I love you Boo xx

The Time is Now

If you are ever going to love me,
Love me now, while I can know
The sweet and tender feelings
Which from true affection flow.
Love me now
While I am living.
Do not wait until I’m gone
And then have it chiselled in marble,
Sweet words on ice-cold stone.
If you have tender thoughts of me,
Please tell me now.

I love you Boo


I found this poem and gave it to Boo on our 37th Wedding Anniversary 11th October 2012



The softness of your touch

As you sit beside me

In the quietness of the evening

Brings a peace all of its own.

The comfort of your voice

As we talk in the still small hours

Of darkness

Brings calm to the very depths of my soul.

The warmth I experience

As your arms enfold me

Drawing me close to you

Brings joy and contentment beyond belief.

The total love we share

As our minds, hearts and bodies

Entwine to become as one

Brings a glimpse of heaven on earth.

Composed on 1st August 1991

Why me?


As darkness holds us in its arms

And peace fills the room.

I listen and look

As you sleep beside me


I hold you close, your head against my chest

And I ask…Why me?

Why did you choose me?

With your beauty and charm

The world was yours and yet

You chose me.

Thank you God

For giving me the best

My friend, my love, my wife

My Boo…

Why me?

I’ll never understand,

But my heart will rejoice for ever!

(Composed on 30th July 1991 in France as I watched Boo sleep)

Two shall become one.

“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis Chapter 2 v 24

Two lives, each from different beginnings

Yet destined by Him to meet.

Two individuals, yet sharing

One common dream.

Two families – united by that –

one special love.

You and I my darling Boo

Made complete… as we two

Become one in Him

One family – safe in the hands of God.

(Composed in the Summer of 1991 as I sat next to Boo as she worked on her embroidery.)


Thirteen years


The pretty girl I married is a beautiful woman now.

She has grown to be so as the last thirteen years have unfolded,

Thirteen beautiful years.

Thirteen winters, protected by the warmth of our love,

Thirteen Springs during which our love has continued to blossom,

Thirteen summers, when our love has built memories time will never erase.

And now our thirteenth Autumn,

As always a time of reflection –

Looking back, we remember so many happy times,

How good life has been since first we met.

So too, we look forward,

Awaiting what God has planned for us

And those two precious lives that have grown from our love,

For us and our other family,

Each one a beautiful flower in God’s garden of life.

Whatever it is that the future holds,

Of one thing I am sure,

As long as my future is blessed with Kate, Gareth and you,

It’s a future I can face with confidence…

And a joy beyond compare.

I love you Boo.


The start of the adventure..the first Autumn.

(Composed in October 1988 to celebrate our thirteenth wedding anniversary. Bethany Joy our youngest daughter was born in November 1992)

Perfect love knows no because…


I don’t love you because of your beauty,

Although there is none on earth more fair.

It isn’t because of your love for me,

Wonderful and steadfast though it is,

Discounting all others your love is for me alone.

I don’t love you because of your charm and innocence

Seeing only the best in people;

A more trusting and lovely soul my path has never crossed.

Neither is it your warm and caring nature

Which protects, encourages and lifts me

Every moment of this life we share.

I just love you…

Perfect love knows no because.