Today is Christmas Eve, and our kids and grandchildren are coming her for lunch. Yesterday, Elaine spent much of the day cooking and preparing for the repast today. As always, she wants to be the best possible mom and grandmother for them.
I met Elaine in June of 1974 at a summer camp, and I was definitely infatuated with her, if not in love with her, from the first time I saw her. For years I wanted to ask her out but did not do so until 1977 when we had all of five dates before I proposed. This is our 39th Christmas together.
She once told me that everyday she tries to make me laugh, something she excels at. But what Elaine is spectacularly good at is making her so easy to love and adore. I knew when I met her that she was a superior woman, and my first impression was correct.
Merry Christmas, sweetheart.