For many years, my wife and I haven’t known of any gifts we want for Christmas simply because we have everything we need. Though of course it hasn’t always been easy, over all we have had an incredibly blessed life together. And though I’m writing this in advance, I’m sure that yesterday gave me “just what I needed” for this Christmas, too — time with Joanna and with family.

I also know that my life might have gone in a much different — and much worse — direction, had I not met and married Joanna. She was, to again quote the title of this catchy song by The Cars, “Just What I Needed” then, and ever since then. There’s no one with whom I’d rather “waste my time.” And I admit that sometimes I enjoy trying to have a conversations with her when she is talking in her sleep.

Lyrics here, with video below.

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