<---------That's the Crazy Tomato posing with the cake she and I made her mom. CT insisted it be a princess cake, and I completely understand why. Her mom is a princess. But instead of getting the royal treatment from yours truly yesterday, I decided to let a lot of unnecessary baggage be the wet blanket of the weekend.
You have no idea how sorry I am for that fact too.
January 29th is the pinnacle day for Mrs. Tony C's year. Before the little ones came along, we started the New Year off not with Happy New Year! but rather with Happy Birthday Month!, so her birthday was a big deal...no...a huge deal.
While some of the luster and anticipation has somewhat diminished with the rug rats now around, the day is still very special to me and always will be. Despite the rigors of the daily grind we all go through day in and day out, it is this one special day I get to set aside and focus exclusively on just her. Unfortunately, it didn't happen that way yesterday.
Sure. We attended the funeral of a family friend last night, but it wasn't necessarily a sad event. Brother Rudolph had lived a great life and leaves behind a tremendous testimony and tons of great memories. No...that just wasn't the cause of the turmoil.
Without going into the humiliating details that are, quite frankly, none of anyone else's business, I take full responsibility for funkifing the festivities. A few deep breaths and a slow count to ten would have been far better serving for me yesterday than the path I chose, but we all know the adage too well concerning hindsight.
Thankfully, I have Valentine's Day in February and our wedding anniversary in March to make amends. No...not quite the same, so I'll have to double my efforts this 2012 go around and make both memorable!
I complete adore my wife, and I am hopelessly in love with everything about her!
Did you necessarily need to hear that? Probably not near as much as I needed to declare it publicly, so thanks for helping me out. I've always known you are the best readers a blogger could have, and now I seriously owe you one.
Happy Day After Birthday my love! Hope you have many more with me...and continue to be the most forgiving soul I've ever put to the test.
See...I told you she was a princess (in pink)...
I'm truly one lucky dude.