Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Birthday of Note

All of my tribe and a big chunk of Big Time's tribe
Not much of a post today. I'm feeling a bit lazy and there is a birthday to celebrate.

Joe asked yesterday if there was someone I had forgotten to mention. Well, yes. (And the mention of her magic in the kitchen didn't really count.)

Today is the birthday of the one who has marched by my side for over forty years. (As husband and wife exactly 40 come January.)

She is my raison d'être, she is as important to me as the air I breathe. Without her, I am nothing. With her, I am everything.

She doesn't like the limelight, yet she is the reason I stayed in the Air Force all those years, she inspired me to stick with it and make it a career. She urged me to finish my degree and then spurred me on to get my master's degree.

While in college, she took care of the kids. When I was away on deployments, she took care of the kids. When I was working 12-hour days, she took care of the kids.

Truth be told, she was taking care of me, always. Her biggest baby really, for that's really what we husbands can be at times.

While I faced the world, she had my back.

She inspired the kids to go to college, to work hard and prosper. I think she did well.

She will fly out to California to watch our grandkids without a second thought.

I wore the uniform, but we both served.

She truly is, the wind beneath my wings.

Thanks babe.

Love you...


  1. Heartfelt and concise.... you're a lucky guy Sarge...... time doth fly.

  2. Ok, I was wrong yesterday (although it was a great post). THIS is your best so far. Well done.

  3. Sounds like we married sisters from a different mother. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who married above myself.

  4. Happy Birthday to your lovely bride.

    Paul L. Quandt

  5. A great tribute to a remarkable person. You are a lucky man.

  6. That is a wonderful, heartfelt tribute. You are a lucky man to have her.

  7. Happy Birthday to a beautiful and gracious lady. You know how lucky you are Sarge!

  8. Happy Birthday to 'she who must be (happily) obeyed'.

  9. A belated happy birthday to your lovely lady, Sarge! What'd you do, put her in cryo-stasis for a couple of decades somewhere along the way?
    I know you won't be offended, because it's clear from the post that you already know it, but you married WAY above your pay-grade!
    --Tennessee Budd

    1. Not offended at all Tennessee, she has certainly aged very well.

      Yup, I married far above my pay-grade. Most happy about that I am. I shall pass along your well wishes. She's touched with all the greetings from the readers.


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