Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Would you believe me baby when I tell you, that you're the Queen of my Heart

Happy Birthday!
I never write on my wife's blog because... well come on. Who wants to see me fumble around with words on this blog. I'm not a writer, but I could damn near write you a novel on how amazing my wife is and all of the reasons I love her. But I'm Irish Catholic and enough of a hard case to not put you through that. Anybody who has read this blog for any amount of time knows that I "married up". I know, I can't figure out my luck either. But I wanted to share when I fell in love with Maggie. (It was the first time I saw her)
When I was seventeen I went with a group of friends on Halloween to a mutual friends house. (The mutual friend was Maggie's boyfriend and my eventual best friend). I walked into the house with the tile foyer, high ceiling and huge family room on the right side. As we walked in I heard a piano playing from the family room. Drawing my attention that way I saw a slim blonde girl in a black witches dress with the triangle cut at the hem sitting up right and playing the piano. I vividly remember everything slowing down and... and words can't describe it. She was everything incredible and unattainable and beyond me. The most any of us got from her that night was a polite nod and a brilliant smile. And then she kept playing the piano until we left.

What I thought love was is so much less than what it is. Happy Birthday. You are occasionally ridiculous, but you are my world.

Mr. Curry
Annie said...

This is so sweet and genuine it made me smile and tear up at the same time. Thank you for sharing this beautiful memory with us! And Happy, Happy Birthday, Maggie!

Therese said...

That is a pretty fabulous debut, Mr. Curry. You both found your fortune in love.
Happy Birthday.

Misfits Vintage said...

I love to see your love on these pages. What a rare and lovely man you are! xxx

Simply Mel said...

Mr. Curry ~ you rock!

Mrs. Curry ~ Happy Birthday!

Mr. & Mrs. Curry ~ you are the perfect definition of LOVE!

Libertine said...

Mr Curry, that is one great statement. Maggie, Happy Birthday, all the best to you and your closest!

michelle said...

That was lovely, Mr Curry.

Happy Birthday Maggie May!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!! Thank you, Mr. Curry, for this amazing post. The two of you are so wonderful together.

starrlife said...

Awwwww..... That is so sweet! happy Birthday Maggie- should've known that you were a Scorpio! Wishes that this year brings some peace of mind and lots of joy!

She Looks Like a Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Maggie! That was beautifully written, Mr. Curry. ^_^

(Obscure fact about today: it's called Pocky Day in Japan because 11/11 looks like sticks of Pocky.)

Lindsey said...

Mr. Curry, you ARE a writer.
Sitting here in tears at the beauty of this. What I thought love was is so much less than what it is?
That's a novel title right there!
This is so, so lovely.
xox

Ms. Moon said...

And that is the best birthday present a husband could give.
Thank-you for sharing this Queen of Your Heart with us. We love her too.

T. Clear said...

Oh, but Mr. Curry, you ARE a writer!
(This a damn near perfect piece of writing and an even better declaration of love.)

Made my day.

Josey said...

This is AWESOME. I love feeling your love for her through your words.

Happy Birthday Maggie!!!

Wine and Words said...

Happy Birthday. You are both adorbable and this story brings a smile. And Mr. Curry....no one marries up! They marry in.

Dari said...

How sweet is this? I love it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Maggie! I hope you have such a great day!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Mr. Curry,
That is sweet as hell and I am touched.

Happy Birthday dear Maggie!!!

Many, many, more!!!

mumologic said...

Happy Birthday Maggie! I have been stalking your blog since just before your pregnancy with Ever. (I am 36 weeks myself with babe #2) I usually lose interest in a blog after a few months but I am hooked on your (poetic) chronicles of a challenging life balanced by love. To Mr.Curry: Well done with the birthday blog hack. Very romantic.

Angella Lister said...

gorgeous, mr curry! i can see it, even the time slowing down.

and maggie, you are a scorpio! why does this not surprise me. happy birthday!

you are loved, both of you. lucky boy. lucky girl.

Sondra said...

So lovely... Makes us so glad you found each other. Hang in there it does get easier raising Kidz.

Holly said...

IM SWOONING! what a lucky lady you are, but you know that.

the happiest of birthdays to you, maggie.

Court said...

How freakin sweet! I almost cried....ALMOST!

Giulia said...

Happy birthday, Maggie. (a day late?)

xoxo

Julia said...

Happy birthday, wise and wonderful woman!

Maggie May said...

well heck and tears. i feel so bursting full of love and luckiness between you all and Mr. Curry...i am almost:) at a loss for words. i remember that exact night Mr. Curry was talking about too. it wasn't until a few years later we became best friends, yet i never forgot the first moment i saw his sweet and honest face. that means something. and he means everything to me. thank you all for the birthday wishes, i am the luckiest girl ever!!!! ever...:)))

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Mr. Curry?
You done good with this, Mr.

and in life?
very well done :)

justmakingourway said...

Sorry I'm late!! Happy Day After Birthday. What a beautiful post. I'm all teary! You guys rock.

Magpie said...

Aw, happy birthday! And, if it's the tenth, you share it with my girl!

Petit fleur said...

Wow. Mr. Curry, you guys are really something, the both of you! I so wish our families lived closer... or on the same coast even. :-)

What a wonderful birthday present and sweet story.

Congratulations to you for having made such a great choice. I hope your celebration is everything good! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE!!
peace,
pf

Claire Beynon said...

What a fine and tender declaration this is. Wow.

Happy Birthday, Maggie May.

And a deep bow to you, Mr Curry.

wv. shmial (smile?) ; )

Stephanie said...

Happy belated birthday!

And what a great post!

Bee said...

Lovely, loving tribute. Lucky birthday girl.

Captain Dumbass said...

Well said, Mr. Curry, and Happy Birthday Maggie May.

I think we all married up.

deb said...

Happy Birthday , Maggie.

and Mr. Curry.... you are the real deal.

Babbling Brook said...

This was so beautiful I almost cried. Really. You are so loved girl, and I am so happy for you :)

I love the fact that he remembers what you were wearing. Precious.

Loves.

Corinne said...

So, so sweet.
Happy Birthday Maggie :)

Brigindo said...

awwww! What a beautiful tribute. Happy Birthday Maggie

Bethany said...

what a treat. i like your writing. i love this, beautiful and full of awe and wonder and real love.
Happy Birthday to your Maggie May.

Elizabeth said...

Yeah. We all love Maggie, and now we love you, too.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

(And Mr. Curry, you are a fine, heartfelt writer.)

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

Wow. That was incredible. I love the story, i love that you hijacked her blog for such a lovely purpose. Happiest of Birthdays to Miss Maggie May!!

Still Life With Coffee said...

dear me ...how awesome is this?
happy birthday maggie may

Rolling Off The Edge... Together said...

Happy Birthday Fellow Scorp! Hope you rocked it :)!

krista said...

"You are occasionally ridiculous, but you are my world."

that is the most romantic thing i've ever heard.
for real.

(mr. curry, you made me cry at work.)

All This Trouble... said...

"You are occasionally ridiculous, but you are my world."

-Sweetest love note ever (I second Krista!)

Mwa said...

That is too sweet!
Happy Birthday!

tiffany said...

be still my heart...

Ida Mae said...

so amazing! love it

Caroline said...

I have no idea how I missed this but THIS is the most romantic thing I have ever read. Quite possibly the MOST romantic.

Pretty, fantastic in every way. And you deserve every bit of that kind of love, Maggie May.

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