We were hitched on March 7, 1992, but I am telling you about it today because we have a date! That turns into 15 years of marital bliss. It hardly seems like it has been that long. In those years I have dragged her from Florida to Alabama to New Orleans to Mississippi to Milwaukee and to the desert.
Pamella is God’s gift to me. She keeps me on track. She encourages me. She is the fantastic mother of my two daughters. She is smart, athletic, sensitive and creative. She has a mysteriousness about her that causes me to scratch my head in wonder.
I have learned over the years that my wife, Pamella, is a complex creature. Just when I think I have her figured out I learn that I really have nothing at all figured out. That is disheartening actually because I am quite a simple creature.
Though always inadequate, our theme song has always been Pretty Woman as sung by Van Halen (yes we knew that Roy Orbison sang it first):
Pretty woman, walking down the street,
pretty woman, the kind I’d like to meet,
Pretty woman, I dont believe you it must be true,
No one could look as good as you
Pretty woman won’t you pardon me,
pretty woman I couldn’t help but see,
Pretty woman, oh you look lovely as you could be,
Are you lonely just like me
Pretty woman stop a while,
pretty woman talk a while,
Pretty woman give your smile to me
Pretty woman yeah yeah yeah,
pretty woman look my way,
Pretty woman say you’ll stay with me,
Cause I need you, need you tonight
Pretty woman dont walk on by,
pretty woman dont make me cry,
Pretty woman dont walk away, yeah,
ok If thats the way it must be,
ok I guess ill go home,
its late, maybe tomorrow night…
But wait.. what do I see..
Shes walking back to me
Happy Anniversary Pamella. May we have sixty more. I love you and I am proud to have you as my life companion.