Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Birthday wishes and burger dreams…

I don’t remember the first birthday of yours we spent together. I have no idea where we went or what I may have gifted you. We’ve been together so long I barely remember how old you were at the time.

What I do remember is the first time we celebrated my birthday together as a couple. We were dating long-distance, and you flew to stay with me in Denver. I had to leave for a few hours, and when I returned I was greeted with a big smile and a homemade cake with bright yellow flowers and rich chocolate frosting. When I discovered that you’d never made a cake before, my heart melted. And when I learned you’d walked two hot miles to the grocery store schlepping 2-pound bags of flour and sugar and cake pans, I didn’t think you could get much sweeter.

Until you casually mentioned that you’d made a “practice cake” a week earlier to make sure you’d get it just right. Then I knew I’d hit the lotto.

That’s the kind of person you are. You are thoughtful, and lovely and uncommonly kind. You’re the kind of man I always wanted and the kind of person I will always want to be. I hope this year brings you as much happiness as you continue to bring me.

If I could, I would give you the world. Maybe someday I’ll come close. But tonight, I’d like to take you out for burgers and milkshakes.

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Andrea @ Vegvacious
    Aw, happy birthday!!! What a super sweet post.
  • Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner
    What an adorable post! What a very sweet birthday wish!
  • Jennifurla
    ummm…he is handsome. Happy Birthday.
    Awwwwwww, so cute!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! Such a lovely wish too! x.o.x.o
  • jackie fo
    awwwwww… a practice cake? that’s just adorable.
  • Miss Val’s Creations
    What a wonderful post. Love is amazing! Happy birthday. ~Val
  • gabrielle
    way to make me choke up!
  • Lauren Zabaneh
    That was such a sweet post. What a guy. You guys are beyond cute together. Happy Birthday.
  • Monet
    What a precious post. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful, charming celebration of your love’s birthday. It made me smile.
  • Shannon
    Happy belated birthday Vin! (I like to think the 3 of us are buddies…am I a freak or what :) And btw, you have great hair. And what a nice post Jenn, you guys are cutie pies.