Oh No, It’s the Big 4-0

posted by Momo Fali on April 18, 2011

My husband is turning 40 this week.  I am sharing this with you because I am still 39 and I like to rub it in.  He is 45 days older than me and don’t you forget it.

We have spent the better part of our adult lives together and while we were maturing (and, oh my, given the amount of margaritas I drank on Saturday night, I am still deep in that process) we renovated a house, bought a couple of dogs, started a business and had two premature babies.

This man I married has seen me catheterized, watched my stomach get cut open twice to have tiny children removed and still loves me despite the fact that my thighs are bigger than his.

He has stayed at my bedside more times than I can count, held my hand as our son was taken to surgery over and over again and he has brought me the same flowers every spring for the last 16 years.  He also has coffee waiting for me every, single day.  Bonus!

He has always worked hard so that I could, first, be a stay-at-home-mom and care for our daughter and, second, be a stay-at-home-mom/nurse/therapist/pharmacist/advocate/insurance-wrangler for our son.  And, for the past few years he has plugged away at work so that I could blog (yeah, read that again) and take the time to find full-time work that feeds my passion.  I love my job and I couldn’t have found it without his support.

Though, I do hate sitting next to him on a plane.  Well, except for that one time when I took a Xanax for my fear of flying and he bought me two vodka and cranberries to chase it.  In that particular case, it was the best plane ride EVER.  So, he has that going for him.

He has one, very annoying habit…okay, maybe two or three…and I blame his seven sisters for the fact that he knows exactly how to make a woman angry.  Thanks, ladies, for getting him warmed up for me.

But, despite that harsh, grating noise he makes when he clears his throat, I’m happy that his parents didn’t stop at child #8.

Happy 40th birthday, Dado Fali.  I’m really glad that you were born.


  • Jill

    Happy happy b-day dado … enjoy his special day!

  • Headless Mom

    That is awesome squared! Happy 40!

  • Tara R.

    Happy Birthday Dado Fali!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Aw! Well, Happy 40th birthday, Daddy Fali.

  • Melisa

    Yay! Happy Birthday, Dado Fali!!!

  • Misty

    Happy birthday to Dado! This was super cute… my hubby turns 37 next month and he is SCARED to death… poor guy.

  • MamaGee

    What a great tribute to you man 🙂

  • Ang

    Happy Big 4-0 to DadofAli lol!! My Knight in Shining Armor had his 44th this past week and my kids were ecstatic to share with him…and so kept trying to put 46 candles on his cake. B said, well he’ll feel better when he notices and we have to remove two of them. Ya think?! LOL

  • Michelle

    Happy birthday to him! My husband turned 40 last summer. I still have another 5 years to go (you’re welcome). I think we need more plane trips like that Xanax one! Love all he does for you 🙂

  • Heather

    Dado Fali is awesome and I hope he had a wonderful birthday! 🙂

  • SurprisedMom

    Happy Birthday to Dado Fali!

    As someone who has been there, 40 is fabulous!

  • Monica

    7 sisters? I bet he puts the seat down. I always thank my husband’s sisters for instilling that in him. Happy birthday Dado!

  • Lisa Schneider

    This is great. Thanks!!!

  • WebSavvyMom

    –>That was very nice and I’m glad it wasn’t too syrupy with a little dose of “reality” thrown in at the end.
    My husband is eight years older so I have A Lot of fun with that one on our birthdays.


  • www.StarHughes.com

    This is so sweet – and I love the humor mixed in! Very funny. I always enjoy reading your posts.

  • AlisonH

    Happy Birthday to him! As I read this on my own hubby’s birthday. I’m so glad you got you a good one too.

  • Mrs4444

    The same flowers for 16 years?! Tell that guy it’s time to get some fresh ones!hahaha

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