My crush began when I was 10 years old. It has lasted almost 30 years. In 1998, after meeting just about every celebrity I ever wanted to meet in my life, I FINALLY got to meet Barry in Miami. It was the only meeting that really ever mattered to me when it came to famous people. I will never forget his hug, and how he called me "Luv"...and I melted into a puddle on the ground. Swoon!
At the Tornado Relief Benefit in Hendersonville on the First of May, I was lucky enough to get right up front. When Barry came out, the crowd went absolutely haywire! Well, so did I...my little girl has never seen her mommy act like a crazed teenager until that night. I was screaming "I love you, Barry!" just like all the other middle aged women there reliving their youth. Of course, my daughter looked at me like I had lost my mind. For a few wonderful minutes, I had. It was an exhilarating.
So now my luv, there's "only words, and words are all I have"...to say you still make my heart skip a beat. I wish you a Happy Birthday. May you have many, many more healthy, happy years.