Wednesday, March 12, 2008

You're Still The One!

Yesterday was my wife, Carol’s 55th birthday. I know she doesn’t look like it, but none of us do! After all 50 is the new 40. Anyway, I’ve known her now for 38 years. It doesn’t seem like that’s possible, but it is. I remember one of the first times I “noticed” her. She was practicing cheerleading with the rest of the team on the steps of West High School. My best friend, Sam and I stopped to tease them, which is something we were prone to do a lot. What I remember about Carol is that she was cute, fun loving and laughed at my jokes. I think it was then that we became friends. Little did I know that she would later become my wife, but there was a lot I didn’t know.

I didn’t know how faithful and loving a wife she would be for nearly 35 years. I didn’t know how creative and caring she would be when it came to making a home for our boys and me. I didn’t know how full of wisdom and discernment she would be when it came to understanding people and situations as well as myself. Neither did I know what a strong shoulder she would be for me and others to lean on in their most difficult times.

No doubt there are still other things I don’t know about Carol, but I’m looking forward to finding out, because Carol, you’re still the one and will be forever. Love, me!

1 comment:

Happy Working Mom said...

Happy Birthday Carol!

Your post was so sweet! I pray that John and I will be able to say the same things about each other after we've been married for 35 years!