my wonderful wife

once in a lifetime, a man is given the chance to find his soul-mate.  the person who he knows was put on this earth for him.  some people never get that chance.  i was fortunate enough to find her.  she is a constant blessing.  her constant love and devotion are always present.  she has blessed my life far beyond anything i could have imagined.  long before we were married, and i would wonder what married life would be like, never had i imagined it would be like this. 

Patti, thank you for your constant encouragement and support.  you are truly a helpmate from heaven.  on your birthday today may it be filled with joy and happiness.  may you get to enjoy the peace and relaxation that you provide to so many other people.

Get up, my dear friend,
   fair and beautiful lover—come to me!
Look around you: Winter is over;
   the winter rains are over, gone!
Spring flowers are in blossom all over.
   The whole world’s a choir—and singing!
Spring warblers are filling the forest
   with sweet arpeggios.
Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed,
   and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms.
Oh, get up, dear friend,
   my fair and beautiful lover—come to me!
Come, my shy and modest dove—
   leave your seclusion, come out in the open.
Let me see your face,
   let me hear your voice.
For your voice is soothing
   and your face is ravishing.