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Milestones (not Millstones)

Milestones (not Millstones)

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In October of 1982 (22 years ago this year!), I met a young woman named Valorie Holden and fell in love with her.  She has been my almost constant companion and partner ever since then; we were married in 1987, and now have two wonderful, gifted children.

She works harder than anyone I’ve ever known, and is a constant source of inspiration to me.  She is a phenomenal mother, and is currently studying to become a truly extraordinary teacher (she already is an extraordinary teacher, but the state insists that she have this silly piece of paper so…).

Next fall, she’ll be holding down three jobs: Mom, Teachers Aid in the PACE 5/6 classroom, AND full time student.  I don’t know how she manages to do all this and still remain sane, but somehow she does.

Words really don’t suffice to express how much I love her.  I don’t always do a great job of showing it, but she is constantly on my mind.

So why am I posting this?  Well, tomorrow’s her birthday.  And while she’s told me that I shouldn’t do anything about it (it’s one of those big ones and she HATES it when people make a fuss about her), I couldn’t resist putting up a post about it.

So if you run into Valorie, make sure you wish her a happy birthday!


  • Many happy returns Valorie :) Hope you have a wonderful day. It's a good day to have a birthday (it's mine as well *grin*)
  • You're dead :-)

    This has to be one of the sweetest things you've done, and you've done a lot of them over the years!

    You're still dead...

    Happy Birthday Colin!

  • Happy birthday valorie... I don't know how you put up with him ;-)
  • It's easy, KC - every once in a while he does something absolutely sweet like this ;-)

  • Arrogant and foolish, you should divorce him!
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