Written by cycleguy on January 30th, 2018

Today I honor someone else.

She has been with me permanently for 44 1/2 years. Lord willing, it will be 45 on June 16th.

She is the fantastic mother of my two daughters.

She is the doting mamaw to our only grandson.

She has been my helper, my supporter, my cheerleader (without the outfit…rats!) all these years.

She has gone wherever we have believed God has led us.

She has been a rock through the good times and the tough times.

Her primary love language is Quality Time (and let’s me know when she isn’t getting it).  🙂

She never has been and still is not athletic. She is not like the Energizer bunny. She would prefer to spend a quiet night at home watching TV than go out on the town (which is a good thing). She loves to eat out (but has trouble picking it unless we have been blessed with a gift card). She has a few (very few) close friends. She loves being behind the scenes and pushing me forward. She prefers a stress-free life (her personality type wants peace).

And she’s married to me!

That makes me the most fortunate man on the planet.  I haven’t always known that or believed that but this past year has been a “dream” for both of us. We took a dream vacation thanks to someone in the church. We have been able to dream bigger in our marriage due to a newfound love and respect for each other. I could go on but if she reads this I could get shot. (It would have to be an imaginary gun since I don’t own one).  I’m embarrassing her because she hates attention being brought to herself.

I woke her up this morning playing this song on the record player she got me for Christmas. She knows this is my #2 song of all time. Cheesy I know. I even told her that but since I don’t sing and he does, I let the record say it for me. We’ll spend a quiet day together doing some errands, eating lunch out somewhere so she can be at home tonight watching NCIS, and just enjoying each other’s company. Just the way she likes it.

I love ya baby! (Frankie sings that).


13 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jo, is an amazing woman, Bill. I know you both will continue to love and treasure each other more every day. And that’s how marriage should be!
    Blessings to you both!

  2. Janna Pullins says:

    Happy Birthday Mom! You are an amazing mom, mamaw, friend, Christ follower and I love you very much. She has been a wonderful example of what a Godly mother and wife is supposed to be. I am so grateful that God chose her to be my mom, and Braden’s Mamaw!!!

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks Janna. She loves you so much and is so proud of the woman you have become. What you have been through has strengthened you not broken you and has made your faith stronger. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

  3. Ed says:

    Jo sounds like an incredible woman. I think the incredible fits you well 🙂

    Congratulations to you both!

  4. Pam says:

    Loved this tribute. However, Dick had a question: How can both you and he be married to the same woman? Haha~ Your description of Jo fits me to a T!!! Happy Birthday, Jo!

  5. floyd says:

    Awesome recognition of your wonderful wife. What a blessing. You’re not you without her.

    I love that song… it’s gonna be stuck in my head all day… There’s worse things I guess…

  6. Betty Draper says:

    A good man has to have a good woman in order to do good things. If the wife is not a good one, his time is taken up with filling in gaps a good woman would fill. Sweet…

  7. Tami says:

    So sappy 🤣. I know I am late commenting here but I know she had a good birthday but it would have been better if I had been with you! Lol 😂 love you and thanks for always
    Encouraging and supporting me (oh and kicking me out of the house lol)

    Sorry I was on a roll!

  8. Lisa notes says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and your lovely wife! That’s a great testimony of God’s faithfulness to stay together that long. I’ve been spending the week with my first grandchild born on Saturday; I look forward to having fun with the next generation with my own husband by my side too.