Beth's Box

Dear my 29-year-old husband on his 39th birthday

3rd April 2018

Dear my 29-year-old husband,

Today you are 39, the last 10 years have been a bit hectic although this time 10 years ago you had no idea what lay in store for you. 

We were still 3 months away from meeting each other.  Both of us, in very different places.  I was partying hard while you were playing hard.  I don’t think settling down even entered your mind.

You were a car fanatic (you still are, but have less time and money to spend on it).  You were quiet (again, you still are but have more confidence). 

What would I tell you if I could go back 10 years?

Grab the bull by the horns!  Don’t be backwards in coming forwards.  You’re a nice guy and you should be proud of that.  Although, when you say you’re just popping to mine for a coffee, it’ll be more like a whole day. 

Prepare yourself for a whirlwind.  We will be moving in together after just 2 months. You will propose to me on my 23rd birthday (but organise it a little better and don’t go to buy the ring the same morning, yeah?).

In 18 months you will learn more about responsibility than you have your entire life.  You’ll love Garreth with everything and will be excitedly preparing for the arrival of a baby.

During the course of the next 10 years, we will grow our family of 3 to a family of 7.  We’ll make plenty of great memories that will give us a smile for years to come. 

That’s not to say we’ll have an easy ride though.  Our relationship has been to the brink of the end a few times but there is something greater keeping us together.  Love.  Knowing that the little family we have is more important than anything else. 

Enfys, baby number 4, will test our relationship to the limits,  It will be a hard slog to make it through, but remember, she does pull through.  In fact, she turns into the most mischievous toddler and a both a fantastic big sister and amazing little sister. 

The other four are pretty much average, except for Macsen’s speech delay.  But me and you will disagree on plenty of parenting things.  We have totally different views of the world. 

Overall, it’ll be a rollercoaster of a 10 years, but make sure we appreciate each other every day!

I loved you when I first met you and I love you still. 

Beth xxx

23 Comments

  • Reply
    Kara
    23rd April 2018 at 9:18 am

    Hope he had a very happy birthday – sounds like you have a very happy and busy life

    • Reply
      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 12:51 pm

      He did have a fab birthday, thank you. We are happy (most of the time) and life is never quiet! Haha!

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    Anosa
    22nd April 2018 at 5:18 pm

    What a beautiful letter, happy birthday Jim and wish you guys even more incredible years together and hope you have a fun birthday.

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    Linda Hobbis
    22nd April 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Aw – that’s so cute. What a lovely family you have and I love the Welsh names (my two are Caitlin and Ieuan).

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    Kate
    22nd April 2018 at 12:22 pm

    This was lovely – and a lovely idea! I might steal this idea with a big birthday coming up for my husband!

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    Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    21st April 2018 at 7:18 pm

    What a lovely reflective letter! It’s certainly been eventful and sounds like you have a wonderful family filled with such love x

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    Cath - BattleMum
    21st April 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Aww what a lovely letter. Sounds like a roller coaster few years but I think everyone has them. My hubby and I have been together nearly 18 years and at times it hasn’t been all plain sailing. Hope your hubby had a grwat birthday x

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    fashionandstylepolice
    20th April 2018 at 4:28 pm

    What a lovely letter. Happy birthday to your hubby.

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    Joanna Bayford
    20th April 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Aww a lovely letter to your hubby on his birthday.. It’s sounds like u both have had such an adventure together.

    • Reply
      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you. We have had a bit of an adventure together. It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride.

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    Lucy Dorrington
    20th April 2018 at 1:44 pm

    What a lovely post. Happy birthday to hubs and here’s to your next ten years together!

    • Reply
      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you. Definitely another 10 years…

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    Talya
    20th April 2018 at 11:34 am

    Ahhh what a lovely letter happy birthday to your husband you have been on quite an adventure together!

    • Reply
      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 1:26 pm

      I do love the journey of life. It’s been a big adventure.

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    Laura Dove
    19th April 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Ahh this is so lovely, you two are just adorable!! What a ten years you have had!

    • Reply
      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 1:29 pm

      It’s been crazy that’s for sure. 🙂

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    Sonia Cave
    19th April 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Ah wow, what an adventure you are both on…sounds very similar apart from the number of children (we have only 3, 2 being twins, and that has tested us!). It is a whirlwind of hecticness while they are small but one day it will slow down

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      Beth Davidson
      28th April 2018 at 1:31 pm

      I know… and I’m not looking forward to everything slowing down. I may moan that I don’t get any time to myself but I hate doing nothing… the kids keep me busy!

  • Reply
    Nadia
    19th April 2018 at 4:11 pm

    What a wonderful tribute and happy birthday to your other half!

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    Jim
    3rd April 2018 at 10:38 am

    Wow! What a birthday letter Mrs Davidson.
    I am truly blessed to be your husband, and the children’s father.
    10 years have flown by.
    I agree, we have had a bit of a roller coaster ride, but if everyday was the same, it would be a boring old life
    I’ve still got a full head of hair, which I admit is slightly greyer on the sides, but it’s all good.
    God knows what I will look like 10 years from now, but one thing will remain the same…..
    My love for my family.
    When I am 49 we will look back at this and chickle to ourselves.
    Garreth will be 22, Seren 18, Macsen 14, Enfys 12 and baby Anwen 10.
    And you my darling wife will be 41.
    I don’t want these 10 years to fly by, but it will be interesting for sure.
    I love you all………
    Thankyou for the last 10 years, and thankyou for the rest of my life and beyond……

    James, Jim, Hubby, Daddy……… (39)

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