Today is a very special day because it is Miss Terry’s birthday. My beautiful wife is not someone who likes to have a fuss made over her or to be the center of attention, and she says it’s no big deal, but I know she’s wrong. It is a big deal, at least to me. How many times a year does the love of my life have a birthday?
It wasn’t something either of us was looking for, and it took us both by surprise. But what a wonderful surprise it was! As I’ve shared with you before, we were in our mid-40s and had been casual friends and business acquaintances for many years before romance ever entered the picture.
I have said many times that I wish we would have found each other when we were much younger and raised a family together, but Terry always reminds me that we were very different people back then, and who we are today is a result of all the things we experienced before we met, as well as the things we’ve shared together, so who knows how that would have worked out?
Terry is a hard woman to shop for because there is not much she wants. She’s not into jewelry or fancy handbags or shoes and things like that. I don’t think we could possibly cram another skein of yarn into her loom room, at least not until she gets one of her big Glimakra looms sold. So what do you give to the lady who wants nothing? It beats me. I’m at a loss.
She would rather go fishing than to a theater, and she likes power tools more than shiny baubles.
We have to go back to Global Mobile Detailing in Holly Hill today, the company that put the ceramic coating on our pickup truck and my Mustang. As I wrote the other day, we had to have the windshield in the truck replaced so we’re going to have them put the coating on the new windshield. It makes it so much easier to drive in the rain because it doesn’t stick to the glass, and cleaning bugs off of it is a breeze.
When we are done there, I’m going to try to entice Terry into looking around some antique shops or something like that to see if there isn’t something that possibly catches her eye. Wish me luck on that!
Happy birthday Terry. I love you so very much! Every morning when I wake up and see you smiling at me and the first words we say to each other are “I love you,” I know I’m the one that got the best gift in the world.
Thought For The Day – There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.