Meet the Husband

by Lara on November 22, 2011

Today is my husband Matthew’s birthday!  This post is in his honor.

Since the birthday boy is far too modest to ever speak highly of himself, I’m going to brag a little on his behalf, because bragging is what I do best (if I do say so myself).   Meet my husband:

Years ago, I read an excerpt from a book that has stuck with me, because it perfectly describes one of my husband’s best qualities: a capable but gentle presence.  I’m sure I’ll butcher it, but it went something like this:  You get the feeling that if you were with him and you were taken hostage by attackers with red bandanas, you would be among the few to escape.  And that while you were waiting to escape, you would somehow be made comfortable.  

I don’t mean that in a damsel-in-distress way, either.  I’ve heard grown men remark on Matthew’s shrewd, calm, and impressive intelligence.

My husband also has a high tolerance for an addictive, potent, and sometimes toxic substance:  me.  Not only is he is adept at speaking my language (When I ask him to “Change the thing on that thing so I can add it to my thing,” he responds with a “sure,” and does exactly what I was thinking), he possesses the rare quality that only a few men have: the ability to stay silent when I order the chicken salad instead of a hamburger and fries, and then proceed to eat half of his meal.

Other husband factoids:

He is freakishly proficient at parking any car, in any space.

He makes a great party date.

He brings out the best in me.

…and I would be, literally and figuratively, lost without him.

Happy Birthday, Babe.  Let’s celebrate!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Caitlin November 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

Love your party dress in that couple photo! Happy birthday to your man – have fun you two 😉


Danielle November 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

Such a sweet post. Happy birthday to your husband! Hope you both enjoy the celebration 🙂


Jennifer Brotchie November 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

Happy Birthday!!!


holly November 22, 2011 at 11:47 am


happy birthday matthew!!!


Jasmine @ the bookish mama November 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

God has given us such amazing men for husbands. Happy birthday to your awesome man! 🙂


James Thomas November 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Loving your words Lara, I have to say my brother is remarkable, I am proud to say I am related to him x


Lara November 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

As you should be 🙂 I know he feels the same about you. xox


Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! November 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

So sweet. 🙂


Susan November 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Happy birthday to your man!


glidingcalm November 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

this is so cute and sweet!! love you two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



tom November 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Shame he never managed to score for the phat controllers xxxx


Andrea@WellnessNotes November 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

What a sweet post! You are both very lucky! 🙂

Happy, happy Birthday, Matthew!


saysskippy November 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

What a sweet post! Happy birthday Matthew!!!!


julie November 23, 2011 at 6:55 am

hahahaha what a great quote! happy birthday to matthew 🙂 i love your relationship with him and hope you had a FABULOUS time at mortons!!! you ballers you.


Amy Murray November 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

Great post and so true Lara! We love you both!


Pure2raw twins November 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

love this post! you two are too cute

happy belated birthday to your man 😉


Erin November 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Awwh I love this. What a perfect compliment to an already perfect bonita. xo happy birthday M 🙂


Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm

What? Google Alerts and Facebook never told me it was Mattukah?!! Crud! You just can’t trust technology anymore! (Well, I was in the middle of the ocean, so I wouldn’t have gotten the memo anyway, but STILL)

Well, happy birthday Matthew- hope it was a wonderful day for you! You both were very fortunate to find each other in this big crazy world. I look forward to when our crazy worlds collide again. It’s been way too long! Til then, there’s Instagram. <3


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