Monday, December 31, 2018

Sherry did you know?

          Happy New Year’s Eve
There should be something profound here, but tonight I can only think of how lucky I am to still have the Love of my life and the key to my joy. She finds it hard to believe that when I look at her now, I still see that gorgeous 17 year old girl with whom I fell in love.

In our 60+ years together we have attended prayer vigils, parties and quiet New Year’s Eves together.
I mentioned that, only to say that every new year’s eve that I have known her as my ‘STEADY,’ (except one when we were separated by thousands of miles) I have held her tight; being thankful for another year in this dream I have known as life. Like many younger people at New Year’s, we were up most times to hear and even make some fireworks, but in the last few years we have been asleep as the New Year rolled in, tonight on the banks of the Peace River, will probably be no exception.

But since I am writing this in the daylight, I get excited and think we will see fireworks at midnight, but, BUT probably not. LOL

She just poured us a cup of coffee and we said almost together, no matter the circumstances of the year, when we finish it together, t’was a good year. Glancing in the rearview mirror of life is okay, I can handle it. But in 17 days I will be officially old, the 80 mark, and as long as this beauty is my future, LIFE IS GOOD.
I learned something that many never learn about their life. Life is truly mysterious, dangerous at best. We travel a fine line, one heart beat between life and death. My sweetheart has made ALL the difference.
SHERRY DID YOU KNOW? You would one day take a 16 year old drop out and form him into a successful business man?
  (Deano sang, "Kisses sweeter than wine! and I didn't know he even knew Sherry!")

DID YOU KNOW you would someday be my ‘rudder’ guiding me thru the many ‘lives’ I would choose?  You would be my anchor during many ‘Havens of Rest’? My guiding star when I was lost? IT WOULD HAVE been impossible for that ‘little grinning ‘mill hill girl’ on that goat wagon’ to know how important she would be; or how happy she would make someone during their lives. 

As we enter another year together I want you and the world to know, “Sherry Lucille Harris” YOU ARE THE BEST (always have been)!                                
               HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Nite Shipslog

Automobile’s of Art:
 1956 the year we were married, Above the Dodge, below the Ford.


Lisa said...

Such a sweet post. You two are the most lovable couple I know besides me and Nick haha. We are cuddled on the couch eating cheese cake. We try to stay awake to ring in the new year. Its hard sometimes but we manage. Then its straight to bed afterwards.

Happy New Years Eve!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Here's to another year of the two of you love birds!
Happy New Year! sandie

Brenda said...

Amazing blog-you are a blessed couple! Happy 2019!

betty said...

So sweet Jack!! Truly a love story the two of you! And like I said before an inspiration for the rest of us!! Happy New Year!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh yes, you have had a wonderful life with your Sherry! Happy New Year to you both!

Jean said...

Happy New Year to you and Sherry!

Mevely317 said...

I'm honestly at a loss for words, Jack. Your love story is one for the ages! So glad you share her with us! :)

Woody said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and the Bride ! Last night was windy, 51 degrees and our snow is almost GONE, My neighbor is Celebrating his 92nd Birthday, Old Sailor, still drives his big Red Ford Explorer, Hauls his wife around town, goes shopping ! Other Neighbor is 89, Mac still drives his big Red Ford Explorer, goes shopping every day, he has a cane, I hope I am that good a shape when I get to be 90 ? Take Care, Sending Love and Blessings from the Green Grassy Northern New York State !! Gary an Anna Mae

Dar said...

Happy New Year to the two folks who will find yet another happily ever after year. You two rock!!! Did you know you share a birthdate with my lil sis,Mel? the 17th.
Live it up.
loven'hugs from up north where the north winds are still threatening cold and snow but then it is winter in WI.