Valley Happentine’s Day!

That’s right, we don’t have our tax refund yet and the local florist doesn’t think I have a trustworthy face, so…

In a little more than 10 days the love of my life and I will have been married for 11-and-a-half years.  The second most important love of my life (my daughter) and I will have been hanging out together for more than 14 years.   Wow.

It’s true: a man can certainly be changed by the love of a good woman, even more so by the love of two exceptional women.   I have truly been blessed.


I’m not about to try and tell you it has always been easy – for any of us.

I had been a middle aged bachelor.  I figured any chance I had of having a family had slipped through my fingers years earlier, without my even having noticed.

What an amazing force God is; what an amazing force love is.   Both are sublime and yet they are also both inexorable.   You have no more chance of resisting them than you have of resisting the earth’s rotation or its revolution around the sun.


I suppose some people arrange their lives in such a way as to shut these forces out; we can be an incredibly willfully stubborn species.

But for most of us, there is little choice…   If we are willing to remain open to the possibilities.

I love you, my sweethearts both.


About jaypochapin

Married adult human male, father, brother, son, writer, voiceover actor and humorist. Frequently funny, sometimes snarky, occasionally profound. Beatles, Stones, Who, Python, Firesign Theatre, Shakespeare, Bogart/Bacall, Marx Brothers, Alice Cooper and more besides. Have worked as many things: traffic reporter, disc jockey, newscaster, interviewer, producer, copywriter, voice over talent, teacher, emcee, housekeeper, janitor, uniformed security officer, bagel baker's assistant and more, but don't let the uniform fool you, baby! I ... AM ... THE WRITER!

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