Sunday, November 18, 2007

GRATEFUL DAYS


Tonight I am dedicating my grateful days post to my husband. This is husband number 2 and it is true what they say about the second time around. My first husband was my "dream guy". We dated in High School and thru college, got married, had some good times, had two boys and then poof...off he went to greener pastures. I was a SAHM who thought the sun rose and set on him and to this day I have a difficult time reconciling the man I thought he was with the man he had become.

Two years later I was gainfully employed at a bank, owned my own condo and attended a Parents Without Partners Dance. I didn't get the memo, LOL, that it was a Toga Dance. There I was, all prim and proper in my Talbots outfit complete with pearls, in a room full of guys ( and some women) wearing sheets. The President of the chapter was wearing a plaid sheet and asked me to dance. The rest, as they say, is history.

We were married two years later, blended the family with four boys and trudged forward. It wasn't always easy, actually the first years were fairly tough, but we persevered and here we are with an empty nest. The man has the patience of a saint, unless something mechanical is involved then all bets are off. He dotes on me and I have become quite used to it! I, in turn, cook him good meals, encourage him to pursue his hobby ( model building) and try not to take him for granted.

Tomorrow (Monday) is his 39th birthday AGAIN, but he still likes to pretend that he is young and it my fault and the kids' fault that he is gray and weighs a bit more than he did 16 years ago when we got married ( as do I). To me he is simply the BEST!!

Happy Birthday Bob, I love you!!


Janet

9 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwww. What a nice story. Tell him Happy 39th Birthday from me.
    Nan

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  2. How sweet. He sounds like a doll.

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  3. Sweet, sweet, sweet! Happy Birthday to Bob...and lucky you for being able to share your life with someone who adores you!

    "It doesn't matter who you love, or how you love, but that you love"
    Rod McKuen (is my age showing too much?)

    Cassie

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  4. Aww, you do sound like a lucky girl!

    Happy 39th to him!

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  5. This is such a wonderful post Janet! Happy birthday to a special man...you are both so blessed. Give him a hug from me and then ask him to give you one from me as well! : )

    Have a sweet week!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  6. Glad you liked the soup. I think you'll love the Gooey cake. :)
    Nan

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  7. Awwww...that was a sweet story! Happy Birthday to your dear hubby!

    I have something for you at my blog.

    Manuela

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  8. Happy Birhtday to your hubby!
    He sounds like a real keeper, and I love to hear about such happily married couples. Life is good when we have a good partner!!

    Blessings to you both,
    Linda
    xoxo

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