Wednesday, November 30, 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! A guest post by GB

I'd like to begin by wishing my lovely and talented wife a Happy Happy Birthday!

I'm GB, the workaholic, traveling husband and I love her.

This morning I sang her 'Happy Birthday' when I woke up. I sang it, just above a whisper, so only she could hear it. I think I woke her up and I feel bad for that. But, she wasn't the only one to hear it. Trevor heard it from the other end of the house and came running. He jumped on the bed, said hello and started purring. Then he went into attack mode.

We had rain and wind last night so my hunch is that he spent the majority of of his nocturnal awareness watching leaves blow by the windows and across the yard. They look like stuff thats supposed by chased, caught and played with. He's quite the hunter. That leaf fever bloodlust thing he had going on imposed itself into the quite and intimate birthday morning song. Fingers, toes and flicking eyelids weren't safe as he was 'on the prowl'. But thats Trevor. Sweet and cuddly as a kitten one moment, indifferent feline sun absorber the next with an interspersing of Cujo-esque attack and destroy then flee scenario's.

I won't dwell on what birthday this is but I will dwell on the fact that this birthday is a turning point, a time of transition. This past year was especially tough. No one should have to have dealt with whats happened in this span of 365 days which includes cancer, the death of a family member, the death of a dear dear friend, an extended absence from her spouse, a crappy co-worker, the threat of permanent voice damage, yarn misrepresentations, traffic tickets, moody loved one's and other bits of negative energy. She's been through alot and although there's some scars, nicks and scratches I know she's going to be fine. She's going to sing again. She's going to get her dream job which entails her using her voice to make money. She's going to redirect the negative energy thats been dealt to her and re-focus it to make something positive and lasting. She has an amazing circle of friends that love her and gave forth every well wish and positive vibration they had. Their generosity and heartfelt sympathy was beyond what anyone could have hoped for. She's truly blessed to have y'all in her life.

So, on this day of happy days lets all come together and give her one more mighty charge of positive energy. This is my birthday wish for her and you all can help. Take a moment and think happy thoughts, wishing her well with prayer and good karma. She'll feel it as she tends to be very 'in-tune' to those around her. Then, in your dealings with society on this day, do something nice and random for someone - anyone. Propagate that positive energy and karma. Pay it forward. The goodness that comes out this is will be exponentially better that any trinket wrapped in shiny paper.

There's an old adage that says "What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger." She's a survivor. She's also, among other things, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a lover, a wife, a cat-mommy and an accomplished fiberphile.

I love her.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, here!
(or is it hear, hear)
I second that!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29, more or less, is a wonderful year!
I'm so happy that you're my friend. In return, I'll think good things at you. May your wheel spin true, this year and every year!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!

(And I just read about the stockings :P Nothing more to be said but :P)

Myshelle10 from KR

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Shea said...

Happy Birthday Amie!


12:10 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Happy happy birthday!!! 2006 *will* be a better year, because you are now a stronger person!!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday!
(and it's no wonder she loves you too)

1:15 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Many happy returns of the day! Sending lots of positive thoughts and energy!


1:36 PM  
Blogger snowballinhell said...

I'm so glad you have such a fabulous husband to guest-post about your birthday. I'm glad you've made it through this past year, too. Have a very, very happy birthday.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous twig said...

What a wonderful post.

Happy Birthday, Amie.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Happy Birthday! And what a wonderful post from your husband!

2:23 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Here, here, indeed! A lovely post. Happy birthday, Amie. This year IS going to be better!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

beautiful post.
I know I sent a card but I'll say Happy Birthday here too.
I hope you have a good one and it's the beginning of a better year.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post gave me chills (in the good way). It was obviously filled with so much love! Those of us who have people in our lives who care that much are so lucky it makes me cry. I am not usually a weepy sap, but when it comes to real, soul deep love, I am moved.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Now that I'm crying over here....With a husband like this, how can you not make it.

Happy birthday!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Happy, happy birthday, dear Amie! It's your day, but I'm the lucky one, because I am blessed to know you. Yeah, I know it's a short knowing, but a blessing all the same.

Much love and many happy returns!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Amie!!!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Amie! As Lance Armstrong Foundation states:"Live Strong"!!

MaryinMaine from KR

7:30 PM  
Blogger Margot said...

Happy happy happy happy happy birthday Amie!

May today be the turning point for which your sweet husband is setting the course. (((hugs)))

7:57 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Happy birthday, darlin'! Virtual smooches coming your way!

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My this year be filled with ten times as many blessings as the amount of trials and tribulations you have faced this past year!! Happy Birthday Amie!

"Go In" Beth :o)

8:19 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Happy birthday Amie! What an eloquent birthday tribute.

8:31 AM  
Blogger caramelknits said...

Happy Birthday, Amie! Thank you for allowing us to know you through your writing, sharing all that is suffering AND happiness. I hope that today is the best of days for you.

8:46 PM  

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