As Valentine's Day 2012 quickly approaches and the price of long-stemmed roses begins to skyrocket, commercials for candy and diamond enchantment rings begin to take over the airwaves, and men, everywhere, scramble frantically to make their wives those spa day appointments they've been promising for years, I'm reminded of two things: 1) I suck at buying other people (namely my wife) gifts, and 2) you don't need a holiday to tell you when to celebrate the people that you love.
|"What do you mean, 'you didn't buy her a Valentine's Day present???'"|
I'm not sentimental- my brother's beat that out of me at a young age. I'm not sensitive. I'm not even good at faking it. But what I am proud of the life that I have, and the people I have chosen (or who chose me) to share it with. I'm a lucky man to have a beautiful, loving, caring, supportive wife who allows me to follow my dreams, even when she doesn't quite understand them. And I'm even luckier to have a daughter who just smiles- all the time- and brings joy to whomever she meets, but mostly to her mother and I. We are blessed.
*I* am blessed.
So without any poking, or prodding, or a day that tells me what I should be feeling, or a card that uses words that I more than likely would never say (at least not in "that" way) I would like to express my feelings for the two most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing; and the two people who make me gush (quietly) with pride and joy and love. You are my heart and soul.... and I love you. You make the world a wonderful place... and this song's for you.
Thank you Grand Funk Railroad for expressing my feelings better than I ever could. And to my wife, and little girl, thank you for making me the happiest man I know.
--- Adam/Daddy/Fodder 4 Fathers