Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Super Hero Royalty in the House

Today is a day that it hard to forget and lucky thing for me, because if I had forgotten it I would be in big trouble. It is easy at times to take certain people for granted. For instance, even though I do not hold much regard for a socialistic democracy I do recognize that the royal family has a job to do. I take them for granted and expect them to do their job. I find that easy to do. I mention the royal family because today is the crown prince of Norways birthday. He is turning 38 years old today and shares this day with a very special person in my life, who I must admit is taken for granted by most of his family. My husband the "Saw-man" and king of this family, although I would never say that to his face, is turning 28 years old today. Well, lets just say that he would like to think he was turning 28 today.

 The Saw-man hard at work building us our dream house (again)

The fact is that I am very lucky to have this wonderful man in my life. It takes a special kind of person to stay married to me for over 20 years. Let's face it, not every man would have welcomed two additional children from my previous relationships that seemingly popped out of no where. He is loving, patient and kind but what I love the most about him is his sense of humor. Not a day goes by that he does not make me laugh. He knows who he is and it is that strength that keeps me grounded.

Together we have raised two children, run a company, built and remodeled 5 houses, faced illness and death and taken care of my mother. Not many men could live and take care of their mother in-law, and my mother especially!

 Ok so he brags a little, no one is perfect
 
There is no one that I feel safer with. He has been a fireman, a body guard, and although he does not look it he is tough when he needs to be and strong as an ox. He runs his own business now as a fire consultant, still saving lives, he is and always has been my very own super hero. 

There is royalty in my house today so I think I should bake a cake.

Strawberry cheese cake is his favorite


Hope all of you women out there are as lucky as me. Tell me about your super hero.

 


15 comments:

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Happy birthday to your superhero! What a lovely tribute. I, too, have a hero, someone who makes me feel safe. Isn't it wonderful?

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe congratulations! Great post appreciating the man in your life!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

What an awesome post ;) Happy Birthday, "Saw-man."

Karen Walker said...

Yes, happy birthday to your wonderful hubby. This is such a loving tribute. My superhero is very quiet and shy. What I love most about him is his stability--his calmness to my emotional volatility. And he loves and accepts me, flaws and all - he is my sanctuary.
Karen

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Happy royal birthday to the King of the House.

Mike

GigglesandGuns said...

Every blessing there is to both you and your "Super Hero."

Bossy Betty said...

Happy Birthday to that very special man!!

Mine is currently feeding cat food to the crows.

Craziness abounds said...

What an awesome tribute! Love it. I am just as lucky as you it seems. Well you know how my hubby is. If not we need to work on your reading skills.. Tell the Saw-Man Happy Birthday!

Craziness abounds said...

PS Phil's favorite is cherry cheese cake. lol

Susan Kane said...

And Happy Birthday, Saw Man! You are lucky to have such a wonderful wife as your partner.

My super hero is at work today, working on accumulating data of student achievement for teachers. I would go crazy if I were forced to do this. So he is my hero.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I just hope I am my wife's hero. Tell your husband happy birthday!

hege said...

What a wonderful tribute Siv. OK. he's your superhero, but remember it takes two to tango, especially when you're doing it for over 20 years. My superhero says HI. Love you both to death.

erica and christy said...

My husband and I are very lucky to have found each other. Each of us have friends and relatives that constantly tell us that. And we've achieved 16 years together and have no reason to think we can't go 70+.

Congrats to you and your hubby and everyone who has found their true love!
erica

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Sis,

Happy birthday, virtual brother-in-law... You are both so lucky to have each other.

Siv,

I am thrilled that you have such a special man in your life. You deserve it.

Hugs to you both....

Melissa Bradley said...

What an awesome tribute for an incredible man. Hope your husband had an amazing birthday and I must say that cheesecake looked delicious. Strawberry cheesecake is one of my favorites, too.