Today is my wife Nina’s birthday, she’s turning 38 today but due to my poor math skills I thought she was turning 39 until a few weeks ago. I’m a good husband but a lousy mathematician, actually here are some numbers I do understand: My wife and I got married about 3 and a half years ago, in May 2007, in October 2006 she celebrated her birthday with a party that I was not invited to. She had a good reason for not inviting me: on my wife’s birthday in 2006 we had not yet met one another.
Two points about this:
1- In October 2006, the woman I would eventually marry was only an internet acquaintance but this didn’t prevent me from hoping I’d be invited to her birthday party. Unfortunately I kept this wish to myself and thus I didn’t get the call. Nowadays whenever we invite someone who we only know from the internet to something (which happens often) I get retroactively jealous.
2- A photo from the birthday weekend led me to believe that she was much taller than me, which almost prevented me from pursuing an in person meet up. Eventually I thought that giantess or not I would take my chances. When we met I was relieved to discover we are the same height.*
*Actually she is slightly taller.
It’s been four years since that birthday in 2006 and while I may miscalculate her age I’m happy to be able to celebrate with her. I could go for at least another four more years of this.