Thursday, December 2, 2010

one of my favourite things

today is my 44th birthday. i've been stressed of late and not sleeping well. my wife is in the hospital and i wander around an empty house when i'm not spending time with her. i woke this morning and i had to very literally drag myself out of bed so that i could get off to work today.

as i went through my day at work one of my favourite things happened. it was unexpected although i don't know why it was unexpected because it happens on this day every year.

my wife called my phone at work and sang Happy Birthday to me. she made me weep as i sat and listened to her. i archived the message so that i could hear it again whenever i wished to. i wept again as i wrote this blog post.

she truly is one of my favourite things. the things she does for me every day truly are my favourite things. this one thing that she does for me every year truly is one of my favourite things.

she blessed my day just by being who she is.

i love you Wendy.

9 comments:

tmamone said...

Happy birthday!

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Lutestring said...

I don't even know you but I've been praying for you and your wife. Happy Birthday.

shallowfrozenwater said...

thank you so much Lutestring. i've added you to my reader.

Lutestring said...

you are so very welcome

btw, as as burned-out and disillusioned Christian, I've found your blog a healing, comforting place. :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Ian! And prayers and blessings of peace and rest to both you and Wendy tonight.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday TL
I meant to call, but the day got away from me. Sorry!
love you soo much and i hope it was a happy birthday!
b.b

Beth said...

Were you sitting at our table without me getting it was your b-day? Ugh. Happy quite-belated birthday my friend.

I'm at your blog because I wondered what you think of this;

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/901645--young-russians-chase-hockey-dream-in-small-town-ontario?bn=1

Beth

shallowfrozenwater said...

no Beth, i was sitting at your table on Tuesday and my birthday was Thursday. just sitting with your family was gift enough. i love you guys.