Wednesday, March 01, 2006

3/1 My Beatka

More than four years ago Rob told me about Beata. She's from Poland, but was living in Denmark while he was living in Okinawa. They met in Florida. That is fate, my friends.

I saw a picture and thought, "She's pretty."

I spoke to her on the phone, and thought, "I love her."

Beatka (the "ka" means "little" and you add it to a name as an endearment) is the perfect wife for my son, Rob. For reasons I don't want to go into, his life needed saving, and she did it.

She's been calling me Mom since the first time we talked, and I cherish that. Especially because she and her own Mom have a rocky relationship. I'm a lucky bug that she is in my life and in my family.

When I visited them in Okinawa and met Beatka face-to-face for the first time, I fell in love with her even more. She is adorable, energetic, beautiful, smart, funny, and a kind soul.

It's her birthday today. Of course her birthday is over already in Okinawa, but it's still here in the states. She and Rob will be married four years in April. I just know that they've been together for four years, and my son is passionately in love with his wife.

I'm so happy for both of them. They're moving back to the states this month, and I can't wipe the grin off my face.

Happy Birthday, Dear Beatka! Hurry home. Love, Mom


Jer said...

Thanks, Jeff. I'm smiling too.

Jeff said...

Jer- This post put a big smile on my face. I'm happy for all of you. :)

Beata said...

Mom, thank you for loving me and for being always by my side! Your posting made me teary... :-) Thank you for writing all those kind word; it just made my day! I love you sooo much! I am the lucky one here! I can't wait to finally be closer (as in distance) to you! BIG KISSES AND HUGS!!!! You are the best!

Jer said...

Thank you, sweetie. I can't wait to see you. Do you have your tickets yet?

David said...


You'd better call Jer within 15 seconds of getting your tickets or you are in big trouble!

anne frasier said...

happy birthday, beata!!!

Jer said...

You got it, David. I've asked them on every blog, and with every type of communication.

Beata said...

Dave, Mom, and everybody else who is waiting for our tickets: Rob should be home any minute now... with the tickets! I am curious myself! We have problems getting them because of our four pets. It's really complicated, and I prefer not get into explaining the whole situtation. I will see you soon, though! :-)

Jer said...

I understand, sweetie. I'll wait (im)patiently. :) You guys told me about the problems of traveling with four pets. Poor things. I hope Rob was able to straighten it out. Love you.

rob said...

Haven't had time to comment on this. First of all, thank you for writing it. Yes, Beata has really changed my life for the better. I can't imagine where I would be now if it weren't for her.

Thanks mom.
Love you!

Jer said...

Glad to see you're surviving this move, Rob. I know it's stressful.