Sunday, December 5, 2021

Bing Crosby = The Anniversary Waltz

Today is the anniversary of The Queen Of The World and my nuptials.  Alas, I am on the road to TPA to fly to The Coast.  Our celebration will wait until later this week, but I need to post my greatest love letter to her:

Seven years ago, The Queen Of The World and I were on a motorcycle trip to the beach. We'd only been dating a few weeks, and she was fun (and pretty as a picture), so off we went. 

It ended in an accident. The bike went down fast, and hard. I broke a lot of bones and was in the ICU for days. Fortunately the fall didn't hurt her badly. 

But I was the lucky one, because over the next few days I saw what an extraordinary woman she was. She arranged a rental car and trailer, got the bike loaded, and got the (very drugged up on pain killers) Borepatch home. And then took care of me for the weeks it took me to heal. 

She could have run from a suddenly high maintenance (and often grumpy and rarely much fun) Borepatch. She didn't. 

It was an unusual experience for me to be wrapped up in unconditional love and care. A nice experience. REALLY nice. 

Unconditional, even when I was stubborn and dumb, like trying to get back in the saddle before I was capable, like trying to drive the manual shift Jeep with my arm in a sling. To this day I've never seen her as angry. She knew I would hurt myself, which I did. In her mind I was under her care, and I was messing myself up because of hard headedness. She hated to see me hurt myself. 

And so I realized that I hadn't fallen three feet that day, I'd fallen hopelessly in love with an extraordinary woman. Sure she was fun (and pretty as a picture), but she also was fiercely loyal and had a spine of tempered steel. I didn't stand a chance, and quite frankly would have had to have been the biggest fool on earth to let her get away. 

Seven years later we're coming up on our sixth wedding anniversary. That was sure a lucky fall, one that opened my eyes to the amazing woman who was right in front of me.

And so here's Bing to give us an anniversary waltz.



13 comments:

libertyman said...

Yes BP you are a lucky man! Happy anniversary to you both.

chris said...

Happy anniversary!!!

STxAR said...

I've got tears in my eyes. Solomon nailed it when he said, "he who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." Congratulations! I am proud for you both.

I found a pretty woman, but not so good. I've been paying for that for forty years now. Your story gives me hope.

LindaG said...

Happy Anniversary! May God keep you safe on the road and bless you both with many more years together.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

That is a wonderful story Borepatch. Thank you for sharing it. And Happy Anniversary.

Old NFO said...

Happy Anniversary!

Ed Bonderenka said...

Happy anniversary man!
Great letter!

Feral Ferret said...

Good for you! Happy anniversary.

Borepatch said...

Thank you, everybody. I'm a lucky man.

BobF said...

Wow. Heck of an experience. And a heck of a lady. Congrats to both of you!

Glen Filthie said...

It supports my contention that the country is still filled with good women - and they will not settle for anything less than a good man.

But - perhaps some better music for the occasion? From the tards at the Thunderbox - Happy Anniversary...!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE

Rev. Paul said...

You are a blessed man, and a smart one. Not only gifted with an exceptional woman, but wise enough to recognize it. Happy anniversary to a great couple!

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Borepatch;

Happy Anniversary!!!