Monday, January 16, 2012

A Happy Birthday Post

(Warning: Sentimental thoughts and a little sap ahead.)

Today, the Husband turns 25. 

A whole quarter of a century old. 

I know that I am the writer of this blog, but it likely wouldn't exist without this man. In fact, without this man, I would not be living in this house, own this dog, have these dreams, or face the future with such wide open, happy eyes. 

Without this man, I would not be the woman I have become over the past few years. 

That's not to say that I wouldn't have found such contented happiness on my own. I likely would have. It would have involved a tiny, messy apartment, a little more expendable money, a larger wardrobe, shoes, a lot of reading, and a little more adventurous cooking. 

A little different.

I am grateful for this man and every one of his 25 years, but most of all for the 3 he's spent with me. He's my warm hug on a cold, hard day. He's my mirror when I need one, my muscle when my own fail. He's my financial advisor, my guidance councillor, my therapist, my carpenter, my plumber, my electrician, my masseuse, my dog walker, my spiritual advisor, my mentor, my mentee, my driver, my handyman.

And, most importantly, my love, my best friend. 

Happy birthday, Husband! 

(Come back tomorrow for a sap-less post about closets!)


  1. ramblingrenovatorsJanuary 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    What a sweet post. Happy birthday to your husband! Its my birthday too :) Yay!

  2. Ooh, happy birthday, Jen! I hope you have a delightful day today!

    (Is it just me or are birthdays all over the blogosphere today?)

  3. Awww so sweet! Happy Birthday to your hubby! :) Hope you do something special to celebrate with him

  4. awww so cute! happy birthday to your hubby - hope you guys had a great day

  5. So sweet, hope your husband had a great birthday. So funny, when my husband turned 25 (that's been 7 years ago now...where has the time gone?!) I think he reminded me he was a quarter of a century every day that year - that was like his theme or something. Your post just made me think about that :).

  6. Thanks Kerry! He got his favourite burger from his favourite burger joint. Nothing crazy, but we enjoyed it!

  7. Thanks! I'm so glad my post reminded you of your husband! I don't think mine will be reminding me so much, but I might remind him...

  8. This is such a sweet post. I loved reading it. Thanks for sharing, and happy birthday to the hubby!

  9. Birthdays in the young age are the best of all life when you have all relations around you.

  10. loved it....keep that thought for another 25 years x 2!