September 26, 2015 - “To Holly on her Birthday”
This is just a small handful of the many cards you’ve given me over the years. Birthdays… Holidays… Anniversaries… and some “Just Because”. I’ve kept them all. Why? Because they’re from you.
Not a single one of them is signed with just a “Love Holly”. Each and every one of them contains a note… or a poem… or some other expression of emotion. That alone is reason enough for me to keep them. The cards themselves are “gifts”… and you don’t toss a gift in the trash… well, unless it’s a REALLY horrible gift that shouldn’t be allowed to exist anymore - like an album by Morrissey, with or without The Smiths!
That is what you are to me.
(I meant that you’re a “Gift” in my life - NOT that you’re like a Morrissey album to me!)
You truly are a gift to me. In fact the name “Holly” comes from the Italian word “Benedizione” which means “Blessing”… so, there you go.
(OK - Maybe I stretched that a little bit… but you get the point!)
You’ve made me a much better person than I was before you entered my life.
You’ve brought meaning to my life.
You’re the inspiration.
I wanna have you near me…
I wanna have you hear me sayin’…
“No one needs you more than I need you!”
(Sorry. I got a little side-tracked by the music in my head.)
I want the world for you. I want you to know nothing but happiness in your life. I want you to see how incredibly beautiful you truly are. I want a ribeye steak cooked medium-rare. I want you to feel just how much you are loved - not just by me (although, for the record, I do happen to love you more than anyone else does) - but by so many people who know you. I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I’d love you to love me. I’m begging you to beg me…
(Oops. I did it again. I played with your heart… got lost in the game…)
Holly… You’re my everything. (And “no”, I’m not going to start writing the lyrics to the Temptations song even though it’s playing in my head right now.)
I wish there was a way that I could truly express just how much you mean to me… just how much I love you.
All I can say is “I love you more!”
Happy Birthday, beautiful!
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