4569_valentines_day_book_2142012.jpgA few years ago, Capt'n John made a photo album for Alex for Valentine's Day. He even wrote a poem to go with it. Here he shares it with TQS. (He says - "Be Kind! It's the thought that countsI"

Here is the poem:

Dear Alex,

We met in college across a crowded ballroom.

You were not impressed, but I saw stars & moons.


We married too young, or so it seemed.

Yes, life alone can work, but it's better as a team.


Now we were dancing the steps of life together,

as we planned for tomorrow & prayed for forever.


Life changed abruptly when, without drugs, you had Joe.

The dance steps now faster, before we mastered the slow.


It took some begging to get a girl so fair.

Soon with drug list in hand, we were joined by Adair.


Schools were a blur with lessons failed and lessons learned.

We pointed directions, and sometimes paths turned.


We got them through college and finally sober.

Their futures assured, while our finances smoldered.


Now the rooms are clean, dishes washed, tables dusted.

Our advice is sought & occasionally trusted.


I'm thankful for our love and your every wrinkle.

I'm sorry your Johnny Depp is a man who can't tinkle.


Life is so uncertain and our years may now be few.

Each morning I thank God for another day with you.

#26 Old quilter 2020-02-22 11:47
There is so much love in those words. that is what makes a marriage work.
#25 Susan Ruth 2020-02-16 10:27
How blessed the 2 of you are to have been married to each other for so many years. My husband & I married young, ages 20 & 21 so we "grew up" together. The older we get the faster time is whirling by. I am so grateful for the 52 years we have had together.
#24 Nora Ellis 2020-02-16 03:59
Lovely sentiment. Now I know who "Capt'n John" is! Have often wondered,and assumed he was one of the production team.
#23 Kitch 2020-02-15 10:45
How very touching. Thank you for sharing made me smile
#22 sewbeekind 2020-02-14 16:48
How sweet is that!!!!Thanks for sharing your lovely poem.
#21 Lisa Lilly 2020-02-14 14:57
What a wonderful husband, how blessed you must feel Alex. I wish you both many more wonderful adventures together.
#20 Quilter 780 2020-02-14 10:56
How wonderful! Lifetime marriages are so special! Happy Valentines Day!
#19 Cathryn Hepburn 2020-02-14 10:55

It's a beautiful poem that shows a lot of love and thought. You are blessed to have each other and I wish you many more years of happiness.
#18 Pat W 2020-02-14 10:39
So John is a published writer! The pluses keep adding to the list of a loving husband! Love shines through! What a loving life is showing through these words. Ups and downs in all our lives but the togetherness is always there -" keep on trucking" you two!
#17 eileenkny 2020-02-14 09:25
John, you put your thoughts and heart on the line and made a memory for you both that is everlasting.
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