Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine....

My husband, Jeff, is a writer and copy editor for a rural small-town newspaper. He saw this gem, headed for publish in his newspaper, and sent it to my office, via email.

I have to tell ya, it made my day, my week, my February…..

From Dear Abby for tomorrow’s paper
“A life without love is no life at all.”
“You will know you have found love when you meet someone
who makes you feel strong instead of dependent,
who appreciates you for the person you are and isn’t threatened by your successes,
who supports you when you’re down, takes pride in your accomplishments,
and will hug you even after a difficult day.”

You fill the bill in all categories, Sweetheart. I love you!!!

….My response to Jeff’s email….
BEST Valentine EVER…. well, except for my ENGAGEMENT RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You do the very same for me, my dear Jeffry.
You even like me when I am grumpy and out of sorts for no apparent reason.
You lift me up in times of difficulty and trouble.
You support me when my road is rough.
You comfort me and hold me, telling me all will be okay when I am sad and in despair.
You laugh with me as we share in our own silliness.
You rejoice with me in triumph.
You celebrate our life together.
You constantly remind me, my family and friends and all who know one or both of us…
that I made the right choice…..
that we made the right choice…..
You, are my person…. my one and only person.
I love you.
Forever and a Day!!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dusting off a Tarnished Novelty

Well, I see the "novelty" has worn off from basically either of us writing on the blog we started together.

The blog we started to share our story. And, a good story it is......

Our last entry was about our first wedding anniversary. How did that happen, why did we stop?

Sad to me, yet it has apparently happened. I guess an explanation could be that we simply got busy with other things.... like our life together - even though we still live 90 miles apart during the week, both of us dealing with being way too busy with the craziness of work during a staffing shortage that was far too long, the uncertainty of the illness of our parents on both sides of our family, the serious illness of a brother on my side.

The fact that both of us have another blog to write on.

Mine, one dedicated to my Mom still assisting me in this life, the joys of being her daughter and longing to still have her in my physical life.

Jeff is now writing three other blogs, one dedicated to his journey through the tremendous loss of his first wife through complications of diabetes and his efforts to get his own life back to some sort of order; another blog of memories and stories of his childhood, growing up under the care of parents who lived through the Great Depression and all the fun he and his siblings and cousins had growing up on a large family farm way out in the country in western Oregon; the third blog is one totally dedicated to health and fitness of the body and mind, one to assist people in their fifties re-energize their body and metabolism and keep their mind sharp and active too.

Yes, I guess you could say we simply got too busy for this one.

Sad, but true.