9 Mar 2007

Happy Anniversary

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Famiy

Happy Anniversary: Baby Doll …

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,
If thats the way it must be,
I guess ill go home,
its late, maybe tomorrow night…

But wait.. what do I see..

Shes walking back to me
Pretty woman.

Happy Anniversary Pamella. May we have sixty more. I love you and I am proud to have you as my life companion.

Bobby Valentine

14 Responses to “Happy Anniversary”

  1. Brian Nash Says:

    The Van Halen version of Pretty Women is a suitable choice for Pamella, but of course I’m prejudiced, I like Van Halen’s much better. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Tim Archer Says:

    ““There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.”
    (Prov 30:18-19 NIV)

    The writer obviously had guys like you and me in mind, guys that marry out of their league. 😉


    Grace and peace,

  3. lisa leichner Says:

    Happy Anniversary, you two!

  4. Danny Says:

    Enjoy the celebration!

  5. Josh Says:

    Ahhh… I know exactly how it feels to marry way over me head too!

    Happy Anniversary. The wife & I celebrate ours the 20th!

  6. Trey Morgan Says:

    A cool anniversary. A pretty lady and Van Halen. That makes the “perfect” blog post.

  7. Neva Says:

    Hope this anniversary is the first of many, many more. Have a wonderful day and celebrate your life together.

  8. Ben Overby Says:

    Happy Annivesary! May God continue to bless your relationship for decades to come.


  9. john dobbs Says:

    Congratulations, friend! God bless your family!

  10. Jim Says:

    Mr. Valentine,

    Pardon this comment (feel free to delete it) but I’ve been trying to get hold of you in the GraceCentered forum (I sent you a PM).

    If you have a second can you please email me?

    thecarrolls ‘obligatory at sign’ jiminger.com

    I’ve been trying to get a copy of a paper that you posted to that forum which no longer appears to be available – (that is, if you’re the correct person).


  11. David U Says:

    A good woman is hard to find! Hang on to her brother!


  12. Paula Harrington Says:

    Very Sweet!

  13. HAM*I*AM Says:

    Suh-weet! I’m so encouraged that your song is by Van Halen, lol, b/c ours is too 😀 Ours is “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” I only wish I hadn’t gotten all fuddy-duddy at the wedding and not played it (I was afraid of what our old people would think about it).

    Happy Anniversary.

  14. Candle (C & L) Says:

    Bobby – Thank you for sharing awonderfullove story. You and I have one thing in common — except I favor the Orbison version — that is my favorite song to direct at my “pretty woman” -my wife of 40 plus years.

    May your marriage continue to be as blessed as mine.

    God Bless

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