While considering the vagaries
Of his wife's immaturities,
A very patient Dave just rolled his eyes...
For while it is sometimes trying,
He admits there's no denying
That she really isn't much of a surprise!
Reading fine print is not needed
If her warnings, they are heeded,
Her craziness is there for all to see--
Snails and geckos make her happy,
Dogs and cats make her quite sappy,
And she's often outside filming birds and bees.
She tests his patience daily
While smiling quite gaily
But through it all he's come to realise
That though she's a delight
(and she laughs both day and night)
It is Dave, who really wins first Prize!
For patience is a virtue great,
Understanding is a valued trait.
Although this message is precursory...
Ruth is lucky that she found him
And she puts her arms around him
Happiness on our Anniversary!
Forgive the horrible poetry, dear reader. Our anniversary is coming up very soon. Our second anniversary in fact, but the first one we will spend together as family issues necessitated my being away last year.
My friend Hollis says she's waiting for a book about my Very Patient Dave and I think one will be coming. Kicking some ideas around regarding that, but not sure how he would feel about being represented by a tortoise or a lizard so I may have to shelve those ideas and create something more prosaic and human. Horrors!
Very very grateful, however, for this Very Patient Dave who has been here to support me and encourage me with my writing and illustrating. In fact, I wouldn't be illustrating at all if he didn't like my doodles and insist they were good enough for a book!
You are the very best of Dave's and I am so lucky to have you!