The Life of Bon: For my birthday boy

Monday, July 14, 2014

For my birthday boy

In one hour, the main man in my life will turn 26.

I didn't plan on falling in love with Greg.  He was originally a summer fling.  Someone to keep me entertained those hot August days.  I had graduated from college and was in a temporary state of limbo for a few months.  There were big changes happening in my life, but first there was this temporary summer lull.  An adorable redhead seemed just the thing to keep me entertained.  I met Greg while I was reading one summer afternoon on my apartment balcony;  I found him charming and quirky and utterly likeable.  So I thought I'd have fun with him for a few weeks because, you know, I had plans to move, to start my first real job, to grow up and definitely say goodbye to these young college boys.

By the time my car was packed with boxes four weeks later, though, I knew I wouldn't be saying goodbye to Greg.  I had fallen.

I fell in love with the silly accents he did when he opened the car door for me.
I fell in love with his smell.
I fell in love with his jawline and deep brown eyes.
I fell in love with the way he loved me.
I fell in love with how quickly and easily he could make me laugh.
I fell in love with his kisses.

And so, in December we decided to marry, and by March I was honeymooning in Mexico and telling my students to call me by a new last name.  It all happened so fast.

I thought I knew who Greg was when I married him.  But I didn't.  I only knew a sliver of the man he was.  I had fallen in love with so much of him, but was shocked to discover how much more of him there was to love.  

And I kept falling.

I fell in love with the way he adored his mom.
I fell in love with how competitive he was.
I fell in love with his passion for good theater.
I fell in love with the way his eyebrows furrowed when he concentrated extra hard on something.
I fell in love with his sensitivity and kindness and awareness of others' feelings.
I fell in love with how excited he was to talk about dogs.
I fell in love for the way he protected me and made me feel safe.
I fell in love with how excited he was to have kids, to start a family, to be a dad.
I fell in love with the way he calmed my fears when I was scared.

I fell in love with how I kept falling. Month after month. Year after year.

Happy Birthday, Bubsy boy!

Other birthday posts for Greg are here and here.

+This silly little article about Mitt Romney flying coach makes me sad all over that he's not president.  (Fact: I cried when he lost the presidential race.)
+A terrific post about what NOT to say to someone dealing with depression.
+How to get the perfect curl- I can never quite seem to master this!
+Laughed out loud at almost every single one of these "12 classic mom texts."  My mom is definitely guilty- especially of the texting about the voicemail about the missed call.
+A fascinating article on credit cards- this couple doesn't use credit cards, doesn't care at all about their credit rating and just bought a new home.  Do you agree with them? (I am a huge advocate of credit cards, myself, but the article definitely gave me something to think about.)


  1. Happy Bday Mr. Bon!!!

  2. Happy Birthday you little redhead actor, you!!

  3. Anonymous4:43 AM

    Happy Birthday to the man in your life!

  4. Happy birthday Greg! You'll get to celebrate two birthdays next year! And I cried when mitt Romney lost too. I just had such high hopes.

  5. Aww that is so sweet, Happy Bday Greg!

  6. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Happy Birthday to your man! This was a beautiful post to read. I can't wait for you to fall in love with him for how awesome of a day he is! <3 xoxo Olena

  7. Yay for Greg!!! This is the sweetest post ever!!! :)

  8. Happy birthday to your sidekick!

  9. How cute! love sweet little love stories! Happy bday to greg!

  10. Happy birthday to Greg!

  11. Hope he had the best birthday

  12. I love how in your 2012 birthday post, you say, "and no. He's not getting a baby for his birthday. But one day."
    Boom. This year it pretty much happened! Hope he loved that "one day"! :)