In a previous generation, my husband would have made someone a good butler. He naturally loves being in the background, organising and making sure everything runs smoothly. If you try to thank him publically, or give him too much attention, he disappears into the woodwork.
But I don’t always let him hide away. Especially on his birthday. And when his birthday is a Sunday, and there’s already a group of people gathered together (like the whole Church), it’s too good an opportunity for giving my husband a bit of public honour for all the behind-the-scenes work that he puts in.
Happy birthday darling, I hope you feel appreciated and loved today.