Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Happy Birthday, Jim Brochu ~ August 16, 2006

Steve Schalchlin wrote about his partner Jimmy's 60th birthday in his blog today:
I don't know what my life would have been without him. It's impossible to imagine. For several reasons:

1. He puts up with me. ( ... sniped. Read the whole entry. Link below.)

2. He gave me a career in the theatre. ( ... sniped. Read the whole entry. Link below.)

3. He makes me laugh.

4. He kept me alive. He sat in my hospital room and held my hand and gave me the will to survive. He learned to give me shots, change bed pans, replace I.V.'s and, well, the list is endless. I would not be alive today without him.

5. He forgives me. My list of idiocies and idiosyncracies and stupid moments, and weakness and failures are endless. He never complains. Never whines. Never asks for anything.

6. He loves me. That might be the hardest thing of all.

7. He lets me take care of him. I love him. I think he's a great actor, a great writer, a hilarious person, a man of heart and substance. He remembers everyone's name. He remembers everything we ever did, when we did it, and where. He lets me see him at his most vulnerable, and I love taking care of him. He gives me the honor and privilege of caring for him.

I could go on and on. He is 60 years young, and it seems like both we and our careers are just beginning. I like it like that, to tell you the truth. The future looks fantastic. I just want it to continue on. The second greatest day of my life was the day we met.

The greatest day of my life is today.
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Read all of Steve's blog entry for today (with pictures of course) at: Happy Birthday, Jim Brochu.

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So, happy 60th birthday Jimmy!
And thank you Steve for sharing this most beautiful entry/love letter in your blog.
((((hugs)))) to you both.

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