dean’s 27th birthday

April 19, 2015 • 3 comments • 2651 views

Dean’s birthday this year was special because there was a lot of “firsts” involved. First birthday in the new office, first birthday as a dad of two and some other firsts that I’d rather keep private. But basically, I was scratching my head on how to make it a memorable one for my dearest husband.

As all the other pranks I love to pull on Dean, Toots and Asma’, the ideas just come flooding at the last minute. He had his Man Of The Year award from AugustMan last year, and I remember the suave picture that he’s so shy about. When you tell me you’re shy about something, naturally I will blow it up real big for everyone to see. Teehee. So I decided I wanted to stick that picture all over FV to tell the world it was his birthday!

I played it cool, careful not to let any hint that anything’s happening as we drove together to work that morning. But I was frantically communicating with the FV team with updates like “Are you guys ready? I can’t stall him any longer, he’s getting suspicious!” or “Ok, I faked a stomachache and am now sitting on the toilet bowl staring at the wall. Hurry up!”

As soon as he arrived, everyone shouted “SURPRISE!!!!!” and judging from Dean’s face, I knew he had no idea at all.

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Literally everywhere, guys. Like people who didn’t know about us started googling us as they passed our building. It really was cheap advertising. Dean was so embarrassed hehe. But I also know that he felt really touched, to see all of the FV team members there celebrating him – they are his family too, so it meant the world to him that everyone was showing him love.

Like naughty kids, we skipped work for a couple of hours to watch a movie, Fast & Furious 7. Oh by “we”, I mean the whole FV team.

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Our popcorn and hot dog orders were craycray.

At night, we had our usual family dinner with everyone.

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Mariam was clearly the most excited one among us.

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She totally slept through the whole thing, guys.

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Dean told me it was an awesome birthday and that meant the world to me. Seeing my husband happy and surrounded by people he loves – his family, his colleagues, his best friends and most of all, his two children – I can’t help but feel the contentment shining through his eyes.

I love you, Dean. You are an amazing man and you deserve all kinds of happiness in this world and the hereafter, especially. I pray for this everyday for you. Happy belated 27th birthday, my love. To many many many more birthdays together.