Well, I have a little tradition going here. I've written about my 5 year old as well as Miss 13 on their birthdays, and today is my Dear Hubby's big day, so I guess the turn is his.
This is his last year in his 30ies. The kids think he's, well, OLD! I think it's wierd to be married to a guy twice my age!!! Or did time just fly??? I bet his parents feel like he just became their age... He's the oldest of 7.
Well. This summer it's 15 years since our eyes first locked, and the bystanders heard an audiable "click"!
Or whatever the sound is when 2 people just fall in love with no warning.
I was the least romantic girl I knew, I thought all those romantic stories about "Love at 1st site" was a bunch of "Hooey". Stuff like that doesn't happen in real life. And I was very much real and alive. So of course it happened to me! I was almost mad when I realized that my mind was totally toast. I had a hard time focusing on anything else than Mr. And I talked about him. All the time. My poor friends.... (I thought LUCKY THEM that get to hear about this amazing person!!!)
The biggest hurdle for us was that I lived in Sweden and he in Canada.
So, 11 months after our first meeting, we tied the knot in Sweden, and then I was officially imported into The land of Moose, Maples and Hockey players.
9 months later our 1st daughter was born. Our souvenier from our Greek Honeymoon....
When she was 6 months old, Big Guy graduated from University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Around this time I became a Landed Immigrant in this great nation, and I was allowed to work.
I held a job at Pizza Hut while Big Guy was looking for his 1st job suiting his degree. Until then he'd worked construction, part time at Chrysler as well as a personal financial advisor. He landed his 1st "real" job with an apartment management firm in Detroit, doing accounting for them. This meant crossing the border every day. He patiently stayed with this company for almost 10 years, during which time we dealt with the aftermath of 9-11 in 2001 (I was 8 month pregnant w. child #3). For several months he had to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to beat the traffic on the way in to the States. The customs was extra cautious after the terrible terrorist attacks, so all the cars were searched on a daily basis. You have your 6000 something daily commuters, many crossing around the same time each morning... so you can imagine the lineups!!!
This is also the busies international bordercrossing for commercial traffic in the world, so the trucks would line up for hours on end .
I don't know how Big Guy dealt with this all those years. He's a very patiend man, let me tell ya!!
He switched jobs in Sept. 2008, still working in Detroit, but this was better in several ways, and he sure needed a change. That following spring, he went to Finland to help one of his brothers build his house, and he so enjoyed himself, he felt that THIS is what he really wanted to do!
He was sick of the commute, and the office ho-hum. I sure don't blame him.
He wanted to bulid a house too, and I said, "Sure, but only if we also move there, it has to be an experience for the whole family!"
This is 2 years ago, and now we've lived here for almost a year!
Big Guy is truly enjoying the change of work. No more sitting on your butt all day.
At times the weather has been pretty brutal (just before Christmas they had a deadline to meet, and they were out in -25 C, not being able to use the powertools, they were too cold. I joked and said that using the hammers will keep you warmer at least!), but then he has thought about the option of sitting stuck in traffic, or dealing with various people that know how to NOT make your day... and the cold all of a sudden seemed perfectly fine!!!
What else???? I could ramble on and on about this guy, and mostly it would be really good stuff. I don't know a person who does not like my hubby!! He's an easygoing dude, who gets along well with everybody. He smiles quickly and is a great listener. He's a fun dad, who sometimes talks in extremes... He likes to explain how things work, and is a great math teacher. I love his humor, and in any situation he'd be the person I'd take with me. He's truly my best friend, and I thank God he's mine!!! And I'm praying for many, many years together. Happy Birthday my dear Hubby, I Love you forever and always!!!!