Happy Valentine’s Day Darlings
Happy day of love my dearest readers. I hope that you woke up this morning feeling loved, blessed and happy. Repeat after me, “I am loved. I deserve love. I am love!” Now, go look in the mirror and say it again and again and again.
No matter who you are, where you came from, how old you are, what you’re doing now or what you have done, you are loved and you are enough.
I hope you know that and I hope you can feel my love radiating through your computer screen or phone screen straight into your heart. I am smiling!
My Dearest Love
Over the last few weeks I have written many articles on love, but I want to take today, the day of cupid, hearts, and chocolate to shout from the rooftops of my dearest love, my Ultimate Concierge, my Shelly Good. He is the cream in my coffee, the beat of my heart, the roots of my tree and one of the greatest loves of my life.
A while back, I was blessed and grateful to be able to sit down and interview my best friend and partner in life for my Honey Good podcast. I know some of you are new readers of Honey Good, or you might have missed my podcast episodes. If that is the case, you are in luck, because today you get to hear my love story and also all about a great and kind man who deserves much love and recognition.
So without further ado, please meet my love and darling husband, Shelly Good.
My Best “Girlfriend”
Shelly is my best friend and my best girlfriend. He is kind, exciting and interesting. Shelly is my confidant, secret keeper, and my minute-to-minute advisor, not just on some things but on everything! My love is involved with me to the nines, darlings!
As well, Shelly is my lover, my right hand and no one says Suzi—refusing to call me Susan—as he does!
“I told you on our first date I was going to marry you.” – Shelly Good
It’s true! Shelly told me he was going to marry me on our first date. However, he did wait until the end of our meal after I finished my orange juice!
Here Shelly explains why he was so honest with me right away:
“You know, the truth of the matter is, I’m looking for a wife. And I really meant it, and I really was looking for a wife. I had been single about six and half years after my wife had passed on. And I missed the love and affection and the association of being with someone and sharing my life with someone else and coming home to an empty house. And I was very particular because I didn’t want to get involved in a situation where I made a mistake.
So I made up a list of what I was looking for in a wife and immediately she (Honey) fell right into the category. And I knew that when I went out with her, I had done a little investigating and when I met her she was even more than I expected. I didn’t say I was going to marry you until after lunch.”
My Heart Was Bursting
My Darlings, my heart was going “pitter-patter, pitter-patter” the whole lunch date. I couldn’t believe what was happening. I was just, oh my gosh–there were no words to describe it.
One of the things Shelly told me was there were seven requirements he was looking for in a wife and I met every single one of them. He said he wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy. I told him that if there is one thing I do know about myself, is that I’m not crazy! Well, my darlings, as you know, we did end up getting married.
Why Do We Appear to Be So Happy?
Through all our time together, Shelly and I have never fallen out of love. In fact, our bond has only grown stronger and stronger.
Shelly and I are often around many of his business acquaintances and friends. They often ask, “Why do you appear so happy? Are you as happy and in love as you appear to be?”
This is what Shelly has to say:
“Yes we are, and maybe even more, and they wonder well, ‘Why do you think you are?’ and I said well, I think it’s a matter for both of us of experience. Both of us were married before. We lost our spouses at times in our lives that were very important and we valued the relationship we had in our previous marriages. So to be single and to be alone was a big change in our lives and I know I can assume Suzi to be the same way. We were looking for another partner if we could find one.”
And we did! We found amazing partners in each other. Of course, we didn’t get married the next day, sweet readers. We took the time to develop our relationship. This included me not moving in with him right away. In fact, I told him that I would never move in with a man unless we were married. Now you have to understand, I had my reasons, my darlings, and I’m sure you know.
If I moved in with him, why would he have to marry me? I wasn’t dumb, and yet I wasn’t experienced at dating, because Shelly was the only date. I was married to my late husband, Micheal, for twenty-four years. In fact, I had not dated until Shelly.
The Rest is History
Once we started dating, then got married, the rest, as they say, is history. Shelly and I have lived the most fabulous life. If I could describe how I feel about Shelly, besides loving him with all my heart, I always tell everyone he is my best girlfriend. he is not just my best friend. He is my best girlfriend. There is nothing in the world that he does not know about me as far as my feelings. He is all around me.
Want to know more about my life with Shelly? You must listen to our podcast! Grab a tea, coffee or glass of wine and settle in, my darlings. Click here or listen below.
As well, make sure to watch the lovely picture and video collage of me and my amazing husband at the beginning of this blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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