Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. J!

Today is Mr. J's birthday. I can't believe I'm married to an old man! But then I look in the mirror and realize he's married to an old woman. He's been my love, my soul-mate, my helpmate, my partner for 43 years now. We met 44 years ago next week and it's been an adventure ever since. I've cried on his shoulder many a time. He's picked me up when I was down. Constantly he keeps me laughing even when there's nothing in life to laugh about. He nursed me through Grizelda and keeps encouraging me by saying we have a lot of years left. He's given me so many priesthood blessing I can't even count them all. He calls himself my Silent Serf and to prove it he works hard (right now he's painting the upstairs!) But I have no idea where he came up with the silent part. I guess it's part of his self-appointed assignment to keep me laughing. He's an amazing lover. I call him my oven, because he is always warm and since I am always cold, he shares his heat with me. (He's much better than a coat or blanket--even an electric one!) He drives me to work every morning and drops me off at the door so I don't have to walk through the muck and mud.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Mr. J and I are an item and I'm so very grateful for my old man!

Happy Birthday, Mr. J!
(He reads this, so you can leave him a message if you want!)


Mariah said...

I'm thankful you two love each other! Happy birthday Pops. Love ya!!

Talena said...

That is a very nice picture of you two!! Love it! Nice post! We miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

What would I ever do without my Dad. You are truly one of a kind! Love both of you!! Laresa

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr. J. I am so grateful that you are such a wonderful husband to such a dear friend. I hope you both take time out from the painting, and spend some time celebrating all that you have and are. Many more happy years to both of you!

Cathy said...

Wow you both look like you have gotten younger over the past year! Happy Birthday Mr. J!

shannan said...

Happy Birthday. We miss you here in West Bountiful, but it is so great to check up on you through this wonderful technology. I hope you had a great day!

Shannan Wainwright and family