Today is Arville's birthday. What can I say about this man that folks do not already know??? I could say how very kindhearted he is, how patient he is, how receptive of new ideas (yes, even at his age. HA!), how everyone who knows him -- benefits by the experience, how much he is loved by his family and friends, etc., etc.
But like I said, "What can I say that folks don't already know?" So this is just to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday, Arville. I love you so much and am so lucky that we found each other all those years ago.
I am reminded of a greeting card I saw once that said:
FUNNY THING ABOUT JOY --- IS THAT YOU ONLY REALLY FIND IT WHEN YOU ARE TOO BUSY HAVING FUN TO GO LOOKING FOR IT.
I think that is what all these years I have known and loved you has been like. We have been busy -- but in all that time we have had so much fun that we never really had to go looking for JOY.
Happy "Joyous" Birthday,