Friday, February 5, 2010

For he's a jolly good fellow. . .

. . . which nobody can deny.

He's my darling husband, Jack, and today's his birthday.


He's a giant of a fellow, literally and figuratively. He's six feet, seven inches tall, which makes him a little more than a foot taller than I am. I often introduce him as "my better two-thirds."

Jack was my college sweetheart. We got married seven weeks after I graduated. This is a big year for us--we're coming up on our 25th anniversary this June. And let me just tell you: 25 years is a long time to be married to me. Give the man an award.

By the way, I married a younger man. Jack is exactly five months my junior. He gets a lot of mileage out of those five months, too. Like the time last summer that he pointed out that I was about to be the sum of my children's ages. Ahem.

Today he joins me at age 46. So I'm off to bake a chocolate cake. And to buy lots and lots of candles.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

19 comments:

Emily said...

My husband is 6 months younger than me and he never lets me forget it either!

Happy Birthday to you hubby!

Erin said...

This is a wonderful post. I do confess to a deep desire to see a picture of the two of you standing next to each other. I am fascinated by couples with big height differences. My husband is approximately 1 inch taller than I am. ;) Happy birthday to your husband, and congrats to you on snagging such a great guy! :) (And also for looking like there is no possible way in the universe that you could have possibly been married for 25 years. Eek.)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm sorry, but you look like you're about 26!!! Are you lying about your age to get more readers? ;) ;)

Happy Birthday to your hubby. Hope you all have a great day! :)

Dawn said...

my turn to be teary! i love the photo of the two of you! and i can just feel your love for that man! happy chocolate cake and candles...

Autumn Mist said...

Can I join the others in saying that NEITHER of you looks old enough to be married for that long! Congratulations to you both.

Tracy said...

Happpy Birthday to your dear husband! = ) What a beautiful couple you are. (My hubby & I just celebrated our 25th in September, as well!)

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday, Jack! Enjoy your chocoholic cake! (That would pretty much be my choice too.) So glad you have each other...and that we get to enjoy your sweet wife's posts too. Blessings ~

marquey said...

Blessings My Sista,and Happy Day to your Husband Love.Thanks for showing how It's done 25 years!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Wow! He is a very tall man, and it sounds like he has the big heart to go with it. Happy Birthday to him! (you're sharing the chocolate cake, right?) ;-)

Debbie said...

A very happy birthday to him! And congrats on 25 years. We are at 23 and feel mighty happy about that:)
Came over from SITS.

Throw Open the Windows said...

Hi Richella,

Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog. :) It's nice to meet you too. And happy birthday to your Jack. My husband just turned 46 too... must have been a great year!

God Bless,
Rebecca

HeathahLee said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!

I married a younger man, too. Only he is almost three years younger. He LOVES bringing up the fact that I'll be 40 this year and he's still got three years left. The booger. : )

shraddha said...

have fun!!
Happy Birthday to you hubby!

you look wonderful...very beautiful

Melissa B. said...

Yup...he's exactly double the age of Ella Numera Una. Happy Birthday to Jack. Hope it was memorable!

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

gina said...

Wow I hope I look like you when I'm 46 - not to mention as happily married! That kind of love is so beautiful and increasingly rare in today's world. Happy birthday & anniversary cheers.

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday to Jack!

edie said...

Richella,
Aww Happy Anniversary! Great picture, you two don't look old enough to be having a 25th celebration.
hugs,
edie

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