Say it with love

I very rarely get sentimental. I am past the age of romance, and P. and I were never really into that stuff much anyway. We are bread-and-butter folk and don’t go in for fluff. But we had our 25th wedding anniversary recently, and I received a card from Paul, and I wanted to share – the message part of it – with you. It’s just about the loveliest card I think I’ve ever gotten from anyone. It goes like this:


I just can’t imagine my life

if I had never met you,

fallen in love,

and been smart enough

to know you were the one…

I could never do without

the big and little things

you do daily

to delight me, surprise me,

and make me happy.

Give me forever,

and I still couldn’t find the words

to tell you all the ways

you make my life complete…

But there’s one thing I can do

and do very well…

and that’s love you with all my heart.


Of course he signed it at the end with some plain mushy stuff. He’s the bee’s knees. He’s the creme de la creme, he’s the top o’ the mornin’. Getting a card like that after 25 long years of married life makes you stop and think. All the hard times were worth it. All the little sacrifices, all the hurt feelings soothed over. I can’t end without thanking the writers at Hallmark Cards, as well. AND… the card was made with recycled paper!

Tell those you love that you love them every day.



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7 Responses to Say it with love

  1. Stephanie says:

    Awww, that is so touching. Happy anniversary!


  2. Crochetlady says:

    Congratulations!! I am glad he found a way to express what is in his heart!


  3. Sandy Freel says:

    Now that is true love…thanks for shareing


  4. WendyNC says:

    Congratulations on getting it right, both of you. Happy anniversary!


  5. rhubarb says:

    You know how men are–he wouldn’t have given you that particular card unless he really meant it. What a wonderful surprise! Thanks for sharing and blessings on you both.


  6. Beautiful feelings! Blessings to you both, dear!
    Hugs and Lots of Love, ~ Sil


  7. TopsyTurvy says:

    Aw, Bex. That’s wonderful! I’m so glad that Paul found a way to tell you what was in his heart and that he is what makes your life complete.

    Happy Anniversary to both of you!



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