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Happy Birthday Sarah Jane

About 2013 years ago, somewhere between Sunday and Saturday, in a manger somewhere in the middle east, a child was born. He walked on water, healed some people, drank a lot of wine, and partied like it was 0000, then went to heaven, all before he was 35, everyone else since has been a bit of a let down really, and then there was you. Am I comparing you to Jesus? Not really, he had a penis and a beard, and you don’t have a penis or a beard.

It’s your birthday, you are 32 and driving a rickshaw around India, beats serving microwave meals to a gathering of whingers innit! Who would have thought when you left the birthing canal all those years ago, you would be meeting up with 3 online friends to travel through a densely populated country, with nothing but your wits, a tuk tuk, and the best phone, camera, laptop combination the world has ever seen. Or that your achievements would include hog tying the best boyfriend / comedian / amateur model the world has never known. With that one achievement alone you could lay claim to a life well lived, but there is even more to you than that.

Birthday messages are a hard one, it is difficult not to be cliched, and say things like “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, you look like a monkey and you smell like one too”, so instead let me say “I’m really glad your mum did what she did when she did”, and “My life has been fuller for having had you in it”, and “At 32 you have and are achieving what most people wait until they are 65 to even try”, and “I am proud of you, and proud to call you my girlfriend”, and “Could you please come back because I’m eating like a pig and my personal hygiene has really slipped since you’ve been gone”.

Being the ‘young gun’ in a relationship has its challenges, but I want you to know that I don’t let your 6 month head start affect me much, and am quite proud to have pulled an older, wiser woman. Sure you may struggle to keep up sometimes, but I love you anyway, and when you love someone age is just a number, a bigger number it’s true, but still just a number.

So, to my older, wiser, well traveled girlfriend whom I love:

Love is looking after someone when the yak meat makes a return, love is holding an umbrella over the other person when the sun is beating down, love is not having the last sip of coke zero, love is letting someone do their own thing when you would rather have them close to you. Love is giving up everything to follow the same dream, love is arguing and letting it go because you mean more to each other than being right, love is changing your lifestyle because the other person is more valuable to you than anything that has come before, love is being around a person all day and all night 7 days a week, and looking forward to Monday so you can spend the next 7 days with them, love is what you and I have.

I love you very much, wish you all the best on your adventure, and can’t wait to see you again.

Happy Birthday Sarah Jane

sarah birthday

Happy Birthday Sarah Jane

  • Carmel
    Posted at 14:59h, 31 December Reply

    That seriously made me tear up and that’s not easy to do. Happy birthday Sarah!

    I hope one day to meet you and your fabulous boyfriend.
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    • Tyrhone
      Posted at 15:54h, 31 December Reply

      Don’t you start crying, ’cause then I’ll start crying, and then it’s all systems go… πŸ™‚

  • Kim
    Posted at 03:21h, 01 January Reply

    Adorable. I love it. Happy Birthday Sarah.
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    • Tyrhone
      Posted at 11:39h, 02 January Reply

      Thanks Kim, take care of her πŸ™‚

  • Jill Miller
    Posted at 03:25h, 02 January Reply

    That was a beautiful post to read. Sarah is lucky to have you.
    To Love…

    • Tyrhone
      Posted at 11:39h, 02 January Reply

      Thanks Jill, she is so lucky isn’t she πŸ˜‰

  • Pam
    Posted at 01:02h, 09 January Reply

    Hey Tyhrone that is the best writing yet I loved it maybe because is is all about my Beautiful daughter.
    Take care XXX

    • Tyrhone
      Posted at 17:29h, 10 January Reply

      You did a bit of alright there Pam, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

  • Lauren @ roamingtheworld
    Posted at 23:45h, 11 January Reply

    Ah, what a beautiful tribute and birthday post to your lovely Sarah!
    How wonderful you have found each other!
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    • Tyrhone
      Posted at 10:44h, 12 January Reply

      Thanks Lauren, and thanks Glastonbury music festival for promoting week long binges πŸ™‚

  • Danielle
    Posted at 18:45h, 19 January Reply

    And to think your wonderful love story all began on the muddy grounds of Reading. How far you have come together! P.S I LOVE the cake eating parrots πŸ˜€

    • Tyrhone
      Posted at 20:14h, 19 January Reply

      Hey Danni, thanks for reading, and thanks for noticing the parrots πŸ™‚ Your life hasn’t half changed since those crazy days innit! Hope the bub and Sam are well.

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