Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweetie

Today is my husband's birthday and I'm giving him all my attention today.  Except, of course, the attention I have to give my 8 to 5 job, because today is a work day.  I love my husband.  He is a wonderful guy.

Since this is my blog and not his, I'll tell you all about him from my point of view.  First and foremost, my husband was a great son.  He loved his mother so much and she loved him.  Nothing his mom did seemed crazy or wrong to him and she felt the same way about him.  I don't know how this is done, but it is a beautiful thing to behold.  Secondly, my sweetie is a retired naval aviator.  We had a wonderful time during his USNavy career.  We moved around the country and were blessed to be stationed in Naples, Italy in the mid-80's.  It was SO much FUN!!!  Sometimes I think those were the best years of our marriage, but who knows?  We're still married; maybe the best is yet to come?  As I said, he's retired.  Hahaha... Our son was six or seven years old when he retired from the Navy.  No rest for the wicked.  He had to get another job.  So, while sitting on the USS Inchon off the coast of Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy, my husband searched for a new job via the WONDERFUL new invention of the internet and email,  *thanks Al Gore*  and he found one.

This brings us to the stage of life we find ourselves in now.  My husband is a "beltway bandit" in the mid-Atlantic.  He is also a student working on his PhD in business administration.  He wants to teach during his golden years.  Let me tell you, a PhD is serious business.  He's been at this for seven or eight years.  I'm trying to erase it from my memory as I write.  Being a dissertation widow is a lonely business.  Thank goodness I had all that practice being on my own during those long Navy deployments.  I think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel in this process.  He will HOPEFULLY graduate this June.  Fingers crossed.

What our future in the second retirement of our lives will bring?  We don't know yet.  Sure, we have ideas, but we don't know.  So, I'll leave that for another post.

Happy birthday sweetie.  Yeah, you're getting older, but you still look very good to me.  And, you will ALWAYS be older than me, even if you don't look it.  <3



  1. Awww...Happy Birthday, Happy Girl's Hubby! Hope you have a day full of smiles!!!

  2. That was a very nice birthday tribute to your husband - I hope he has a happy happy birthday! Lots going on at your house!

  3. big smiles. love to hear positive things about ones spouse...i hope he has a marvelous birthday!

  4. Happy birthday to your sweetie! I love what you say about his mom. I want to have a relationship like that with my mom and with my daughters! That would be so great!

    - Mariza

  5. This is really sweet. Happy Birthday to your husband!

  6. It is a popular day. Happy Birthday to your husband!

  7. am envious of your adventures in Italy. what fun. happy bday to your hubby and way to go on the PHD.Both of you. I know it takes commitment from the whole family.

    After my hubby got his masters he talked about going on for more. I squelched it saying,,"we've got 3 kids to get through college first."
    Currently, we are on # 3. whew.

  8. Hi Happy Girl!

    Thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog!
    I love Meg @ whatever...I read her religiously lol.

    Happy birthday to your husband! Such a sweet post : )

    Gemma xXxXx

  9. Happygirl! If you have time, check out my blog today! I wrote a little something about you last night!

  10. Happy birthday to your hubby!!! :)

  11. Happy Birthday to your husband!!! Our husbands almost have the same birthday!

  12. What do you mean you can't write??? :)

    Thanks for visiting me! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

    And happy birthday to your hubs!

  13. just beautiful. happy birthday to your hubby...and may that dissertation be finished mighty fast!

  14. Awww, that's so sweet. Happy birthday to your sweetie!

    If you're still thinking chickens, check out my post today. All about how to house the little buggers.

    Have a happy day!


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