My life is blessed with the love of my life,
A man whom I adore, and who adores me–you.
You saw me as beautiful then, when we first met,
And in your eyes I am beautiful still—as you are
handsome in my eyes.
Your love has taught me many lessons:
Of patience, though you would eagerly say not,
Of humor and wit, two of your greatest gifts,
Of understanding, when no one else
understands me but you,
Of faith in others, even when yours is tested,
Of honor, in always seeking to do right by others
before you do right by yourself,
Of acceptance, because life’s balance scale may not
always tip in your favor,
Of love, a simple, pure, unfettered, heartfelt happiness.
A million soul defining moments ago, you
claimed me as your own.
From then til now–and forever beyond–your joy is my joy.
I truly began to live when you came into my life,
Because, I let you into my heart, my love.
P. S. Obviously, the photos are from 22-23 years ago. But simply picture us as the same happy couple–just with a few more wrinkles around our eyes. Ha!