Today I send out a Happy Birthday wish to someone very special to me, my wife.
I don’t know that I have ever said “Happy Birthday, Shelley” during this daily commentary. But her support and encouragement have meant a great deal to me in producing the McIntosh Report since 1971.
Shelley has shared the praise and recognition I’ve received during my long career, along with the criticism and nasty comments that sometimes come with the territory. I’ve been certain since we met in 1969 that every day I have a powerful ally in my corner, supporting everything I do … successes and failures.
In 42 years of marriage Shelley has become an excellent cook … her pot roast and chocolate chip cookies are outstanding … and she’s been employed outside the home. She’s been a professional as well as a terrific mother and grandmother.
I couldn’t ask for anyone finer to travel with me through life.
Our thought for today is from me:
“Happy birthday, Jelly Bean.”