my husband’s birthday was last week and we celebrated it like we do almost every year: by going to the hofbräuhaus in newport, kentucky, right across the river from cincinnati.
he loves the hofbräuhaus for the food. i love it for the atmosphere, especially this time of year when it’s all christmasy, and i love that he loves it so much. it just suits him so well… after all, his family does have german roots.
i just want to say that my husband and i went through a lot of shit this summer. i went through a personal crisis that made me question whether i should even be married to him. i listened to friends whose advice made things worse. i look back on the last eight months and i’m glad for some of the changes i made as a result of the breakdown i had, but i cringe when i think of it all… how much i distanced myself from him, how i almost left him and he just didn’t understand what was happening. i didn’t understand what was happening.
he’s always been supportive of me. he doesn’t always know what i need, but he always listens when i need him to. he doesn’t always know how to respond, and i sometimes get mad about that, but i can feel his sincerity. maybe i had to go through what i went through this summer to get to where i am now, a place where i’m learning to listen to my spirit and body, taking better care of myself inside and out; changing my life by learning more about myself so i don’t get confused into thinking i don’t want something that i have, or that i do want something when i really don’t.
i’m so happy to have celebrated my husband’s birthday with him this year. i wouldn’t have it any other way… and i’m even more thankful that he wouldn’t either.
This post made me soooo happpy! It takes such strength to go through the shit and say “hey, I still want to celebrate birthdays with you”…
So glad you enjoyed celebrating your husband’s birthday and that you were able to revitalize your relationship! Thanks for sharing this insightful & inspiring article!