Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday My Love



I just don't think it's fair for those folks like my husband that have birthdays very close to Christmas. But he handles it very well. Growing up, birthday's were a big deal in my house. We had a birthday party every year. Inviting family and all the neighborhood kids and I loved it. I guess I like attention. At least I admit it.

But Michael doesn't really like for his birthday's to be a big deal. I planned a surprise party one year for him and spent the next two days apologizing for it because he didn't like it. I made a mental note to back off a little on birthday's, at least when it concerns him. I still enjoy fussing over my kids on their birthday's. Always remembering that I want each of them to feel important on their special day and I don't ever want them to resent coming from a family with several children.

"So honey, with as little emphasis as I can muster .......happy birthday love."

8 comments:

thedomesticfringe said...

Nina, I'll wish your hubby a Happy Birthday, but you don't need to tell him. :) My daughter's birthday is tomorrow...stinks being right after Christmas, but we're going to have a house full of kids in the afternoon. I'm praying our walls will swell with the chaos. It's going to be a tight squeeze!
Enjoy your weekend.

washaw said...

Happy Birthday. You are a very lucky man to have won the heart of such a lady.

Tabatha said...

I won't say it... yes, I will, well, I'll at least think it (out loud) Happy Birthday, Bro. Michael! No wonder you and D get along so well, you're alike in numerous ways!

Anna Ruwersma said...

Oh, I hope you have a great time with David and Sarah. They seem really excited about this trip to Porto. Have fun!!!

Aurora said...

Happy Birthday from the other side of the street. At least this way, it is not so loud or obnoxious.

Tori said...

Well, happy birthday to your man!
BTW, how old?

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Michael! Since Christmas time birthdays get lost in the shuffle, I guess it's a good thing he doesn't like making a big deal of it. We always make a big deal of birthdays, too. That's at least one day out of the year when each of our six kids can feel very special and important to us in their own way.

Auntie eM said...

Lovely Photograph! A picture of commitment. Happy Birthday to Michael and may your new year be fruitful!