12 April 2007

Happy Birthday

by Phil Johnson



ow that the secret's out and the party's on, I want to wish my dear wife a happy birthday. I won't say how old she is; only that Rebecca's cake has almost twice as much candle as the event requires—and I'm happy to say that Darlene has lived more than half her life with me in marital bliss.

Well . . . it's been bliss for me, anyway.

To Darlene: Happy birthday. I love you.

Phil's signature

PS: To Dan Phillips: Your turn to post. We need something with substance. I know you'll come through.


22 comments:

Sharon said...

Let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday, Darlene! I won't give away your age . . . only to encourage you to be kind to your elder sister in the Lord!

Daniel said...

Happy Birthday Darlene!

TheBlueRaja said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene! It's my son Raj's birthday as well (he's 2).

wordsmith said...

Happy birthday, Darlene! Make sure that Phil gets you an extra special present (or at least washes the dishes)! Better yet - make sure he takes you out to a nice restaurant (i.e., one that actually has cloth napkins :).

candyinsierras said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your sons and your husband make the day extra-special. It's ok, the 50's aren't bad at all. :) Even if you are not quite there yet.

Ebeth said...

Happy birthday from G. and E. too. May this next year be your blessed ever.

Even So... said...

Margie (her birthday was Sunday)and I say Happy Birthday to you, Darlene! Blessings to you and yours...

centuri0n said...

I had no idea. We would have sent a card or a singing telegram or something.

They say "Hippo Birdy" at Hallmark. I have no idea what that means. I think it's supposed to be nice.

sf said...

Happy Birthdau Darlene!
How nice of Phil to honor you in this way :)

to the blueraja:
Happy Birthday to Raj also!He is so cute!

sf

sf said...

oops... sorry about the typo! happy birthday is what I meant.
; )
May God continue to bless you and your family.

sf

donsands said...

You're a fine example as a Christian husband.
Happy B-Day, and the Lord's love be with you!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Darlene!!!

I wish I could have done something extra special for you on this day.

I love the balloon graphic.

Good Night Starshine!

Steve said...

To Dan Phillips: Your turn to post. We need something with substance. I know you'll come through.

Phil, wishing your beloved wife happy birthday on a blog as widely read as Pyromaniacs is substance.

Have a great birthday, Darlene!

Jonathan Moorhead said...

I can see it now: All I got for my birthday was this blogpost. It's kinda like the shirt, only better.

Happy Birthday Darlene!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday Raj and Margie!

Thanks Pyro readers, I have had a very special day. I am blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.
And Phil...yes...bliss for me too!

jenni said...

This is a lovely way to wish your wifey!! Belated Birthday wishes to you Darlene!!:)

DJP said...

HAPPY THIRTY-SECOND BIRTHDAY, Darlene!

And I agree with Steve.

Janet said...

Sorry to be late to the party...Happy Birthday Darlene!

SolaMeanie said...

Happy birthday, Darlene! Make Phil take you out to an expensive restaurant in Newport Beach, preferably one where they won't embarrass you by sending a bunch of clapping waitresses and waiters to sing "Today It's Your Birthday" at your table.

At one Mexican restaurant here, waitresses charge up to the unsuspecting celebrant and pour a huge Marguerita down his/her throat. Such potential embarrassments are one reason I tend to avoid going out in public on my greying day.

Scott Hill said...

Happy Birthday Darlene.

Doug McMasters said...

Wish we were there to give you a better happy birthday greeting!

Rich Barcellos said...

What is Phil without Darlene? The Barcellos' with no Johnson Christmas cards/letters.

Happy 25th, Darlene!