Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine...

At the risk of seeming sappy, I decided that I would write today's post as a tribute to "My Valentine". His strength, support, and love help to make each of my days better and brighter.

Sixteen years ago, just a few hours after being introduced to an incredibly attractive, funny, and friendly guy, I told my best friend at the time (who had introduced us) "that's the man I'm going to marry". Cliche I know, but there was just something about him. Sure I hardly knew him, but I knew that I wanted to know more. Over the next several weeks, I made excuses to spend time with him...needing class notes, studying together, etc. We got to be good friends and the time we spent together reinforced to me he was someone very special. A few months later we started dating...we spent our first 2 years of college together. And then over the next three years, we managed through a semi-long distance romance spending our weekends together while I was a just over an hour drive away finishing nursing school in another town.

In the summer of 1999 he proposed and, of course, I said yes..and in June 2000 we got married! I couldn't have imagined then what our life together would bring! We've been through a lot of ups and downs over the past 10 years. We've created two beautiful little girls, bought our first home, and made tons of wonderful memories together as a couple and a family! We've also, unfortunately, experienced Charlotte's diagnosis with D (and the challenges that came with it) and my diagnosis and treatment for thyroid cancer.

His love and commitment to me is evident. And while I'm certain he feels the same...I also want him to know how much he is appreciated! He's a wonderful husband and a devoted father... he's been there for everything. Through all the good and the bad, he's never missed a beat. And no matter what, he always knows exactly what to say to make me smile, laugh and feel loved! I couldn't ask for a better partner to share in this journey with me!

It's not always been easy for us, but his love and support for me (and our girls) has never waivered. Our challenges have brought us closer together and made us stronger. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband.

We never know what tomorrow might bring, but I do know "it's always better when we're together"!

Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet story. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your valentine!