To Skibo, Too
My thoughts having returned
to my deceased friend Ski (skibo)
herein we have a letter
buried within a drawer
discovered years after her death.
Thank you, God,
for my husband,
as he is everything
I could want.
He is my best friend,
my lover and my confident.
He has nourished our marriage
with humor in good times and bad.
He has made a difference in
this world with his Christian
commitment to his family and me.
He is loving, caring and honest
with broad shoulders to rely on.
I still see rockets and stars
when I look at him.
He is still that same handsome,
tall Marine, my prince charming.
I am sure I am loved
and that we have something
beautiful and special within our love.
He always gives, for he has given me
thirty-four years of happiness and love.
I pray I can offer back to him
some of the love he has given me.
We are so very blessed,
and I love him so very much.
May 18, 1989