As Jo mentioned exactly a year ago ‘birthdays come and go, and we don’t usually do much apart from just enjoy wherever we are‘. Even with the unbelievably tragic crisis currently affecting the whole world that expression still applies. We have never gone over the top with birthday celebrations but this year is obviously a lot more restrictive than previous ones.
However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t wish my JWalking partner the most wonderful birthday ever and try to let her know just how special she is to me and everyone else. You wouldn’t want me to get all romantic and mushy now would you so I’ll save that for later. What I would like to say though is that Jo is the most caring, most considerate, and kindest person that I have ever met and my life would be only a fraction of what it is if she wasn’t by my side.
So even though I couldn’t get a birthday card or any expensive gifts or take her out for a slap-up meal or just ply her with gin, it doesn’t mean I won’t try to spoil her in my own hopeless way. She’s worth it.
During our past five years of JWalking we have been lucky enough to have been able to celebrate Jo’s birthday in some amazing places.
We can add another one in Devon to that list now, doesn’t seem too shabby does it? May of course put me under a little pressure for next year (if this lockdown is over of course). I’ll start having a think about that now ……..
So happy birthday Joanna. Have a wonderful day. I just hope you know how special you are x