Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sunday Scribbling - "Goosebumps"

I get goosebumps when I'm cold, touched by a performance, worship at church and my husband Dave. I met Dave online and after our first date I never thought it would lead to a second date. That first real kiss after thirteen years of being a single mom gave me memorable goosebumps. After our first date I sent him home to look up everything he could on ALS thinking there would not be a second date once he read up on ALS. I won't even read that scary information! He took a whole Saturday reading up on ALS and still wanted that second date. He is turning 50 tomorrow and after knowing him for 4 years he still gives me goosebumps.


One Touch

You hold my hand unconsciously
stretching my curled fingers
flat to your chest
tenderly

You wrap my hands around my cup
as we watch the sunrise
give us one more day
together

You hold my walker as my hand
holding me protectively
so I can keep going
strong

You whisper morning goodbyes of love
kissing my neck and face
pulling up the covers
lovingly

You know how to touch my body
an unspoken language
gentle passion flares
goosebumps

Happy Birthday Dave!

31 comments:

Caregivingly Yours said...

I can't remember when I have ever read anything so beautiful.
Patrick http://journals.aol.com/daddyleer/CaregivinglyYours/

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Tammy

You made me cry. It was lovely.

Cyn

Star said...

This is so touching, Tammy. He obviously knew a good thing when he saw it, and it sounds like you did too.

Best wishes for a very happy birthday tomorrow, Dave!

Kamsin said...

Happy Birthday Dave! You guys truly have an amazing love story!

Rob Kistner said...

Very touching Tammy -- happiness well deserved... and Happy B'Day David!

Brian said...

Happy birthday Dave and thanks for taking that chance on Tammy. I am a better person for knowing you both.

AnnieElf said...

Tammy, YOUR lovestory give me goosebumps.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Now those goosebumps are fashioned out of true love and passion for another ... cheers, peace and love to you both. ~JP

Becca said...

I got goosebumps thinking about this great guy! How lucky you both are to have each other :)

Happy Birthday Dave!

emmapeelDallas said...

I get goosebumps thinking about the two of you...two terrific people! Happy Birthday Dave!

Judi

tinker said...

This such a tender, romantic post - it gave me goosebumps! Happy Birthday to your wonderful guy, Tammy. Hope you two have a happy celebration tomorrow! xoxo

Redness said...

Ohhh WOW - what an Angel he is Tammy - Your Dave gives me goosebumps too! Thank you heaps for sharing his gorgeousness! XX

Jimmy said...

It takes a little luck to find happiness, but it takes 2 devoted hearts to find true love. I know that a lot of who you are is a result of your life shared with Dave. It's nice to read the words of someone in love. Happy Birthday to a great man who has the good fortune of loving a great woman.

Chris said...

A gift from God, that one is. It was meant to be!

Regina Clare Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! And thanks for loving our dear Tammy so much!
xoxo

Mardougrrl said...

So wonderfully gorgeous and romantic! You deserve it! Happy birthday, Dave. :)

DJPare said...

Congrats on finding Dave! It was wonderfully inspirational to read.
I hope you continue to win many many more little battles along the way to also winning the big one!

I live in Boston, where Curt Schilling, who pitches for the Sox, is constantly trying to bring the fight of ALS into the public's eye here...

Best,
Don

raymond pert said...

The heart and its desires prevails again over the body and its ailments. What a lovely story and poem.

Charlotte said...

What a special man! I'm so glad you found each other.....Happy 50th to Dave!

Amber said...

You should have played "Whata man, whata man, whata man, whata might good man" on your blog here. ;)

I hope he had a great day.
:)

Kelly said...

(He's a hottie!) uh, I mean, Happy Birthday Dave!

Patois said...

I know I've said it before when I've read posts of yours: you are so darn blessed. Happy Birthday Dave. Many, many more for you two to celebrate in the future!

turquoise cro said...

HOPE YOU had a Happy Birthday! Dave, well, I know YOU did, You're with Tammy and this post gave me a fit of goosebumps too! SWEET!!!((((Tammy&Dave)))))xoxoxox

Pam said...

A love story like no other. Love to you both, and happy birthday Dave!

Batman

Tammy said...

Tammy - you found your perfect man!! He is amazing - and a great fit for an amazing woman! :)

Pass along birthday wishes to him!

Tammy said...

Tammy - you found your perfect man!! He is amazing - and a great fit for an amazing woman! :)

Pass along birthday wishes to him!

gautami tripathy said...

Tammy, that was so beautiful. It gave me goose bumps reading it.

Belated happy birthday to Dave!

Lucy said...

wow that was sensual loving and goosebump crazzzy! You are both so lucky. happy birthday Dave!

giggles said...

Tammy....I read.....I cried....So poignant....the poem is beyond my words.....it touched me deep in my soul! I am so glad for the Dave’s in the world who bring hope where it is difficult at times. So glad you found each other that he saw beyond your disability into the soul of a phenomenal woman! Beautiful post Tammy….thank- you! Happy belated Birthday to an amazing man!

Hugs Sherrie

Yolanda said...

I loved the poem and also the pics. As always love visiting your blog.

gracie said...

As always, your beauty shines through every post here. But this poem is something completely divine. Solomon himself could not have written this song!