Happy Birthday Big Bear!
Happy birthday to my husband, love of my life, the Big Bear! He can be cold as ice, a big old teddy and a giant asshole all in the same day if you talk to him long enough. It all depends on how people treat him. He tends to treat people how they treat him, which is rather fair. Others, it boils down to how they treat his family and friends or mess with him in the road. He’s usually more Teddy, than not, and I am completely in love with this “OLD” man (only kidding about the old part). This year, like most of his years, he is in the road driving and I’m hoping people will be just a little nicer even through you don’t know it’s his birthday. He’s does this driving thing. Doesn’t matter if it’s his birthday, mine or our kids, holidays, or anniversaries, people need things, and he has a job to do so he sacrifices his time from us, to deliver needs to our nation and gets so little respect for doing it. Seriously, he puts up with a lot of crap on the road. Other vehicles are just plain rude to semi-trucks and not only does it make their job harder but it’s dangerous.
My husband isn’t home much. WE as a family sacrifice a lot of time. It’s just as hard for him to drive a way and be away as it is for us to have him gone. We miss him something fierce, and even through physically he isn’t here, he is very present emotionally. The girls and I talk to him every day, and we FaceTime. He is my rock, my partner, my best friend, love of my life and I’m glad I get to walk life side by side with him. He accepts my baggage for all that it is, and gives me a safe place to let go of it. Some stuff I still hold on to, but like anything, some stuff is just hard to let go of. I love the time I have with him even though our time is short. Man, I wish I would have met him many, many years ago.
He’s an amazing poppy to the girls, and they have an incredible bond. I love that they go to him for advice, and even compliment him on how he parents which kinda cracks me up some. He’s such a softy when it comes to the girls and spoils them rotten; it’s quite pathetic actually. I don’t know how he does it, but he makes each of us feel like we are the most important person in the world. He manages to spread himself to each of us, and we never feel like we aren’t a priority. It’s a weird feeling sometimes.
He came into our lives like a whirlwind, and has been such a blessing. Don’t get me wrong, we have had a lot of trials, challenges and some really bumpy roads, but we have been so blessed. Over this last year, I’ve watched this man, grow and change into an even more incredible man which I didn’t think was possible. He really is like a fine wine, just gets better with age.
Thank you for being you Mr.Rambling Bear 🙂 I love you with everything that I am. Yes, you can be mad at me for getting mushy.