Happy Valentines Day!
I know we are not big romancers and are not outwardly public about our love of each other, but that doesn’t mean I can’t express my love of you in the form of a blog post. I could have just as easily went out and bought a sappy card or paid for some overpriced dead flowers. I could have taken you out to some fancy restaurant or bought you some candy or maybe even a piece of jewelry. All of that is well, but to be honest, it is an easy way. I am writing you this post because it means more to me and I hope it does to you.
You are a great mother, daughter, wife and friend. The way you love Chase inspires me. While your patience with him at times is tested, your empathy towards him is never in question. I am always in awe of how far you will go to ensure that he is happy and healthy. I love the way you love him. I can see his care of others shining as he exhibits the examples you have set.
As a daughter, you once again shine in that you are always there to help your parents in whatever need they may have. Everyday you call to ensure that they are in good shape. While it can be difficult being an only child, you are always up for the task of ensuring that you are always available for them. I can only hope our son cares about us as much as you care about your parents. By your example, I am pretty sure he will.
As a friend, you care about those who you call friends as if they were sisters and brothers. Always checking up and making sure you are available to be there for them whenever and wherever. You always have a special place in your heart for those who help make it beat. Your friends are your family and you always treat them like so. You are the friend that I am so fortunate to have, there were many times you could have walked away from me, but you didn’t. You are the most loyal person that I have ever met.
As a wife, you couldn’t be any better of one. I have brought a lot of challenges into our marriage and I know I am not an easy person to live with. While many marriages would have broken with the stresses that we have been put under, you have been the glue that has held us together when we were close to breaking. You were there for me during the darkest times of my life and I have no idea what you had seen in me to stick around. I am eternally grateful that you were the one person who believed in me when I felt as though the entire world was against me. You are the definition of “till death to us part”.
We are a quirky couple but for some reason we fit. My strengths fit your weaknesses and your strengths fit mine. While our interest in TV shows is quite different, our interests in life are the same. You keep me grounded when I begin to dream too much and I help you dream when you are feeling down. There are days when we can’t stand each other but when the adversity is cranked up, we come together as a formidable team. We just get each other and we don’t try and change each other and that is why over the years, we have grown together.
Happy Valentines to you; my best friend, wife and partner in life. I am incredibly proud of the person you have become over the years. Your resiliency, empathy and kindness towards others is simply amazing and inspiring. I am a lucky man to have you in my life, I couldn’t imagine where I would be or I would end up if you weren’t in it. I love you.