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52 Years

This year, August 15th would have been 52 years of marriage for my Dad and Mom. Dad was taken home on April 14th this year. I miss him. Thinking of Mom, and Dad on this 52nd anniversary of their marriage. 

Dad, August 2010. Married 46 years at the time.


My Love, My Wife

Hair of gold runs away from that perfect smile

Don’t mind me if I just grin and stare awhile


Lips so soft and full, they call out to me

Those are taken, we vowed, don’t you see


Cool to the touch, your shoulders I touch

Close to you, time spent, never too much


Your hands reach for nobody else, just to yours

That, I am, your touch the greatest of all cures


Oh save that smile for me beautiful, please

In the entire world nothing more puts me at ease


Let your hair dance in the breeze around my face

It tickles some but I’ll never give up this place


Let the sparkle in your eyes be ours to share alone

Only in your gaze does the coming of time postpone


Dearest love, hold me longer for its never sufficient

My life turned, finding you, my heaven-sent


Save the shadows and the less noticeable places

For you and I, the thought, my heart races


Tug at me love, I’m strong and I won’t break

I am yours, always here, our life only we make


Want not for anything my love, I’m yours, me

If I am not, I will, always the husband I need to be


I was looking; I found you, my love, my wife

My everything, I give you, for the rest of my life

There is Trust

Moments apart, add up, regard placed where time is spent

Truth shadows every step, carefully pace, and none, resent


It’s true, absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder

Moments together beg that we take heed and the value, ponder


Roam not in any way, if only in the ways that our toils take us

Return faithful to the space we share alone, there is trust

This Date, Our Date

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.

~ Steve