Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Today is my birthday



I am a secret birthday freak. I hate that stupid song, and I don’t want to blow out candles.

But I do love a small, perfect day.

Some who follow me and my life, and who follow myself and Ron, our life together, have heard me talk a lot about expecting nothing but the best. That you have to believe that you are enough, alone. And that anyone you accept into your life has to be extraordinary and must make your life more extraordinary than it was without them.

This was my birthday present from my extraordinary man.

My sparkle
My dream
My morning mist

My salt
My sugar
My evening list

My day
My night
My boyhood fancy

My air
My water
My nervous antsy

My muse
My distraction
My novel without end

My care
My hope
My longtime girlfriend

My gin
My scotch
My glass of sherry

My life
My soul
My beautiful Terry

24 thoughts on “Today is my birthday

  1. AvatarJoni Kane (@myjobeautiful)

    Oh my, oh my…..How lucky are you to have a man who is able to express his love for you in the written form. If only more men would understand the importance of having the man you love express his feelings for you in words beyond I Love You.
    I must have my husband read this, maybe then he’ll understand 😉
    Best wishes to both of you xx

  2. AvatarBookworm

    Reblogged this on bookworm2bookworm's Blog and commented:
    Hey Bookworms!
    I hope you’re having a great weekend! i’m in and out while the hubster’s working a mandatory Saturday, but my phone is ON while I listen to diana Gabaldon’s eighth book ‘Written In My Own Heart’s Blood” and let me just give you a wee spoiler: laughing, snorting, screaming, crying …and I’m only 87 chapters in …gotta few dozen to go. STARZ’s Outlander can’t come soon enough for me [8/9/14-write it down], and I’m soaking in everything about the series that’s to come, so …
    Today I discovered a new blog and thought you may want to check it out. I’m sure to become a fan of it!

  3. AvatarBookworm

    Hey Terry!
    Wishing you looooooooooooong, happy and love filled life. This post was perfect ode to your extraordinary man. You both are lucky to have found each other. God Blessed you both with each other and that’s rare, to find one’s true soul mate.

    Mine came when I was 38 and he only 12 years younger, and even though we are total opposites in every conceivable way, from politics to religion, music to movies [believe it or not, Ron’s BG was the first show EVER that we watched together and both loved it!], somehow, we just ‘fit’ together perfectly …



  4. AvatarConnie Sandlin

    That’s just about the best thing I’ve seen about love of a man for a woman outside of Outlander. I’m so happy you have each other. God bless you both, and thank you for sharing this beautiful expression of Ron’s love for you.

  5. AvatarJulie Fancher

    Extraordinary men marry extraordinary women. Love your blog. Keep it coming. You write the way I think. And…your hair is gorgeous! I got me a verra nice extraordinary man too! These are my random thoughts about An 18th Century Life.

  6. Avatardancerdf

    Happy birthday Terry! You and Ron are a very special couple and thank you for sharing something so intimate and precious. You send a message so important, about life and love and making your own happiness. Have a wonderful celebration.

  7. Hadley_LPHadley_LP

    Wait a minute. I think I may have something in my eye.
    A very sweet ode from a lovely fella to a beautiful lady.
    May the rest of your day be swell, joyous and peaceful.

    Happy Birthday Terry!

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