That NEW Adage

A pressure-relief valve about God, and just about everything else.

Happy Birthday, Kathy

I just want to tell you how much I love you today.

The joy I have in life is because of what you have done for me, given me.

Every year on this day, I struggle to find the words to the song inside my heart, and every year I fail.

You are my wife, and our souls are like smoke from two fires. There are no dividing lines.

You are the best friend I have, a feminine reflection of myself, yet the person I hope to become.

You mother my children, and make a building a home.

You forgive, in the Godliest way, my constant transgression and love me even more.

I am more secure in you than in the very ground beneath me.

You give my life purpose, and you give it laughter.

You are my support and encouragement, and you let me be who God made me.

If I gave you my life, if I laid it still at your feet, I would yet have an eternity of debt left to pay.

I strive to be your biggest fan, while being your toughest truest motivator.

There is no growing old of the love I gave you on that day.

No graying of its hair, no dimming of its eye.

Each day, it awakes taller and stronger.

Yet again, at the end of these words, at the end of this Day, I am for another year frustrated.

The love I have for you outgrows, outreaches my weak attempts to contain it with deeds and words.

For what you have done for me, for who you are, I thank God and you.

I hope that you see the heart from which these feelings flowed and are warmed.

Happy Birthday, Katty!





April 7, 2008 - Posted by | Birthday, Love, Marriage


  1. God has blessed you with a special gift, the gift of writing(I don’t have this gift). Every year I look forward to reading your hand written cards. It’s amazing how you find the right words to say Happy Birthday. Your thoughts are always original and from the heart. Through your eyes I appear to be the perfect wife but we all know that is not true or is it? You always lift me up and keep me encouraged. I am so blessed to have a Godly husband like you. I will continue to follow and respect you.

    Thank you for my computerized birthday card. I guess I can’t put this one in my jewelry box.

    P.S. Stop putting my business on your blog 🙂

    I love you,

    Da Wife

    Comment by Kathy aka "Maxmomma" | April 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Derrick, can I borrow this poem? 🙂

    Comment by KW | April 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. By all means, patnuh! Please do. Howzit goin’, anyway?

    Comment by maxdaddy | April 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. I missed this! WOW! What a man! What a woman! What a God we serve!

    Hallelujah…give thanks!

    Comment by ANappyGirl | April 16, 2008 | Reply

  5. […] This made my entire month. I believe him, too. […]

    Pingback by Nappily Evah Aftah » Blog Archive » Today’s Ramblings | April 29, 2008 | Reply

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