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Monday, June 4, 2012 | Personal
Of turning another year older
Iknow my birthday was 2 weeks back. May 10th to be exact. Yes, I'm a Taurean. And yes, this post is late... Late, intentionally and not intentionally at the same time. It's been hectically busy (still is *sadface*) and I really just wanted a proper moment to sit down and put my thoughts together because I wanted to say this well. Once.
I'll admit it, I kind of make a big deal out of birthdays :P Not the - I want a huge party, big bash, and lets go crazy kind of a big deal... but the kind where there is pampering, hugs, and special little treats sprinkled all throughout.
This year, my hubby made this one special. Okay, he makes all my birthdays special, but this one had that spoonful of extra goodness added to it. You have to understand that we aren't the extremely 'mushy' kind of couple (I know, ironic, given that I am a wedding photographer :P But I've learned to love it that way), we don't sweet talk each other with superflous words, or make public declarations of affection, instead we love in the more silent of ways, in the simple things... Brewing of tea to sleep better at night. Making breakfast, even if its just cereal and milk. A reminder to lock one's car while driving. Allowing each other the freedom to do somethings on our own. And just time together, even if we aren't doing a whole lot.
I'm writing this post, so I can remember. Not because I'm romantically mushy, but because I am sentimental and forgetful (the latter I am not proud of). I want to look back and recall in the middle of a very very busy time for him when he could have chosen to do alot of other things that were very important, he chose me and brought home flowers in my favourite colour, a pretty blue box, and planned a beautiful evening where we ate, drank and chatted about little nothings that made me smile. To alot looking, this may seem materialistic, but deep down I know what it means when I look behind the surface. And that's what matters.
Thank you to my most awesome hubby for making this birthday perfect. I know we drive each other absolutely crazy so often, because we couldn't be two more different people put together (yet somehow, in God's grace, he makes us work), and I know there are times we don't like each other very much because we aren't afraid to tell each other where we stand with each other....but through it all, I always always love you.