A friend of mine recently commented to me, “Are you aware that you are the only person I know who never, ever trash-talks about their spouse?”
There’s a reason for that. I was very, very picky about the person I married – and so was she. Neither of us knew what the hell we were doing, or how we were going to make it work, but we both knew that we were marrying someone who would take marriage seriously and would put our relationship above every other priority. To this day, I know that I am the most important person in her life, and that she is in mine.
And so, 17 years later, the room still lights up for me when she walks into it. No matter what is going on in my life, making eye contact with her or feeling her hand in mine is all it takes for everything to be right with the world. I’ve heard people say that love and passion fade with time, but as we approach the close of our second decade together, my own experience is that I feel both more deeply and more strongly than I ever have.
I love you Brigit! Happy Anniversary!