“Happy Birthday, Rush!!” 11.03.23

In 2016, I met a friend, who steadily became much more. I visited him every day at work. There was a coffee shop nearby and it was on the way, so we enjoyed coffee in the morning; most days we spent his lunch hour together. I found him extremely attractive on the outside, and fell madly in love with his insides. Never had I met a person so easy to be with, funny even when he wasn’t trying. I still cannot kiss him without smiling.

My dog, Charlie, was very old. He was blind, but had an excellent sense of direction. Every time I walked Charlie, he led me to Rush. Charlie was hard to please, and did not trust anyone unless they deserved it. He died shortly after meeting Rush, knowing I was in good hands. Over the course of a few weeks with Rush, I knew he was my person; there would never be anyone else. I had finally found him, and he was a keeper.

Rush is compassionate, and cares for the needs of others before his own. He has helped several people throughout his life, when they were down on their luck. He didn’t have to. He could have turned away from those in need. Instead, he offers a hand, an ear, a shoulder, and a heart. He asks for nothing in return.

Rush contains all of the general adjectives describing a wonderful person-generous, intelligent, funny, and so forth-but he is so much more than a string of words. Wherever we are, whatever we do, everything is better in his presence. My love for him rivals the depths of uncharted waters. It is an honor to know him. This day, week, year and evermore, I celebrate the happiness that Rush brings to the world; I celebrate the joy that fills my heart so completely.

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. I wish him many many more!

I could not ask for a better man in my life (besides my dad).

Happy birthday, Rush!!


One thought on ““Happy Birthday, Rush!!” 11.03.23

  • November 4, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to the Rush we know and love – and all of it so true!!!

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