In every life we seek someone to make it fuller, richer, something so special we will live every day with the knowledge that better is always yet to come. In three days I will celebrate the 26th anniversary of knowing someone like this. I met my wife three days past her 2oth birthday. If I had been as full of myself then as I am now I might have said I was the best birthday present she would ever get. But I might have also either received a full force punch or a respectful but heartfelt “Don’t ever call me again!”
Luckily I was a bit more reserved in 1991 and allowed nature to take its course. The prayers of thanks I give since that day have never stopped and won’t anytime soon. Thanks to Minnie Bryan I connected with someone who not only fulfills my expectations of a best friend and partner to live this life, but my wife adds so much to everything we do.
As we celebrate another birthday I want to take this opportunity to say I am blessed beyond words. It is so great when your spouse is your best friend. Someone you can share everything with good or bad. It is said a good friend halves your trouble and multiplies your successes. Libby does that for me. Not three weeks ago she delivered first class aid as a nurse while I struggled through my first ever bout with Strep throat. She knows how to live the “in sickness and health” piece of the wedding vows.
Birthdays are celebrations at our house and this one will be no exception. Happy birthday to my wife and I hope we can celebrate together many more times!