Monday, August 20, 2012

Birthday Bouquet

These flowers reflect my mood -- an unlikely variety of blooms, petal-less sunflowers, teardrops of lavender, and spiky filler - unusual and beautiful.  It's been a frantic few weeks loaded with family, activity, stress, joy, and a whole other bouquet of of emotion. And now things are settling down...

We celebrated hubby's birthday on the weekend at the cottage - his favourite place to be. He sat on the deck with the priceless vista feeding the chickadees from his hand, his face relaxed into an easy smile, the kind that sneaks in when he unaware and content. He is my Dr Doolittle, happiest most when he is among animals and birds. He enjoys an easy communion with all things furry and feathered. The ducks seek out his companionship (and that was before he started feeding them); the falcon still gives him a fly by occasionally; and the red squirrels and chipmunks follow him about the property and kept him company while he painted the bunkie.

Hubby is shy and unassuming - socially uncomfortable - and doesn't like me posting pictures of him or mentioning him in my blog without his permission. However I hope he will cut me some slack when he learns that I posted a birthday greeting for him here ...

Happy birthday to the sweet man I cherish and adore; who makes me want to be the best possible version of myself; and whose dreams I want to help, more than ever, come true. Happy birthday to my love; ever thine.


  1. "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight" .. and that's exactly what your beautiful blog tribute did for me today. As your hubby's mom, my heart overflows with thankfulness for your beautiful spirit, compassion, love and commitment. Luv ya,


  2. Awe, so sweet! What a beautiful birthday wish. Happy birthday, Lyn's hubby! :)


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