Two guys with January 8 birthdays

Here is a re-play of a post I did three years ago about Hubby and Elvis both having their birthday on January 8.

Happy Birthday, Hubby.  I love you more today than ever.

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Elvis, King of Rock and Roll, and Hubby, Love of My Life, were both born on January 8; Elvis in 1935, Hubby in 1945.

Before Christmas, I picked up a verrry cheap Elvis Christmas CD but when I listened to it I realized why it was probably so cheap.  It was songs that had been recorded in his early years when, although his voice was already great, it just didn’t have the quality and character it did later on.  I realize now that the “Elvis voice” I love is the one in his later years that had depth and texture and maturity.

There are some parallels there to how I feel about Hubby.  I adored him when we were young.  He was cute and fun and nice — all the things that attract a young girl.  But, the Hubby I love most is the Hubby today. I still think he’s cute (in a 63-year-old kind of way), but what I love most about him is the great person he has become — a mature, responsible, caring adult who has character and integrity, but who can still enjoy life and laugh at himself too. (Although he prefers to laugh at me.)

It’s always been fun that Hubby shares his birthday with the King of Rock and Roll, but as far as I’m concerned, Hubby’s the one who really “rocks!”

8 Responses to Two guys with January 8 birthdays

  1. Debbie says:

    What a great tribute to the king of your house:D Congratulations on a good marriage that lasted.

  2. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Debbie. A long, happy marriage is one of my greatest blessings in life.

  3. Linda says:

    Happy birthday to your Hubby (and to grandson, Jay). I hope they’re having a great time, celebrating together. I don’t recall having read this post before, but I’m old and probably forgot. Anyway, it’s a very nice tribute to a very nice guy from a very nice lady.

  4. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Linda. We are having a great time. We’re going to go out to dinner between football games tonight. (You know we DO have our priorities.) And we’ve eaten our weight in krispy kremes. But April says they’re mostly air, and I choose to believe her.

  5. Chrissy Witt says:

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! This is such a loving and sweet post!

  6. Hilary says:

    Awww that’s so sweet. Happy Birthday to your hubby. 🙂

  7. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — Thank you!

    Hilary — Thank you. 🙂

  8. C. Beth says:

    What a sweet post–I hope your “better with age” hubby had a great birthday!

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