Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Sweet Husband

My husbands favorite little people helping him celebrate his birthday
I had a hard time finding a card this year, it was a milestone birthday and nothing seemed appropriate. The cards were all too generic, silly or better left unopened, so for the first time ever, I did not get my husband a birthday card. 

What I wanted to say that no card seemed to convey was, that he has touched many lives in 60 years, and is a wonderful example and encouragement to others. Life has not always gone as he would have thought, we have had some serious bumps in the road, yet he has remained steadfast in his faith knowing God always had a plan. His love for family melts my heart and he is a perfect balance to my more reserved personality....God knew just what I needed

He made a comment the other day about how cool it was that God keeps showing us new things, aren't you glad God doesn't look at advancing age as a disqualification

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green   Psalm 92:12-14

The rescheduled birthday party was Saturday. One nice little surprise that occurred because of the date change was that my youngest son was able to attend. He wanted to surprise his dad so mum was the word, no one knew he was trying to come except me. It was touching to watch my husbands surprise when my son tapped him on the shoulder and he turned around and realized who it was (my son lives 4 hours away)

We were blessed with a wonderful time with family and friends. Many folks wrote words of encouragement and scripture, all to be assembled into some type of book to remember the event but I think one of his favorite things that he recieved was a bag of toys from the grandchildren. They know he will be there ready to play the next time they come to visit

Happy Birthday to my Sweet Husband

This was DIL idea, she did a great job

Our surprise guest

Picture of oldest son with husband sent to us by a friend to include in the book, love it


Sandy said...

Happy 60th to your husband. Love this sweet tribute and the darling pictures.

LDH said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! Such sweet photos of his celebration :)

Debbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your husband! He and my guy are the same age. Glad your son was able to come. What a perfect gift and surprise!

Nancy said...

Isn't it wonderful celebrating loved one's birthday when the family can be together...I am so glad your son was able to make it....

It sounds like God gave you a special gift in your hubby and I pray you will celebrate many more birthdays together....

no spring chicken said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet husband, and to the Lord who in His wisdom brought the two of you together!

Blessings, Debbie

WhiteStone said...

Happy birthday to that special man.
BTW, I love the bag of toys gift. Sweet idea!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Happy Birthday...and no cards don't say it right, maybe because the world doesn't see enough wonderful Christian men...the world needs more examples.

Petra said...

Happy Birthday to your special husband! I understand about no card, not from the store... Oh, and the bag of toys, how cute. And that last picture -- precious! Blessings!

Camille said...

You are blessed to have one another Maryann! What a lovely post!! Happiest of Birthdays (belated) to your husband. Looks/sounds like it was wonderful. And yippee for toys! LOL! :)

Many blessings,