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Sunshine of My Life

A special song . . . for a special day . . . 


Happy Birthday, dear Tom.


A year ago, when we were celebrating your last birthday, we would have had a hard time imagining all that would transpire over the next twelve months.  (Really.  This has been a banner year, hasn't it?)  And all through this rather mess of a year, you have maintained those qualities that drive and root you (and that I love most):  balance, integrity, thoughtfulness, creativity, and - best of all - a winning sense of humor.


Last January, I found this quote by Zora Neale Hurston and I wrote it in my journal:

"There are years that ask questions, and years that answer."  

Looking back now, I'm thinking that, for you, this was one of those years that ASK questions.  And I'm thinking, then, that this coming year will be one of those with some answers.

I can give you a few answers right now, though . . . 

You are the sunshine of my life.


You are the apple of my eye.


I feel like this is the beginning, though I've loved you for a million years.


Happy birthday!





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What a wonderful birthday tribute! Happy Birthday to your Tom. Love that song.......


This is so moving...the love shines through brilliantly!


You and Tom are the perfect couple! Your life together has been built on love and respect and it's a privileged to see how very in love you two are! Happy Birthday, Tom!


What a wonderful post for a wonderful man! I love seeing the many moods of Tom, along with that Zora Neale Hurston quote. Happy Birthday Tom!




THIS is awesome! Happy Birthday, Tom!

Kim in Oregon

Happy birthday Tom! And that quote--"There are years that ask questions, and years that answer" is wonderful.


Awwww, what a sweet and thoughtful post. I'm all verklempt just thinking about how much you love Tom. Happy Birthday, Tom, you've got yourself a fabulous wife!


Happy Birthday Tom - and happy year(s) to come! I wish all good things coming your way!

You've already got a head start on this - you have each other!!

Linda in VA


Happy Belated Birthday Tom! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and lots of interesting answers with Kym by your side!


happy belated birthday Tom! Kym, this was a wonderful post and tribute ... wishing you both answers in the coming year!


Aw. So sweet! Happy Birthday Tom!! I hope there's nothing but answers this year, and maybe the occasional entertaining trivia question! ;)

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