Behind This Good Woman There Is A Great Guy
Jerry would have a breakdown if he thought I was writing an article about him. Fortunately he doesn’t read the newsletter (he says he doesn’t have to because he has the real thing at home) so it will take him a few days to find out. Happy Birthday honey. He’ll be 56 years young tomorrow and the children and I are so happy to him celebrate another year!
You know the saying about “opposites attract”. It’s true in my family. I talk too much and love the limelight. He’s happy to be quiet and just another guy in the crowd. I tell you though, when he speaks, people listen.
If you don’t know this man of mine, but he’s handsome, funny, brilliant (even played four days on Jeopardy in 1990), and he’s the best dad I know. JD and I have been married for almost 32 years. The other day a young woman asked me how we were still “so together” after 32 years. I had to stop and think for a minute and the only thing I could come up with was that we are crazy about each other. The truth is, I’m probably just crazy and JD has a wonderful gift of adaptability! We refer to it as his super power.
I don’t know about you but for me JD is the calm in every storm. I’m definitely that A-type personality and when things look wonky to me, he can paint the best possible picture of any bad situation. Everyone needs somebody like Jerry. And he probably needs me too-his life might be boring otherwise. Whether it’s business or life he’s available. I don’t know how many hours he’s sat and listened to me ramble on about the next big idea but I tell you, it means everything to me to have his support. Oh and he’s a pretty great problem solver too!
JD never blames anyone. He takes things at face value and decides what to do about “that” for him. He’s kind and honestly, in 32 years I don’t think I’ve heard him say a bad thing about another human being. He’s caring and pragmatic. He knows that he can’t save anyone else and that he’s really only responsible for his happiness. I hope he lives a long time-the world is a better place with him in it.
Happy Birthday Babe,