Shady and I have been married for nearly 4 years now. Together, we have celebrated 5 Valentine’s Days including today. We celebrated last night since I will be slingin’ hash(food) tonight–it is a mandatory work night. As we gazed in each others eyes after I finished wiping Little Bear’s spit-up off of my shirt and pants and we realized that the romance is still there. It looks a little different, but there is still romance. Not just “married” romance, but that bond that you agree to when you say your “I DOs.” There is more closeness, friendship, and love than even the day before. So while we did modestly observe Valentine’s Day by opening a card and share some chocolates, I felt just as loved this morning, yesterday morning, and the morning before that.
Much the same, as we talked about it last night, I love her more than I did the day we got married. We did much of the same thing that day. We met in over-the-hill, AL @ a little Mexican rest. called Sol Azteca. We talked and laughed and blushed and it was like we were the only people in the restaurant. We talked about the up and coming ceremony, the honeymoon, and the night’s festivities. We sipped our sweet teas and gnawed on chips and salsa and discussed life and future. Last night was much the same. We were sitting in our kitchen and it seemed like we were the only ones there (we were the only ones). We gnawed on dinner and laughed, and giggled, and talked about future (baby #2), and loved. I thank God that He matched me up with someone so wonderfully created.
Shady, your are my heart’s desire. You are a wonderful wife. Your encouragement gives me breath. Your words cause my heart to seek God. You are the best mother of our child(ren) that I could have every asked for. I only look to the future to hope and desire more life with you and our growing family. Thank you for your comittment to God and to this marriage.