It was my wife’s birthday and she makes beautiful cards. I am no match for that. And commercial cards are all too much the same.
I call this a verbal birthday card.
Lindalee this is your 74th Birthday, to me it is far more than that. It is the 33rd year of a wonderful, magical love affair! I cannot make beautiful cards as you can, I call this a verbal birthday card. I was planning this for your 75th birthday, however less than favorable report from Dr. Lavergne and my own mental tickling caused me to move it up. Things that need saying should be said rather than risk never being said at all.
What a leap of faith, from the depths of my situation when we got together, the world literally stomping on my fingers at the edge of the cliff, but
You had faith.
You did not like California, but there we were because I wanted to be there. All of our possessions in a rented truck, staying at the Walnut Creek Motor Inn, our cash would run out in one day. we would be down to rent and deposit, one day away from basically being homeless. A San Francisco Priest took a flyer on us and rented us a small condo in not the best area. Now how do we eat, that is another story,
But you had faith!
Our first Christmas, we had no money for presents. All I wanted from my first 20 year marriage were my clothes and my books. I took my cherished art books to a used book store and sold them. In a short 8 months things were far better, you went to that book store and bought all the books I sold that you could find. You gave them to me for my birthday. If you had given me a crate of gold it would not compare to those books, I still have them.
You had faith!
For 33 years of your 74 I have been truly blessed to be with you at my side, my strength , my fortitude and your love, of the unlovable.
You had faith.
It has been a magical journey and you kept me grounded when appropriate. I am am working hard to finish the next chapter.
Lindalee, keep the faith.
Some words are more eloquent than mine: Jeff Silbar and Larry Hanley
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have the sunlight on your face,
you were content to let me shine,that’s your way,
You always walked a step behind.
So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength,
a beautiful face without a name so long,
a beautiful smile to hide the pain.
Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
and everything I would like to be,
I can fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings!
It might appear to go unnoticed,
but I’ve got it all here in my heart,
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it
I would be nothing without you.
Did you ever know you’re my hero
you’re every thing I wish I could be,
I could fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings.
Did I ever tell you you’re my hero,
You’re everything, every thing I wish I could be,
oh and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings
Fly , fly ,fly high against the sky
so high I almost touch the sky
Thank you, thank you
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.
Lindalee, you had the faith,
I love you more than you can ever know!
love J R