He's making today all about me...

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    Apr 03, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Normally I am a forum lurker...just reading posts. But I am really feeling grateful and humbled today and needed to put it in words...

    Today is birthday number 47. Usually I just hole up and let the day go by. My 21st birthday I spent in detox (I call that my re-birthday) and my ex felt since he was bad at planning things - that gave him a pass from planning ANYTHING.

    But today my BF is giving me one of those birthday's that makes me feel like I'm the only person in the world... Last night we're cuddling on the couch watching Millionaire Matchmaker. He casually gets up around midnight and comes back into the living room carrying a chocolate cake he's made for me...a 4 and a 7 blazing on top. I could barely blow out two freaking candles between my laughter and tears. I don't know the last time anyone's MADE me a cake...I honestly think it was my mother when I was growing up.

    This morning I woke up to him nuzzling my neck and telling me today is all about me...well that just caused me to break down all over again! My normal inclination would be to brush off the attention or use my standard "I wish you wouldn't make such a big deal" about it and then run away...

    The last 7 years have really sucked...many times I wanted to just give up. After losing a 15 relationship, finding out I was HIV +, losing my house...I just figured I would be alone, drifting through life in survival mode, never really thriving.

    I am incredibly grateful to Scott - not just for making me feel special today and "making it all about me"...but for showing me all I have to do is put out my hand if I want him to hold it.
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    Apr 03, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    Wow :-) Congratulations. Sounds like you found a great guy!

    It's funny how things work out. Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom first to truly appreciate the journey.

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more together
  • Timbales

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    Apr 03, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday! You deserve a great day.
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    Apr 03, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    Lucky man! Enjoy it.

    And Happy Birthday!

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    Apr 03, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    happy birthday icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    ok bitch....daz sweet...icon_cool.gif

    u mean he made u the cake...u know from scratch with his own paws? ....even if it wuz one of them cake in a box thangz.....bitchs a keeper....icon_wink.gif

    only thang that makes me scratch the head is the crying bit.....u know ama have to get my lil hommie spacecowboy n u in a conference to get u rehabilitated.....lolz

    oh....n happy bday bitchicon_cool.gificon_exclaim.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    Oh it's nice to hear of someone making another feel so special. And it is nice of you to appreciate his efforts and gesture.

    Happy Birthday!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Apr 03, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    Sometimes, the smallest gestures can mean so much. The Happiest of Birthdays to you, man!!! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    Great story. Happy birthday!!!
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    Apr 03, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    I'm very glad you are happy.
  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 03, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    Much Happiness to you my friend. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    Congrats man, that's awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
  • creature

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    Apr 03, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing. I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of your birthday today and the many more to come.
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    Apr 03, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    That's cute, congrats and happy bday icon_smile.gif
  • Ironman4U

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    Apr 03, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    Wow...brought a tear to my eye. Very happy for you. Happy birthday. So glad you have someone there to make it all about you. Enjoy it and pay it forward to him and you'll be happy for many birthdays to come.
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    Apr 04, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    Thanks for the story it was a real upper and also for not giving up ,you see you never know whats around the next corner.Happy Birthday and Scott is definetly a keeper.
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    Apr 04, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    . . . Kitty Kallen sang "Little things mean a lot" and she was right . . .

    . . . it can still be a sweet world . . . thanks for the boost . . . you are one lucky guy -- relish it and love it!
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    Apr 04, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday... !
  • calibro

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    Apr 04, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    i'm glad you've found happiness. happy birthday and may you have many, many more of these moments.
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    Apr 04, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday and many more!!!


    Does your boyfriend have a brother?icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 04, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    Congrats!! I am really happy for you though I don't know you.
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    Apr 04, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRONT2BACK!

    (that's a helluva a great thing to read today- thanks for the boost!)
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    Apr 04, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    awwww. what a cute story.

    Happy Birthday! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 04, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    Happy birthday and what a wonderful story!
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    Apr 04, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    You have one terrific BF there!! Happy Birthday!