March, 2008 – I married Amaris on TigerTail Beach, Marco Island, FL at sunset. It was pretty much, perfect.
March, 2015 – Happy Anniversary Amaris! You are a very special, beautiful, wonderful, loving woman, and I am thrilled to be your husband.
I love you with my entirety and I look forward to the moments we are together, all of them. Sometimes we need to spend time together to challenge each other. Sometimes it’s time to make tough decisions and have difficult conversations. Sometimes it’s just time to chill and do absolutely nothing. Sometimes its about intimacy and our combined space. Sometimes it’s about planning, budgeting, and being engaged in a big, very busy, family life. Sometimes it’s just long enough to say hi, share a kiss, and hand off the current day as the other goes on to something else. Sometimes we get together just to have each other’s back and be a parent in the most loving, caring, committed way we know how. Sometimes it’s time spent being strong for the other while outside forces take a toll on one of us. Sometimes we take time to brainstorm, to pray, or just bounce ideas off of each other. Sometimes our time together keeps us under the same roof, but in separate areas so as to give the other a little break. Sometimes we meet at fields, workplaces, parking lots, schools, rinks, events, family members’ homes, or even the side of the road. There are countless scenarios. No matter the case, I am always a little bit happier, a little more excited, a little more giddy, and a little more proud to be a man when I know that our time apart is about to end, and once again I can wrap my arms around my wonderful wife.
Happy Anniversary Amaris! I love you.