Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yesterday everyday

Yesterday was my birthday!

I have found celebrations in plural marriage to be somewhat complicated emotionally and logistically, but was pleasantly surprised yesterday.

NO ONE is better at birthdays than hubby. I would challenge anyone.
First, he let me sleep. The night before he came into my room very late to ask what my favorite meal was. I don't have one and he knows this but thought perhaps he had just missed it. lol...
I knew we didn't have the money to go out, so I told him to just make anything he thought I would like.
Then, after I awoke, he wouldn't let me tidy up as I usually do and even made a point of leaving me alone to write without interruption.

Near dinner, he made me a romantic, aromatic whirlpool bath complete with candles and soothing music.

Dinner was delicious as always and he went out of his way to try a couple of new dishes to make the dinner special. Also baked me a cake!

After dinner, hubby feeling disappointed that we didn't go to Mexico for my birthday as we had for the past few years, made some margarittas and sat outside with me for a couple of hours just enjoying the coolish evening.

Then, instead of 3 or 4 am, he came to bed early.

It was a lovely day.
It was the first day since coming here to live in April, that I have felt special and as close to him as I did during our courtship.


Hidden Sage said...

Happy Birthday :)

Your husband sounds genuine and considerate, that's great.

deb said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a special day!

3rd... said...

sweet.... that's really really sweet!
and happy birthday still!
You should share with him how it made you feel. He might not know you are craving this closeness and special bond.

Meggin said...

I"m so glad that you had a wonderful birthday!! I second letting him know how much it meant to you!!

UmmAbdur-Rahmaan said...

Awww how sweet. Happy Birthday! So how old are you now 16 or 17?

Dee and Elijah Sue said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a special day with hubby--very sweet.


new#3 said...

Thank you all for your birthday wishes!

lol If you haven't already guessed I'm way older than 16 or 17. Honestly I don't think I would be able to live in a plural marriage at any age under 40. I was too selfish and needy when I was a youngun :)

ammena said...

masha'allah, nice to know things are still there and men actually sense what some women need ;)

Anonymous said...

It's so hard for our husband to do that - He works hard but is awful at birthdays - we all go out in a bunch - :(
wonderful attention he paid to you - When our husbands honor us on a special occasion, it makes all the difference doesn't it?
Happy birthday - Hope it was the best yet!