For those of you that know Rich I am sure you would agree that although he is a man of few words he has a huge heart. I learned that at the get-go of our relationship. I’ve watched over our years together his generosity spread to so many. I have benefited from his generosity as well; he has always treated me like a princess.
With this in mind, take a trip down memory lane with me. Thirteen years ago today, I set out to top Rich’s generosity by planning a perfect day for him. A day dedicated to spoiling him and treating to him to all his favorites. I even bought him a special gift. It was (and is today) his birthday.
I even decided that I would try my hand at his favorite homemade cheesecake (his mom’s recipe). Let me preface this part with: he did not marry me for my cooking abilities.
When preparing to make the cheesecake I learned I needed a spring foam pan so I went shopping. I eventually figured out what a spring foam pan was and made my purchase. What I did not realize is that the pan doubled as a bunt pan and came assembled as such. I didn’t recall his mom’s cheesecake having a hole in the middle of it or any cheesecake for that matter but nothing was going to stop me. So yes, I made the first cheesecake in the history of mankind with a hole in it. Did I mention that I was blond?
Other than my cheesecake mishap the day was perfect and he was surprised. I finally topped him (not that I have a competitive nature at all). All this to say, at the crux of my victory he pulled a “Rich”; which can be defined as sweetness mixed with nothing but pure intentions.
He turned the tables and surprised me with a never-ending untoppable gift …..a beautiful ring and a marriage proposal.
We celebrate today for two reasons; Rich’s birthday and my fairy tale come true.
Happy Birthday my love, my best friend, my knight in shining armor!
I love doing life together!
……..and they lived happily ever after.
Photo was taken during our engagement, back when we were thinner, both had more hair and when we thought wearing matching rugby’s was cool……oh, my!