Sixty-three Years Ago…

Sixty-three years ago, today, someone very near and dear to my heart entered this world.  His name is Edward, and he’s been my “better half” for over forty years.

Edward’s mom says he weighed in at ten pounds, but says she hardly had any labor pains at all!  Having given birth to a ten pound son of my own, I find her birth story simply amazing!

Baby Edward was born with his mom’s blue eyes and some blonde curly hair.   Today he still has those blue eyes, but his curly brown hair began to turn to a beautiful shade of gray at an early age–a family trait he’s passed on to some of our three children.

I still call him “Edward”, most of the time, but somewhere along the way, my “Edward” began to be known to most people as “Ed”, or sometimes,  just plain old “E”.  E is the name he is called by our grandchildren–short for “E-pa”.

Believe it or not, Ed ended up following in his mother’s footsteps by first serving in the military, then choosing a career in the healthcare industry.  She served in the military as a young woman, then later in life became a nurse in a doctor’s office, while Ed served in the military, and became a radiology technologist.  Ed also became an EMT (emergency medical technologist).  Eventually, Ed became a “Director of Radiology”, and has served in that capacity for many years.

In addition to serving his country, and helping the sick, Ed has spent his life being a kind and devoted son, husband, and father.  He’s always been there for all of us, through the good times and the bad.  He’s truly one-in-a -million, and we’re all blessed to be able to have Ed in our lives.

Those three candles, on the cake in the photo, represent a lot of great years, but I certainly hope to see a lot more great birthdays still to come for Ed.  We’re hoping retirement will be sometime in the not-too-distant future, too.  Perhaps, once retirement day finally comes, Ed can relax and devote some time to himself, and doing what he enjoys most in life, instead of constantly serving others.

Happy Birthday, Ed!

*This is my 1000th post!


Published in: on November 13, 2012 at 10:09 am  Comments (7)  

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  1. Happy, happy birthday to your hubby!

    And yay for your 1000th post!

  2. Wow, Amazing story! Happy 1000th post

  3. Happy birthday to your special guy. And kudos on post 1,000!

  4. Nice. Happy birthday Ed!

  5. What a nice tribute to the man you love.
    And 1000 posts? That’s a tribute to you.

  6. Happy birthday to your hubby and congratulations on your #1000!

  7. Happy Birthday Edward!

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