Hey there, yer man… Happy Valentine’s Day.

Could it be true? Am I about to write something nice for yer man? Well, I believe there was a blue moon a couple of weeks ago, so for the day that’s in it here goes.

I wrote this a while back and thankfully it still rings through…

Happy Valentine’s Day, E.

‘Do you mind her writing about you like that in her blog?” my friend asked my husband over Christmas. We were all gathered in a friends house and I had just discovered that a number of those present regularly read my blog, or at least had access to it.

‘Yerrah” said my husband, (don’t even get me started on the number of times he begins a sentence with Yerrah), “I don’t mind really, sure I’ve heard her say worse about me”.

On looking back over my posts I see that there may be an unhealthy balance showing up, in favour of my tongue in cheek description of our life and times together. However, believe it or not I have actually written a few posts in which the man himself is shown in a very good light, I’d even fancy him again if he wasn’t already mine! (This one in particular shows why this man means so much to me, it’s called ‘Keep Out’)

Last night as I lay in bed I pondered our life together. This year we will be married twenty five years. We have been together over thirty. It seems such a long time when I say it, as I remember all the things that have happened in my life and in the world during that time. As I looked at yer man sleeping last night I thought, how lucky am I?  I remembered my friends remark and my husbands reply and it made me smile.photo credit: Adam Foster | Codefor via photopin

Because the one thing I have shared with my husband over the past thirty years that has kept us together through some dreadful days. was not the heady flush of first love, nor the steady hand of friendship we have shared. It was not the wedding ring on our fingers, nor the years of shared sorrows and joys. No, the one thing that has kept us together through thick and thin, is the ability we have to make each other laugh.

There is no one alive makes me laugh as much as he does, and there is nothing in life I enjoy as much as laughter.

So tonight for one night only I will go all mushy.

E, the rose of my heart, may we continue to laugh together for many more years. xxx

I was introduced to this Johnny Cash song by my brother. In case you haven’t time to listen to it, here are the first two verses.

“Rose Of My Heart”

We’re the best partners this world’s ever seen,
Together as close as can be.
But sometimes it’s hard to find time in between,
To tell you what you mean to me.
You are the rose of my heart,
You are the love of my life.
A flower not fading nor falling apart,
If you’re tired, rest your head on my arm.
Rose of my heart.

I’d also like to dedicate this to my Mum and Dad. xxx

photo credit: Petra Senders via photopin cc

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15 thoughts on “Hey there, yer man… Happy Valentine’s Day.

  1. My grandparents had a great marriage and when I asked my granny how come it had lasted so long and her reply was because he is the only man alive or dead who can make me laugh when I am so mad I want to just not talk to him at all. So laughter is a good thing Tric and it is always the best medicine too. ❤ Happy Valentine's Day from across the big pond.

  2. I just told D the other day how much I love that he makes me laugh. I get it. And …. funny….. I don’t remember ever reading anything ‘bad’ about Him here. Funny. NEVER bad. 😉

    1. Phew, sometimes I meet people who think I give him a hard time, but I hoped they were wrong. I think humour is so important in a relationship. Imagine not laughing?
      I didn’t actually tell him I’d written this but he found it last night in a rare moment of actually reading my blog!

  3. I couldn’t agree more. Laughter is not only the best medicine but also the common thread in all my close relationships. You’ve made me laugh since we first met at the retreat and continue to every time I read one of your blog posts or newspaper articles. On a side note…I went back and read “Keep Out” … All I can say is wow. What a beautifully written and courageous piece. Keep writing my friend!

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