It was 38 years ago that I met the man I would eventually marry.
At the time, I was 3 years older than him ...
he was 17 at the time and thought he needed to fib
about his true age to get my interest.
Little did he know, I was already smitten
with this young GI stationed at Ft. Riley, KS.
Within a year, we were living together
and then in 1980 while we were living in Colorado,
we got married in the front room of our mountain home.
It's been a lifetime of experiences ...
some sad, some bittersweet, but for the most part
wonderful memories that we went through together
and survived to grow even closer together.
So today, we are celebrating his 55th birthday
and I just want to say I love you more than ever.
You are my knight in (mostly) shining armor.
You are my protector and my confidant.
I trust you implicitly and look to you so often
for wisdom, direction and assurance.
Happy Birthday Darrell!
I love you, babe ♥