Was just thinking of Jeannie...
The Beautiful You
As I look back over the 22 years we have shared and I think of you, a smile comes to my heart. Memory takes me back to that auspicious Thursday which started it all and the times we have shared since; my darling, it has been a wondrous path that I can never imagine walking with anybody else.
It must have been inspired insight that told me I had found a rare unpolished diamond but darling, what is even more important is that you are a diamond and have always been a diamond.
My good fortune had been to notice that sparkle which others seemingly have overlooked or simply would not believe…. or maybe I was blessed to be “passing by” when the great upheavals unearthed the gem that was to become my life.
We too have had our share upheavals together and whilst I now can only hope that they have somehow brought us even closer, I shudder to think I have too often risked losing something so precious to me.
The beautiful you my Darling, has always allowed love to soothe and heal open wounds even though some were inflicted in the name of love. It was inevitable that we both had to endure the consequences of insecurities and preconceived notions especially during our first half decade together but we have weathered that storm.
Darling, the beautiful you, has been this past 2 decades of unconditional love you have showered on me although I have often been guilty of judging you too harshly.
The beautiful you my Love, has been your strength in the face of adversity and your unwavering faith in Life. We draw from your strength in silent comfort knowing you will never hesitate to give us your all.
Your generosity has been the hallmark of the beautiful you for so long that many have come to doubt its sincerity while there are those who have come to expect it as a right. And yet there are those who feel threatened by it. For Darling, there are not many who know that your strong sense of loyalty was borne of this generosity.
Yes Darling, my heart smiles when recalling fond memories of you and when I see you now. I am heartened by the way you continue to amaze me as you evolve and grow. I am convinced yours is more than just Light but a Brilliance that grows not only with the each wisdom you acquire but also each shadow you encounter. Darling, the sparkle is real as the diamond is genuine and my Love, you are priceless.
I would like to think that I found you and that is probably all that I can lay claim to. Alas, only diamond can polish a diamond and Darling, I am no diamond.
Ling, I am content to be your partner for I cherish you as the jewel in my crown, the gem of my heart and foremost, the loving Mother to our children.
I Love You Darling and will always remain,
In Loving Memory Of Jeannie Cheah (1959-2007)