Whenever I ask myself how we’ve managed to make it this long I need only to think of all those little things you do as a husband.
I love how whenever you roll over in the middle of the night, you reach for me and always tell me you love me. Even when we’ve gone to bed angry.
I love how you reach over and hold my hand whenever we’re taking off in an airplane (and we are A LOT!) because you know that’s the part of flying that I hate the most. Again, even if we’re irritated with each other.
I love how you still love to reach out and touch me whenever we walk by each other.
I love how you get up out of your chair and just randomly walk over to me and lean down to kiss me without provocation.
I love how you take care of me when I’m sick. Always. (In fact, I’m a little spoiled now)
I love how we do our little silly dances whenever we’re both excited about something.
I love that we can be goofy together.
I love that we share the same sense of humor. We feed off of each other’s laughter. That harder one of us laughs, the harder the other laughs. I love how when we’re watching something funny, we’ll ALWAYS look at each other like “OMG!”
I love that we’re not only lovers, we’re friends.
We genuinely enjoy being around each other. We banter. We flirt. We have tickle fights. We have so much fun.
All those little things add up to bigger things..
When the rough times come, we always get through them. No matter how hard, we always come back to the place that brought us together in the very beginning. Even if it means we do some things we regret and aren’t necessarily proud of in the process.
We’re survivors. We look at life together and say “Bring it On.”
You truly are my precious gift from God and I am humbled by my good fortune in marrying you all those years ago.
Happy Anniversary, Howard. My love. My life. My very best friend.
I would not be the person I am without you.
This song is for you.