Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Honey

Instead of my usual post it note Tuesday I am dedicating this post to my one and only true love.  He is absolutely the love of my life and I don't  know how or what I would ever do without him.  Now, don't get me wrong, during our 12 years of marriage we have had our ups and downs and been through major trials and tribulations but always come out together on the other side stronger than ever. 

Let me give you a little background on our relationship - (This is going to be more than one post as the story is quite long):

The first time we met (we actually met 5 years prior to when we got together), we met at a Honky Tonky in Little Rock, Arkansas called BJ's Honkey Tonk.  He was with his best friend J.H. (whom, incidently, I went to college with first and hung out and partied with) and I was with my best friend, J.W.  When we met that night neither he nor myself liked each other.  I was chasing a tall cowboy and he was chasing a tall blond hair girl. The buddy he was with told him that I was wild and he didn't need to pursue me because I was not what he was looking for (another story for another time) - LOL.

Anywho, fast forward 5 years later and we meet up again at the same bar except this time he was with his brother and other friends and I was with the same best friend as 5 years before.  When we met he thought I was 19 years old (I was 29) and that I got in on a fake ID.  (Neither one of us knew at this point that we had actually met 5 years prior)  He made me show him my driver's license and even tried to scratch off my date of birth, etc.  Once he confirmed that I was 29 years old he told his brother and friends to back off that I was all his.  (Pretty presumptious of him, dontcha think) :o)  He bought me a few beers and we talked and slow danced and learned that we each had a 3 year old child from a previous marriage and that we had a lot in common.  At the end of the night he asked for my number and I gave him my 1-800 number at work - he still hasn't let me live that down . HA HA!

He called me the next day and asked me out on a date for that night.  I actually tried cancelling the date 3 times that day due to not having a sitter and after the 3rd time he decided that since our kids would be involved if we did start seeing each other that we would go on our first date together with our two 3 year olds.  We went to a place called Playworld in Conway and they have the big ball pits, games, and food.  So after playing for a while, we sat down to eat pizza and while eating he said that he saw an angel appear over us that told him that was the way it would be from that day forward - the 4 of us as a family.   After dinner we left and my stepson (who was only 3 years old at the time, remember) sang the entire Celine Dion tape word for word to me on our way home and they sent me and my daughter a dozen red roses the next day thanking us for the date.   AWWWWW..........

Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow. 

However, I am going to leave you with this (one of my favorite pictures of the two of us taken earlier this year):

Happy 41st birthday my love.  I love you with all my heart and soul and as much as you drive me NUTS at times, my life was never complete until I met you.

I love you forever and always.


  1. A lovely tribute. And here was me thinking I was 'soppy' over the love of my life. Glad to see another couple so in love after so many years, quite an achievement. Best wishes for all your birthdays yet to come.

  2. Happy Birthday to the husbs! You two are a beautiful couple! Loved your story!

  3. You are supa dupa adorable! You know that? And this story is fabulous! I can't wait to read the rest.

  4. Happy birthday and all the very best for your husband and the whole family. Kisses and hugs from Cyprus!

  5. what a wondeful tribute;) truly amazing love story....

    Happy bday big guy;)

  6. Great story - Happy Birthday to your husband!!

  7. this was absolutely lovely, just like you.

    um, your hair looks incredible!

  8. That is such a great pic!! Isn't it funny how much our guys can drive us nuts, but we love them more than anything?! I love it.

  9. AWWWWW! What a great story....off to read part 2!

  10. I remember one time Scott was over at my house making me his specialty, chicken fajitas. He was chopping onions and I had this flash of a visual and a weird thought, I saw a gold band on his hand and thought, "He needs to have a wedding ring." I think we were engaged within a month, although I never told him this...even to this day.


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