Sunday, November 18, 2007
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!!