You hold my heart in your hands

June 11, 2010
Last night one of the women on our trip looked at us and said “You fascinate me! I’ve watched you all week.”
When I asked her what she meant, she said, “Your entire story. It’s so unusual! I see the way he looks at you…”
Today, my husband and I are spending his birthday in Dublin. 
This will be the 13th birthday of his we’ve celebrated together in the last 38 years. And I’m still so taken with the wonder of it all.
So, to my wonderful husband, who makes my life so happy and complete in every way: 
Happy birthday. I love you. And I can’t wait to celebrate the next 38 with you.

The graphic is the Irish claddagh and its two hand clasping a heart, with a crown above. The heart represents love, the hands are for friendship and the crown stands for loyalty.  
In giving the traditional claddagh ring, the sentiment was: “With my two hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my loyalty.” 
“You hold my heart in your hands, and I crown it with my love.” 
And both of those sentiments apply today.

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