Jody and I went to hear Bryan Adams at London’s Budweiser Gardens last night. My dear wife was deep within my heart as I walked in and sat down.
Jody loved, and loves, Bryan. As “Heaven” rolled over us, I realized that my darling girl was sitting on my lap. I reached around and held her thighs, just above the knee. My wife and me.
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven
Then we were rocking to one of our favourites – “Summer of ’69”. Jody’s hands were way up high, punching the air. Oh, that smile! And how we loved to dance.
Standin’ on your mama’s porch
You told me that it’d last forever
Oh, and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
But Jody was just warming up. Bryan found a lady in the audience who was willing to dance in the spotlight to “If Ya Wanna Be Bad, Ya Gotta Be Good”. And my wife was just as nasty as she turned to me, snarling and pointing to my chest. Oh my.
I’ll give you what you want, boy, but let’s make it understood
If ya wanna be bad, ya gotta be good
And more of the same with “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You”. Go, Jodiette!
The only thing I want
The only I need
The only thing I choose
The only thing that looks good on me … is you!
For many years, Jody caressed me with a Bryan Adams song. The title says it all – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”. And she did. Jody loved me so much. Bryan started. I held my hands over my heart and cried.
Look into your heart, you will find
There’s nothin’ there to hide
Take me as I am, take my life
I would give it all, I would sacrifice
Near the end of the concert, as the anthem “Straight From The Heart” began, Jody’s hands were flying, palms forward. I placed my hands over hers, and our arms swayed to the music. Just the two of us.
Give it to me straight from the heart
Tell me we can make another start
You know I’ll never go
As long as I know
It’s comin’ straight from the heart
May there be another start for us, Jodiette, just beyond the horizon. I love you.