24 November 2005

happy birthday, LOVERRRRRRRRRRRRR



happy birthday to my lovely lovely boy. had you not been born on that 24th day of november, who knows where I'd be. I've been thinking all week long about you and all the fantastically quirky and lovable things about you and how you embrace your age like a proud teenager. I want to write about you forever, you are so good. even when you are driving me batty and making me pull my hair out and everything feels wrong, you are good. so I bake the chocolate cake with ava and we get crazy with the sprinkles. we make your card together. I wrap your presents, wishing I had more to give you, wishing I had some sort of spectacular surprise that would take your breath away and make you squeal with boyish glee (yes, that's right- BOYISH GLEE). because what I have to give you seems sort of ordinary and humble (even though I know you'll really like it). it's not the keys to a charming old villa in the middle of tuscany or a shiny new turquoise vespa scooter or even a huge box filled with every single item off your amazon wish list (just a few of the things I would slap a big red bow on and give to you if it were at all possible). does the fact that I wish I could give you these things count as anything? thing is, you'll read this and you'll tell me yes. yes andrea, it does, it counts.

and this will make me smile. which is why I am so glad you were born and why I married you in the first place, homeboy.

16 comments:

  1. that's such a sweet post andrea. you express exactly how i feel when it's e's b-day as i never feel i'm giving him enough, and he's always cool with it. you two are such a great couple! happy birthday wishes to ward!

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  2. Yes, Andrea, it does count. And I love you all the more for that.

    But never worry about wishing you had more to give me. I've already been given the best gift of all -- you, my dear. You've made my quirky and lovable life all the more quirky and lovable. You make the man, Andrea. You shape me and guide me to be the best artist and animator and husband and dad that I could possibly be. To have you by my side on my birthday is the best gift that you could ever give me.

    And I thank you eternally for this. Love ya, sweetie.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WARD!
    i love your tribute andrea and ward's reply. you guys are so cute & sweet that i'm getting a little choked up.....awwww :) i'm not trying to be jealous, but i hope i meet someone that loves me like that someday. ***and i love the 'i wish i could give you' lists, me & zabs make those for each other and i think it's really sweet.

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  4. happy birthday ward.
    Andrea, I think this post makes a perfect gift!
    Wishing you a great celebration.

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  5. Happy Birthday Ward! That is a great photo, Andrea, and such sweet things to read about the man you love. I feel like Im in on some secret conversation and the love is just a flowin'! Keep loving each other for years to come! We love you too! And you two!

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  6. So sweet and tender! Both the post and the photo shot with loving eyes. Happy birthday friend.

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  7. so sweet...and it gave me a good chuckle too...

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  9. This is exactly why I enjoy checking your blogs daily...to find magnificent treats like this. It’s refreshing to see how much you love your husband, and how he undoubtedly adores you.

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  10. Happy Birthday Lov-ERRRRRRRRR!!!!! Wait, that's not right.

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  11. Happy Birthday! That was such a thoughtful post!

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  12. Thanks to you all for the nice birthday greetings! I had a wonderful b-day with lots of cake and ice cream. Loved it. Thanks, Andrea, for making it extra-special wonderful. You're the birthday queen, I tell ya!

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  13. i have a tear in my eye.... you guys are too cute!!

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  14. oh! and happy belated birthday ward... even though i don't really "know" you... i kind of feel like i do!

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