Oh, make no mistake… This is nothing new.

She has an incredible way with words that will get me every time. She has been rude to me. She has been brusque with me. She’s trying to intervene in my life and my relationships. She’s dragged me out of the house in the middle of the night with obscenely inappropriate demands. It’s impressive that she hasn’t gotten me arrested by now.

And over 20 years… I’d let her do it all again and even moreso. Because everything in my life she has done with me, for me, or even to me… has enriched my life.

I am a better person than I would ever be if it weren’t for you.

My life, my gratitude, and some of the deepest love I can have for a person goes out to you this day.

And as per my promise… I have that view, and two rocking chairs. And we’re both sufficiently on our way to those grandchildren.

Happiest of Birthdays, fiannaharpar

Counting the years that pass in our lives is so much more blessed because counting them means you’ve been in my life that much more.

And if you want to know how she made me cry…