10.09.2008

Happy Birthday to Mark!

"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment." ~Horace

Today is Mark's birthday -- and as I think about him, I realize one of his best qualities [and he has a lot of them!] is that he is able, at a moment's notice, to be silly and to find the silliness in just about anything. We joked yesterday about how we look at everything in life in an opposite way -- we like different things [and we have strong feelings about them], we have very different tastes in just about everything and we are amazed after all these years that we are still together. Really, the only things that we both like are each other and our family. But that's the gift, right?

I met Mark when we were both really young and dumb, we survived lots of years living at poverty level [at least that's how it felt], we have moved together all over the country and back, raised a lovely family together and now are enjoying very silly moments with the most beautiful 4 [nearly 5 now!] grandchildren you can imagine. Every one of those precious little ones adores their Grandpa and wants to spend time with him.

He's wonderful. He's funny, he's spiritual, he's the hardest worker I know, he's pretty dang cute, and he's a wonderful head of our family.

Happy birthday to my sweetie!

14 comments:

Hacking it up said...

Happy Happy Birthday Marky dear!!! :) Hope he has the best birthday ever!!!He is such a great guy! Hope he has a great day!! Lots of love!!

Steph and Lance

Ashley said...

happy birthday, brother mason! what a wonderful man.

Renae said...

Lovely post, as always!! Happy Birthday Mark. I'm glad there are other couples that are pretty much opposite!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday Uncle Mark!!!

Mark said...

Thanks for the sweet thoughts. Much of who I am comes from hanging out with you for 34 years. Love you, Mark

Andi said...

Happy birthday Mark!

Shelley said...

What a lovely tribute! Happy Birthday Mark!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

We all love Markus - that is for sure!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday to Mark!!!! Sorry I'm late with that one.

Jori said...

Happy Birthday Mark! I LOVE your new banner Jan! I hope you are doing well.:)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Mark. Aren't we lucky to have such great men in our lives!

hoLLy said...

happy birthday mark! hope he has a SUPER day!

Tiburon said...

Happy Birthday Mark! Hope he had a super fantastic birthday :)

Aryn said...

"The only things we both like are each other and our family.." great line. :)

Happy Birthday Mark Mason!