When I was 19, I caught a glimpse of the most beautiful boy that I had ever seen before in my life. He was tall, muscular, and had a smile that KILLED for days. I saw him, but he didn’t see me. . . . . until about a year later when I rocked his world, and he hasn’t been the same since.
From the very beginning, there was never, ever any other choice. I was his, and he was mine. Two spirits destined to be together, as if it had been a choice that was determined long ago. It has always been the case, that when I look at him, I see beyond, down deep, into his soul. To the place where we hide truth, hope, and crazy, stupid, never gonna die, never gonna give up love.
If you were to ask me (and I’m sure you want to – but it’s a little hard with this one way conversation) when did I know I loved him? I would say “Always. I think I always loved him. My heart was just waiting for him to show up.” So, when he finally did arrive, I gladly jumped into the abyss that is Warwick Woodard.
Did he shower me with flowers? Jewelry? Long Romantic Dates? Ummmmm. No, no, and no. But one day when I was walking home from class, I saw that he washed my car, on a hot afternoon, after football practice; now that’s love. Since then, he’s brought me tacos from Taco Bell in the middle of the day for no reason, truly loved every lump and bump on my body, and held my hands after the birth of my first child as I pooped and thought I would die. Nuff said.
So on this glorious day, in the year 2010 we celebrate the day that my prince was born 35 short years ago. We’ll celebrate with a few of his favorite things, namely me, and pie that will drop his jaw and send his taste buds into overload.
Happy birthday to you, sweet boy, Happy Birthday to you!
Super Easy Lemon Pie
Juice of 3 lemons (equivalent to 3 3/4 oz. of lemon juice)
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 pre-made unbaked pie shell
Whipped Cream for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix first 3 ingredients with an electric mixer on medium high for 2 minutes.
3. Add butter, and mix for a minute longer.
4. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until center is set and edges begin to turn light brown.
6. Garnish with whipped cream.