Happy birthday to your man! This post is just such a loving tribute ... thank you for sharing.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Birthday wishes are going out....Sounds like you have a true soulmate there.

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Birthday to Mark from the losers from Maryland who forgot to call and send verbal wishes. We love you and wish you the best...always!

Gloria said...

Happy belated birthday to your closest friend...and dear heart!

Looks like it was a happy day!

Imene said...

Happy belated birthday to your soul mate!!!

Liz said...

Your post with his reply made my day. May we all be blessed with a love like you two have.

P.S. Happy birthday!

Larissa said...

Happy Birthday to your guy! Beautiful post - and of course i loved mark's comment!

a friend to knit with said...

yes you ARE blessed to call him yours. he is awesome!
happy belated birthday, mark!!!!
xoxo to you BOTH!!!