happy birthday to my amazing husband
Karl and I had little celebrations all weekend in anticipation of his birthday today. We had plans for a special birthday dinner tonight, but those plans have been put on hold because today my handsome husband-of-just-over-two-weeks leaves on a business trip to the Philippines… for two weeks. We knew he would have to go eventually. Still, this was a bit of a surprise. Karl’s boss really didn’t want to take Karl away so soon and he did what he could to delay the necessity of Karl’s presence in the Philippines until January, but there was no getting around it. My talented, hard-working, intelligent husband is indispensable to their operations.
It was not easy saying good-bye this morning. It would have been a difficult good-bye even if it had not been Karl’s birthday. (For crying out loud, he’s going to be gone for almost as long as we’ve been married! I know two weeks is nothing in comparison to our entire married lives… but it has only been two weeks. We’ve barely started settling into a routine.) But there were surprisingly less tears than I anticipated, which I attribute to sacramental grace. I’ll probably cry more tonight when I come home to an empty house, but at least I sent Karl, who isn’t looking forward to being apart of two weeks either, off without sobbing.
Karl as usual has managed to hold onto the one good thing about this trip: birthday celebrations spanning three weeks! We celebrated throughout the weekend, and we will celebrate again upon his return. I don’t mind celebrating that long; there is a lot to celebrate when it comes to Karl. He really is the most amazing man I’ve ever met, and he’s turning out to be an ever better husband that I could have hoped for!
Karl, here’s to two more weeks of celebrating your life! And here’s to a lifetime together!
I love you, husband!
Also, Happy 30th Anniversary to Mom & Dad Schlegel!