“I Didn’t Know Love Until You Showed Me How.” Happy 70th Birthday My Love!

Sarah, Judy and Steve
Beachcombing with Judy in Little Whale Cove…
Cape Perpetua with Judy February 2021…

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I DID NOT KNOW LOVE UNTIL YOU SHOWED ME HOW

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Happy Birthday, Judy, my dearest and forever love!

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Happy 70th year to the girl with “eyes that stopped 10,000 soldiers!”

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The girl with the smile that won my heart.

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That first lunch date at Lake Union began our lifetime journey together

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Those beautiful blue eyes and smile sent me over the moon

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Our first kiss at Lake Washington moved my heart like never before.

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Fly fishing was only a dream until you showed me the way

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Floating on Lake Washington, holding you lovingly in my arms

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Our first sailing adventure on Lake Washington lifted up our souls together forever

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The wind at our backs pushed us on to love as one

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I did not know empathy until I learned it from you

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Skiing down Black Diamond runs together

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Gave me a partner I never imagined until then

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Hiking at Lake Dorothy felt like a dream come true…

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Together we shared an adventure that touched me deeply

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I did not know compassion until I knew you.

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Driving across the Trans-Canada Highway showed me the meaning of true friendship as never before

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Cowgirls and Cowboys at the Calgary Stampede filled our hearts with joy

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Fishing in Puget Sound with you alone made me feel whole

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We became friends forever, friends forever in love

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I did not know my true self until you revealed it to me.

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Our unforgettable honeymoon sailing and hiking on St. John’s

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Is forever etched deep in my heart

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Sailing from Sausalito made us sailors together, sailors forever in love

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Our free spirited picnic in the jungles of Guadalupe freed our souls

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I left all my fears behind me when you gave me your love

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Stehekin on my birthday in ‘89 was an unforgettable surprise

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Little Sarah was just 3 years old, a bundle of love

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She was always with us then, never to be left alone

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Rafting down the Icicle River, just the two us, we never tired of our joy

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Bringing our baby girl home from the hospital brought us even more joy and love

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Mud baths in Calistoga brought us ever closer.

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Our amazing horse pack trip along the Wind River

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Showed me that our love was eternal

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Anniversaries in Hawaii revealed our ever lasting love

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On New Year’s Eve at the Embarcadero

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I felt closeness and joy like never before

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Surviving the ‘89 earthquake near the Golden Gate Bridge

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Made us closer too

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Hiking Zion and Bryce showed us God was really true

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Native American culture let our spirits soar

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Skiing Whistler Mountain on the coldest day was true adventure

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Backpacking the Skyline Trail at Jasper so very high above

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RV adventures to so many wonderful places

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Discovering Sedona and the Vortex of God’s love

was true as blue

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Chillin’ on powdered sugar sand beaches in Florida took me to your home

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Where making love was more beautiful than ever before

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Living the good life on the Oregon Coast filled our lives with beauty and grace

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Healing from the inside was never possible until I knew your love

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Being scuba buddies gave us new adventures in romance

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Hot tubbing in our backyard in Laguna

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I will keep our secret forever my love

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Sailing to Catalina showed me your daring strength and courage

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You saved us from stormy seas as God’s love showed us the way

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You taught me to write from my heart

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When you showed me the courage to do so

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Two lovely weeks in Zihuatenejo was as romantic and loving as anything could be.

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Treasured times visiting Riveria Nayarit, Bucerias and Sayulita, live in our hearts too.

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Sadie, Mocha and Skai look down on us from the Rainbow Bridge ……..

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The furry ones will always be in our hearts

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I did not know who I was until you revealed it to me

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I did not know how to live in the moment until you showed me how

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I live with love now because you helped me find my truest self

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You saved me from drowning in stormy seas with courage and love

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And in sickness and in health you have shown me kindness and love

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With God’s love we have survived together

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In the deepest places of our hearts and souls

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Happy 70th Birthday, Judy, my dearest and forever love!

WRITTEN BY YOUR LOVING HUSBAND

 STEVE SPARKS

 JANUARY 4, 2021

(REVISED JANUARY 9, 2021)

Sarah and Judy, July 1989, Stehekin, Wa on Lake Chelan… Eskimo kisses…
Steve and Judy at Stehikan, Wa 2018… “Eskimo Kisses ” a Sparks family tradition…