April 18, 2008

Birthday Tribute

A mushy missive to the man of the hour...

Dearest Allan,

Despite my occasional loud bursts of protests, whiny complaints and demanding questions of
why, how and what now
, please know that, in the deepest recesses of my heart and soul, I am always on your side -- rooting for you, believing in you, praying for you, trusting you, loving you every step of the way.

My darling, you simply cannot imagine how proud I am of you.

At 38, you have achieved what many only dream of. Slowly but surely, you grew to become the great man I always knew you would be from the moment I met you.

You have managed to conquer the odds and build a successful, rewarding career that has gifted our family with stability, comfort and freedom. You have proven that life is what you make of it -- that hard work, perseverance, patience, focus, optimism, faith and kindness can transform obstacles into victories, change daunting improbabilities into endless possiblity, and create stunning miracles out of ordinary happenings.

You have truly inspired and moved me to think differently, to focus on the good, to give in order to get back. And for this, I am extremely grateful. Now, I am joyfully convinced that all setbacks are temporary; they happen for a reason, and even help sweeten the feeling of fulfillment in the end.

So THANK YOU - for all that you do and all that you are.

You are an amazing husband, a devoted father, and the perfect best friend.

Happy Birthday, my honey!!!

I love you and I always will.

Your loony muse,



Bonggamom said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! Wow, I'm so glad we've reconnected in the blogosphere! I'll definitely be visiting your blog now that I've found you (or should I say you've found me..)

Kris said...

Happy birthday to your husband, and what a wonderful tribute. The last picture of you guys, I can see where your son gets his mischievousness from. I see it in your husband's face.

Pamela said...

how sweet!!

my4kids said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. What a sweet loving letter to write to him.

KatieBelle said...

Ya'll are so great together! Happy belated b'day to your hubby!

Mimi Lenox said...

Lovely, Irene. And a belated Happy Birthday to the Man of The Hour.

Paolo... said...

hey! i read your comment just now..hahahah..it's been a long time since i last visited your blog, even mine..hehehe..got too busy with school, I forgot i have a blog..hehehehe...well I'm doing great... how are you, by the way?
super belated happy birthday to your husband...ΓΌ

Donn said...

What a lucky, lucky, guy!
I'm sure that you'll agree.

zeroimpact said...

Happy birthday to Allan!!!
May all birthday wishes come true

It's me, T.J. said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


PAM said...

Aww. This is so sweet, Irene! Happy birthday again to Allan! In addition to all the wonderful things about Allan, don't forget to mention his wonderful matinee idol looks in the first picture! : ) I think Allan's a good hubby because you are such a great wifey, too!

MYSTI said...

What a wonderful tribute to your husband. The love and pride you have for him shows. You both are lucky to one another.