Hello faithful readers of 2nd-cup-of-coffee! This is Linda’s husband, or “Jorge”, as I’ve seen her refer to me. Please forgive me for hijacking Linda’s blog and subjecting you to a post that comes nowhere near the great blogging quality you get from my super-talented wife on a daily basis. And, whatever you do, please read her Thursday Thirteen (I'm just a bit nervous displacing her post, if you haven't guessed.)
The purpose of my post, plain and simple, is to profess my total, lasting, increasing love for the blogger you’ve come to know and love. Yes, it’s a shameless attempt to try to impress her with a unique (at least for me) Valentine’s gift. Because that’s what I do – try to impress my sweetheart. Ever since I popped a piece of her ABC (already-been-chewed) gum in my mouth in Mrs. Ayers English class, and evoked a look of feigned disgust followed by the most beautiful, sweet, intoxicating smile I’ve ever seen, I have been on a quest.
You see, even then, I knew that smile was special and it was meant just for me. In that same class of our senior year, we began exchanging super-secret notes – secret because we were both ‘in other relationships’ as you might say now. I was overwhelmed that the classiest, most sophisticated, beautiful girl in the school would be interested in a low-life like me. Proof to a carnal, yet legalistic, Catholic boy, that God exists and he’s good!
If you check out her picture on this blog, you get a slight sense of what I mean. You already know she’s beautiful, talented, authentic, sensitive, passionate, compassionate, funny, sarcastic (northern?), profound, goofy, loving, ... in a word 'wonderful'.
But, until you win and experience that special smile, you just won’t know the Linda I know.
So after 26 years, the quest continues. Nothing thrills my heart like a special smile from the sweet girl of my past, present and future. God is really good.
I could go on and on and on. I’m afraid, though, that each word is jeopardizing the readership numbers, which puts me at risk of losing my quest!
So … Happy Valentine’s Day, Linda! If you haven’t guessed, I love you!