happy 40th birthday, Ed!

Today is a milestone. Today is Ed’s 40th birthday, and my husband is officially old. Over the Hill. I can say that, because he’s my husband. He knows when I’m teasing, and more importantly, he allows and encourages it!

It’s important to have a good sense of humor with any relationship. Luckily, Ed’s friends agree.

Ed's 40th Birthday

This was a delightful gift from one of Ed’s best friends. It included lots of things that are necessary to an old man, like a walking cane, reading glasses, and Super Polygrip. Not pictured are the Depends Undergarments. I¬†followed up on my threat to supply the black balloons.

But seriously. Ed takes this abuse from us because he knows we love him. And he’s older than us, so he takes the high road.

So, on your 40th birthday, Ed, I want to thank you. Thank you for putting up with me these many years! Thank you for spending nearly half of your years with me. Thank you for being such a wonderful dad, a loving husband, and a caring friend. Thank you for never losing sight of what is most important. Thank you for being the best travel partner, and for being the kind of guy who will take a silly selfie with me at the St. Louis arch. And thank you for always hanging on to that sense of humor, especially when I need it the most.


I plan to love you for at least 40 more years.

Happy birthday!


  • Sarah
    Posted at 17:35h, 12 June

    Thank you Ed for allowing older people than you to join in your celebration of your life and love! You are handsome & awesome!!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 17:38h, 12 June

    Oh and Happy, happy 40TH birthday!!

  • Kellie
    Posted at 21:50h, 12 June

    Happy Birthday, Ed!

  • Cindy Hurley
    Posted at 23:19h, 12 June

    Happy 40th, Ed!!