All Love for My Hero



I remember well

The beautiful young man

Standing in the front room

Of the Rodgers Park Jewish

Community Center

One June morning in


I have come there

To be a counselor

In the Center’s summer day camp

A job I’m not overly excited

About taking

Only here because a college friend

Tells me there’s an opening for a

Girl counselor     and there isn’t any

Other summer jobs I know of

To apply for

Oh yes

I walk in and there he is

Standing right smack in front

Of me

I look up into a pair of very

Blue eyes

In a face smiling down at me

With beautiful     white     even teeth

He wears a white tee shirt

The sleeves rolled up once

His arms tanned     and not bulging

With muscles     just right

I don’t remember anything else of that

Day     our first meeting

Except that first day unbeknownst

To me     is the blessed first day of

Sixty-two wonderful years     sixty of them

In marriage


Thank you God     thank you Stephen

And you beloved family

Beloved friends

For blessing us     honoring us

By coming to be with us

As we celebrate our marriage

Of sixty blessed years


Thank you     Thank you     Thank you


4 thoughts on “All Love for My Hero

  • July 10, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I love you both! Happy 60th!!

  • July 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    And, Rob, Mom and Dad love you! (this is Dina)

  • July 18, 2016 at 1:20 am

    What a wonderful blessing! So much love and all my blessings to Steve and Wendy.

    Two of my absolute favorite people in the entire world, & in my entire life!

  • July 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I just saw this on Dina’s facebook page and had a look .. You two are such an inspiration .. Love and hugs from your very quiet brother .. G


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