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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Keep Believing

I sat down here to write something profound about the fact that today is not only my husband's birthday but also Angie and Brian's wedding anniversary. I was going to talk about how blessed we both have been to have such wonderful men in our lives. But for some reason the words won't come. That always happens when I try to write about the things that are the absolutely most important in my life. There are just no words that seem adequate -- No turn of phrase that fully describes the total peace and gratitude that having this man in my life brings.

That was hard enough, but then I tried to add in something warm and insightful about Angie's loss of Brian and how hard it must be and how so amazingly, incredibly strong she is, and all I could do was cry... Cry for Angie as I try to imagine what her life must be like as she learns to walk through the shadows on this new path she's been pushed down... Cry for the fear that I wouldn't ever be able to be that strong...

In the end, the only thing I can really say coherently is this:

My best friend, strongest supporter, toughest critic, and most amazing lover turns 55 today. I am grateful to have been given 30 years (so far) with this amazing man. It seems like Only Yesterday that we met, and no other song says how I feel better:

I am going to Keep Believing that we will have at least another 30 together.


  1. I don't think you could have said it any better. What a beautiful post. I hope it is a special day.

    I pray for Angie and Brian, every day. She is one amazing woman.


  2. I am so happy to Keep Believing and to read all these posts of Angie's supporters.

    Happy Birthday to your husband.

  3. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

    Hugs to Angie.

  4. Thank you for your Keep Believing post. It means so much to me that so many were able to do it, and from Angie's post I think we did a good thing and that it really is helping her through a terribly difficult day. Her blog roll looks incredible! Heather

  5. I saw Angies post today first before I saw her blogroll looking so incredibly awesome! I wish I had known and taken part in the anniversary support.

    Happy Birthday Mr. DamamaT lol!


  6. Happy Birthday to Hubby!! Excellent post, once again, I might add. Prayers for Angie and family.

  7. Well, I thought you said it perfectly.

  8. That was a beautiful post! You always have a wonderful way with words!

    And Happy birthday to the hubbs from me!


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