Saturday, January 22, 2011

To My Dearest Wife

"We've come a long way through the good and bad. And it's so much more than what it seems Sometimes i take it for granted. I take it for granted. Which way will the wind blow? I don't know if you will ever know how much this means to me. So let me take this opportunity to say thank you for what you've given to me. Thank you! There's no telling how long things will ever last. Let's not forget the memories, the memories of our past"

"Outside Looking In" by Stretch Arm Strong from the album "Rituals of Life"

To my dearest Wife,

This might be one of the shortest songs I have ever heard, but one of the most reflective of my feelings for you. How coincidental it is that the genre of the band would fit in where we first met. That was exactly 6 years ago, in a Yahoo! chat room of all places. "Punk N Ska N Thrash: 4" if memory serves me correctly. We talked on the phone 30 minutes after the first IM and that was when I heard the voice of love for the first time. That was it, I was hooked. Three months later I would leave my home of 22 years for a place I had never even heard of in my life. Nestled high in the mountains, hours away from the kind of bustle I was used to, we would start our journey together. People are always asking me what made me do it. I tell them "I would not have done it if I didn't know that I would be spending the rest of my life with this woman".

We have come a long way in the last six years. From no heat, no water, and the one time I fell through the floor! There is a lot more to this journey then what we can even see. There are times that I do take things for granted. There are times when I have been bitter, resentful, and mean. For those times, I apologize. "Through all the fights, the shouts, the crying and the screams" you have been right by my side. You have forgiven me (most of the time lol) and never lost your love for me. I thank you for being a great wife and a great mom. I thank you for the hard work you put in for school as it gives me hope that maybe I can to. Thank you for always knowing when bills are due, kids have to go to doctors, and I have to get something done. Thank you for the new life your love gives me, the strength your soul feeds me, and the passion behind every kiss. Thank you for those gifts that go too often unmentioned.

I don't know what the future holds. I don't know where life will take us in the next six years and the next six years after that. I don't know. The one thing I do know is that there are six years of history between us that will never go unforgotten. There are many smiles, years of laughter, our family, and our friends. There are memories old and dear that will always be on a repeat playback in my mind. God willing, many years from now, there will be thousands and thousands of great memories of our past that we will reflect upon. I love you with all of my heart and all of my soul. Thank you for being you, and being with me. How truly blessed and honored I really am.

In loving adoration,


1 comment:

TheWife said...

I have read this at least 10 times today. I love you very much, man of mine, and I am extremely proud of you. Thank you for working so hard for us. Thank you for watching our brats-ahem- babies while i go to classes and clinicals. Thank you for doing housework on days that i just flat out didn't want to. Thank you for being you. Love you, booger. :)

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