The summer we began dating for the second time – I didn’t see any one else but you in my future. I was accused of being young and naive. Somewhere out there in the world, I was told, there were so many opportunities waiting for me. I’m not sure I saw what these “wise” people could see in my future.
I saw a blank sheet. I saw only you.
I have loved you since I was a teenager when they whispered “She’s too young.”
I loved you when we were happy, and somewhat oblivious
I loved you when we embraced parenthood…three times and they were all girls
I loved you when you were gone overseas…no matter how many times you had to go
And I loved you when we made horrible mistakes, faced pain, anger, and uncertainty
And today, I love you more
Today, I can’t imagine a tomorrow without you.
For better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health
Happy Valentine’s Day