My oldest friends still recall that November day years ago when I came to classes dressed in a tie and a suit. I don’t know about you but at the college I attended dressing like that marked you out among the crowd of fellow students.
I explained that it happened to be my wife’s birthday and that was my way of celebrating. After all, my wife was separated from me by many miles and vast amounts of ocean water and land at the time.
I got plenty of weird looks on that day but also many respectful ones.
I’ve worked in the corporate world for my entire life and we long ago did away with suits and ties. My lovely wife joined me in the States soon after and I never felt the need again to do something as silly for her birthday.
Which does not preclude me from celebrating every occasion when she turns 18 again.
Happy Birthday Natasha! I love you!