On the eve of our 14th wedding anniversary, we looked back on all we have endured, all the challenges that my bride and I have over come. From our almost non-wedding ceremony, to the flooding 1997, though the birth of two wonderful children. By meeting the health challenges of one, we found strength we never knew we had. There have been job losses, and jobs found. There have been times that we have struggled to find two nickels to rub together, and times that money wasn’t so much of a worry. Each disaster and near-disaster only served to make us and our bonds stronger. There have been really low lows, and some truly wonderful highs.
I am the richest man in the world. Not in terms of material wealth, I have a family who loves me, a bunch of friends that have picked us up when we stubble, and celebrate our successes with us.
My bride is my partner, and by very best friend. I look forward to the next 20+ years with her.
I hope you will excuse me while I politics on the back-burner for a day or so while I take care of what is really important.