Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy birthday to the father of my children!

To the man who encouraged my dreams and pushed me to succeed, who believed in me when no one else did...

To the man who wrote me poetry, serenaded me with his guitar, and read bedtime stories to me over the phone long long ago because I couldn't sleep...

To the man who kept asking me to marry him for 7 years, and finally married me, then gave me a beautiful home, and keeps it orderly and fixes all the broken things...

To the man who was and still is so madly attracted to me despite my pimples, white hair, crazy hair, sick days, fat days, flatulent pregnant days, and horrible post-partum days...

To the man who makes me laugh every day and makes our kids laugh every day and is just about the funniest, smartest guy I know...
To the man who gave me my beautiful boys and is such a hands-on father to them and is the only other human being who loves them as much as I do (possibly more since you're more maalaga than I am!)...

Happy birthday, my dearest Vince! Thank you for the love and the laughter!


17 comments:

  1. This made me teary-eyed, Frances. My husband's birthday will be on the 26th and I don't know if we'll still be celebrating it with him... :'(

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    1. We decided to live our lives separately. And when I read your article in GH about how we could stay in love, I cry more. I love him but I just don't want to fight for it anymore. He's tired of my emotions, as he said he's practical. He'd rather get busy to succeed so he could give a brighter future for our child, than sulk in sorrow with me. I am a very emotional person and he can't stand it. He can't ride with all my drama, that according to him, is so unreasonable.

      You're lucky to have Vince. I grew up reading his articles in Seventeen (or was it Candy? Sorry, momnesia).

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    2. You know, love is always worth fighting for. Everyone says parenting is the hardest job in the world. I actually think it's being a wife/husband!

      Vince and I don't have a perfect relationship. Many times, we want to kill each other! LOL Seriously, it's a work in progress every single day. That's why I'm so happy I'm doing the Power of a Praying Wife devotional with a group of wives, too. We have learned so much about marriage and our roles and how God works to keep a man and a woman together. I'll pray for you both. Or you can join our prayer group!!! Email me!

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    3. I'm in tears now, Frances. You know I texted him last night if he could come home so we could talk to the couple pastors of our church. I wanted to consult our marriage crisis to them. But my husband said he doesn't have a problem, why does he have to do that daw. He even said that the Bible is NOT the solution to my emotions. So I just cried really, really hard. I prayed for him and our marriage. I will just let God do all the work. He's so blinded with being so focused to succeed. Sigh.

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    4. Okay, this is very serious. I think you should read this: http://theweek.com/article/index/99512/the-last-word-he-said-he-was-leaving-she-ignored-him

      My husband says your husband can't see that the most important part of his life is you and your child. Instead of being angry at him, feel sorry for him. One day, he'll regret all this. Your compassion will ease your pain. God bless you!

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    5. Thank you Frances and Vince. I will read the link above. I really hope he'll realize what's really important. Thank you so much for the inspiring words. God bless you, too.

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  2. Happy birthday to Daddy Topaz, Sir Vince. This post made me teary eyed.Hehe! You are damn lucky to have someone like him on your life. More blessing to come to your family and good health to the birthday celebrant. :D

    Araceli

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    1. Yes, I'm very blessed to be loved the way he loves me and our sons =) Thank you for the blessings!

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  3. happy birthday third world nerd!!

    you should have the pic of vince and vito (with the pringles) framed. ang cute!

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    1. Cute din yung isa pang photo nila na ganyan! Tawang-tawa si Vito grabe LOL

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  4. Happy birthday to you super hubby, Frances! Such a heartwarming post! (even if I'm not the celebrant hihi) I'm sure he feels equally happy and lucky having a wife like you!

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  5. Hi Frances,

    May i ask how i can join your devotional prayer group please?

    Thank you so much.

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