What can I say about JP? Well, let me introduce you to one of the most admired persons in my life. He is not only kind, considerate and loving, but he has overcome obstacles of which many of us have never experienced. I applaud his stamina and grit. Truthfully, I used to dream about the “old JP” that I had missed, the guy who showed up early for every party. He would bring a dish I could never imagine making but would bring so much flair to it that you had to try it. Boy, could he cook. His anticipation was contagious. But, I realize now that the “before” JP has never really gone away. He may not cook the same way, but he is still there in heart and in soul. Only now, he is contained in a chair that only makes you a more captive audience. His smile and kisses are as sweet as they always were. Life is good with JP.
I love you. Since the day I met you, I realized that you were a one-of-a-kind person. Your love exudes humor and mild contempt, making me proud and tickled. Sarcasm does not escape me. We both appreciate a good laugh. Your playful banter brings me to a place of delight. You may be confined but your humor knows no limits. Come to my yard and play, I secretly ask, and you oblige. How you doin?
Your relationship with Lynn is an example of true commitment and faith. We can all see how much love is between you. That’s all we wanted for you. After a few tentative relationships, the woman of your dreams finally showed up. We were happy and a little relieved to say the least. She is warm, kind and lovely; everything you deserve. And now, she has proven that love knows no limits. Her commitment is quiet and profound; selfless. And you return that love in droves. A truly strong partner.
This is my love letter to you. You have made a grand impression on me. You have taught me so much about what is important in life. When you show up at bocce, I am excited to see and touch you. I am happy to be a part of your life. I may not see you a lot, but you’ve made a deep impression on me. I carry your smile, your compassion and wit with me. Yet, I somehow feel unworthy. Why? Because I could never face your challenges as you have with such dignity and grace. You are my superhero, my true friend.
So, here we are. Just two people enjoying our life. Happy to spend time together whenever we can. Wondering why life has thrown so many curve balls. But at least we’re at the plate swinging. Looking for the sweet spot on that bat, that’s going to hit it out of the park. You’ve hit it out, way out. I have watched you go from life of the party to a life of achievement and happiness. Bringing your true self to a place of contentment and joy. I will certainly drink to that because, well, I drink to everything. You know that about me.
Cheers to my friend! Thank you for never giving up on me, while I’ve never given up on you. We are two peas enjoying the pod. A friendship that will never die.
All my love.