This blog originated as a place to to share the simple pleasures in my life. Now I'm not saying Lovely Man is simple, I need to get that in right away because when he reads this that is exactly what he would pick up on LOL! However, today on Valentine's Day I thought it appropriate to dedicate a post to him just because. Because, quite simply, he makes every day worthwhile just by being here by my side. You see, without going into too much detail, he came along at a time when I had given up. I had two failed marriages, the latter being 15 years of being told I was 'odd', that I was 'stupid', everything was 'my fault'. I was bullied, alienated from my friends and family but I stayed because I believed I was not worthy, that I deserved to be where I was and that I should be grateful for that.
Somewhere something happened, something changed and I left. I didn't want another relationship. I wasn't going to even look for one, having decided that there were no good men left out there and even if there was I wouldn't find him, I gave up.
Not long after I gave up this man walked into my life. He was no stranger, we had been friends for years. Just friends, in truth we were probably more like acquaintances. He bought with him humour, kindness and unconditional love. He gave me courage to be who I really am, he taught me to believe in myself and encouraged me to follow my dreams. He makes me laugh when I feel like crying. He holds me close when I feel like it's all too much. He only knows one joke and that's a bad one but he'll delight in telling it anyway!
So today, this Valentine's Day, is dedicated to my Lovely Man, AKA David Green, I love you and thank you for just being you!