Happy Birthday, Sherrie-My Love, Isn’t Life Wonderful

It’s one of those miracles of life that the things that look like our darkest moments can somehow be the exact thing we need to find the light.  The song is for you because you love uplifting music ;).

Your Birthday is tomorrow and I am sitting here trying to write you a love note and as I write you are talking to me about what you are reading.

Like when I brush my teeth, all the important things you ever wanted to say to me immediately come to your mind.

I am uncertain how to adequately represent to you how much you mean to me so I will try a poem.  I think Poems were made for this sort of thing. Here it goes


Isn’t life Wonderful?  We were a mistake, an unbridled bad accident that should have never happened.

Isn’t life Wonderful, the way all the worst things we ever thought we could do can be turned into our greatest salvation?

Isn’t life Wonderful, that the prisons we lock ourselves in are really the open fields waiting to be explored.

Isn’t life Wonderful, that the darkest despair we could ever know becomes the most beautiful sun-drenched beach to dig our toes into the sand.

Isn’t life Wonderful, when we look around at the mess we made and realize we are staring at the greatest treasure we could have ever asked for?

Isn’t life Wonderful, that when I am so far down you seem to be way up.

Isn’t life Wonderful, that when you seem lost, I have the light on for you.

Isn’t life Wonderful, that less than a year ago we couldn’t draw a sober breath and thought we were past dead?

Isn’t life Wonderful, that everything we thought we knew was wrong, and we are still somehow alive.

Isn’t life Wonderful, that I met you and you asked for my phone number ;)?

Isn’t it Wonderful, how no matter how scared we were in those early days we held each other’s hand and walked into the room together?

Isn’t it Wonderful that all the fears we thought would be our end turned into the life we truly wanted?

Isn’t it Wonderful that We can wake up each morning in love and full of gratitude?

Isn’t it Wonderful that our lives didn’t work out the way we wanted?

Isn’t it Wonderful that I Love you?

Because you are Wonderful and no matter the unease the disease the misguided wishes and fear.

No matter how long it takes…

No matter how dark it gets…

No matter the monster…

You are such a beautiful part of my life, I love you more than I think I have ever known how to love anyone before.

You inspire me every day, you lift me up, you are stronger than I think you know.

You remind me what miracles look like with the faith you move with each day.

I know it’s not always easy or even fun and sometimes you want to give up, yet you find the courage and the strength to move forward.

To love deeper, to open yourself to a more profound understanding of life and what it means to be human.

To find out what it means to live in your gift.

Sherrie, you are so magnificently gifted and I know every dream every deep desire that was placed inside you by God will come to fruition.

I can see the light in you more than most, and it has me trembling with joy.

You are full of life and laughter and I couldn’t ask for more in a partner.

I love you fully.

A Happy Birthday to you, but you are a gift to me.

smiling woman wearing grey hijab headscarf and holding pink and blue balloons
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Hahahahahahahhahahaha You are amazing.


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

20 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Sherrie-My Love, Isn’t Life Wonderful

  1. I love this and I love you too. Best birthday poem ever! You are amazing and absolutely perfect for me. I’m so grateful grateful to have you in my life. ❤

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  2. Oh my. Where were you when I was trying to write RomCom this weekend, with your romantic poet brain! This is very sweet. You two make a great team.

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