Saturday 25 May 2013

Happy Birthday

Apologies for the poor posting levels of late, I am still in my usual round of work, children and stress and have added in buying and selling a house, which necessitates a ferocious amount of hoovering, GCSE and A level exams which necessitates a ferocious amount of "there there" noises and provision of biscuits and monumentally bad decisions that my offspring have made and left for me to sort out. I don't like this at all, they profess to be adults and demand to make their own choices and then when it goes horribly wrong, revert back to the "mummy fix" mode which 10 minutes before was ruining their life. Enough. Today will be a happy day, for the auntie hath decided soeth.

If you need a warning, this post may now be entirely composed of self indulgent mush, I care not, I love mush but if you are not inclined that way yourself, you can pop back another day, when I shall return to my normal rantie auntie type posts.

Today I am going to celebrate my husband's birthday. I didn't think I would ever write a birthday blog for anyone other than my children, I didn't think I would or could ever love someone as much as I love them but someone somewhere felt I was due a break and sent me himself, who as I said in my wedding vows is a chuisle mo chroi.

I could spend the rest of my life telling you all the things I love about him, because for me, he is the man on whom all others should be based. He is everything I could ever want or need, he is my world. May we be together for the rest of our days, however cloudy, because a world without you in it, Andrew, is one I don't want.

He once wrote this about his dad and spoke these words at his funeral

My Dad

A man who did great things, who built homes, lives, families, people.

A man who showed me how to be, how to live life with thought for others.

A man who showed me what quiet dignity and respect looked like and what those two qualities could achieve.

A man that laughed a lot, that made others laugh in equal measure and always, always could laugh at himself.

A man who showed me that a sharp mind is more powerful than a strong arm.

A man so much greater than this prescribed end.

I was made by my Dad.

And he and your mum, should be so proud because they helped you become the wonderful man you are today, and anyone who knows you would recognise you from the description above. Happy Birthday my love, tha gaol agam ort


Curry Queen said...

Aw, bless! That is so lovely - lucky Mr AG! And your first paragraph really made me laugh - it's like you have CCTV footage of my life....

libby said...

How spooky.....was just thinking about you both and that is a smashing post for a smashing man...Happy Birthday Andrew....we will be giving you the bumps when we next meet! much love from us xxx

martine said...

long live self-indulgent mush, we should celebrate more the people and things that make us happy

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Gigi said...

Happy birthday to Mr. AG. He sounds like a wonderful guy!

As for the kids, funny how quickly they revert when they need help.

Ayak said...

He sounds so perfect for you and you are clearly very happy. I am so pleased for you and wish a Happy Birthday to your husband xx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Am wiping away a tear here, that's so lovely :) Hope he had a lovely birthday x

Rarelesserspotted said...

What a lovely heartfelt post, wonderful reading

Nota Bene said...


Happy Birthday Andy!

Helena said...

Gwen - I'm an unashamed mushy-me, too, and this has been a wonderful read. Belated birthday wishes to Andy. And what a beautiful poem dedicated to his dad. Looks like he was based on the perfect gentleman himself. x

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