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When I was 10, my life changed for the better. I was introduced to Brian McKnight, and I haven’t looked back. He’s my favorite artist, and in my eyes you can’t get any better than him. Don’t ask me why I was 10 listening to Brian belt out love songs. This week’s edition of Weeknight Date Night was selected by Anthony, and we went to the Brian McKnight concert for my birthday.
If you haven’t noticed by now, birthdays are sort of a big deal to me. Blame my mom! When my brother and I were younger she made a point to make us feel extra special on our day, and everything was all about the birthday boy/girl. October 2011 was the first birthday Anthony and I celebrated as a couple. I can’t remember what we did, but I do remember I was upset. I thought, that’s it? I think we went to dinner, and he got me a gift. I know you’re thinking what’s wrong with that. Well, for me it’s all about the experience. So, after that one birthday mishap Anthony has created memorable experiences for my special day. Way to go Hutch!
First, I went to the hospital to do my birthday good deed. Every year, I write a letter and give money to nurse to give to a family that has a child on my birthday. After the good deed was done, Anthony and I hit the road to head to the concert. We had a quick dinner, and then it was show time. Brian stepped on stage with his guitar, and I felt like that happy 10 year old again. He sang all the classics, told us personal life stories and interacted with the crowd. His voice is AMAZING in person!!! There were a few times Anthony was doing a little two-step and swaying from side to side. Hey, Brian will make anybody feel all the love.
He talked about writing his first love song at 14, and singing them throughout the years while being a bad husband during his first marriage. There’s a lesson there. We can be a blessing to someone while we’re going through a storm. Brian’s music was always so soothing, and the older I got the more I connected with the words. I didn’t experience heartbreak, but I could connect to the pain even at a younger age. Although my pain was somewhat trivial, it was still pain and his words helped. When I got older the love songs meant so much more. Now, as an adult I can relate to it all! It makes me appreciate my marriage, myself and my growth.
So, thanks Brian for providing hope, solace, romance and anticipation to little 10 year old Sheena. If you get a chance to see Brian McKnight live, don’t pass up that opportunity. He puts on an amazing show, and his vocals are insane. THOSE RUNS!!!!!
By the way, Anthony and I have a joint birthday trip coming up. The joys of being born 6 weeks apart.
Until next time loves…
“We can be a blessing to someone while we’re going through a storm” – wow. these words are incredibly true. You two make such a beautiful couple.
They are so true!!! Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for reading Emily.
This is such a a beautiful story! I love it!
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I always love your blog posts…reading about your adventures and your love…so beautiful <3
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They look like such a sweet couple & I love that she has a “birthday good deed”!! <3
We had a great time. Thanks for reading!
Another beautiful love story! I love reading these!
Thanks so much!
Will be listening to Brian tomorrow. Great post and glad you had a great birthday!
LOL! Thanks for reading!
Your dresses are always so on point!
I got that at Goodwill for a whole 3 bucks lol
I just love reading about your love story. You have an amazing one! Can’t wait to see what happens next!
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Awesome! I love Brian McKnight his voice is perfection. You look lovely these pictures are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have fun on the birthday trip.
I agree his voice was perfection. Thanks so much! ❤
This is so beautiful! Marriage date nights are so important. Thanks for sharing this special moment with us.
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Oh my goodness! How romantic and amazing was this! I love your birthday cause as well! And Brian is a great artist as well!
He was so good!!!
Sounds like a great birthday! And how fun a birthday trip coming up! Also, I was probably that young when I first heard Brian McKnight his voice is amazing
This is a beautiful tribute and these photos are amazing- beautiful couple! Thanks for sharing something so sincere and sweet!
Awww thanks so much ❤
I love Brian McKnight! I had 2 of his songs played at my wedding.
Awww I bet it was beautiful!!!
I absolutely love that you do act of service on your birthday. It’s something I wanted to start to doing as well. I’m thinking of preparing stocked diaper bags and donating them to a woman at the hospital who has a baby on my birthday.
That’s such a great idea! I mail people cards and money then assign them a date between Oct 1st-20th and they do a good deed on their assigned day. Then on my birthday I do a good deed. This year was year 4!
Brian McNight is perfect for love. I would love a date night at one of his concerts.
It was fun!
I loved Brian McKnight growing up! I can’t remember when I heard him for the first time, but I hear he puts on a great show.
He definitely put on a great show!
Yay for birthdays, My birthday has always been a big deal. LOL I’m glad hubby got it together, sometimes they have to be taught, glad he learns he lesson and celebrates you like you should. I have never thought about giving to someone else on my birthday but I think its a great idea. Glad that you enjoyed the concert.
Aren’t you two so cute! I have never seen Bryan McKnight in concert but it sounds like you enjoyed yourself.
What a beautiful date night! I love Brian McKnight’s music as well. I’ll have to see him perform the next time he’s in town.
Yes, we had a good time
Great post. This is such a a amazing story! I love it!
Thanks so much for reading Lisa