The Luckiest Guy

I’m sharing with the world the note I gave my wife this morning. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

I know you didn’t want any flowers, cards, or any of the other trappings of Valentine’s Day, but February 14 did make me stop and think that I don’t always take the time to remember and enjoy the things that made me fall in love with you. It’s certainly unintentional, but with a day filled with hearts and roses, it’s good to stop and remind ourselves.

Because we get caught up in our lives and our jobs, the waves of emotions we both differently experience, or the unending daily task list, we sometimes miss what we love about each other. Some days I’m struggling. Other days, the struggle is real for you. Still, there are a few moments when I’m instantly attracted to you: a knowing smile, a joke that makes me laugh out loud, a touch under covers, or just seeing the love in your eyes.

When I’m with you, I see how imperfect I am yet you patiently show me the way. You see my potential and your encouragement is sometimes all I need to get through a trying day. You support me as I hope I do for you. Together we can face whatever comes next.

Thank you for your patience with me, because I know I’m not easy to be with sometimes. I hope every day before you go to bed that you feel our love and are reminded of it even when you are mad or upset.

Your decision to love me has completely changed me for the better and I hope my decision to love you has changed you. You deserve nothing more than all of my love as I feel all of yours every day.

Years ago, I intrigued you by asking if you would be my muse. Today, I continue to be inspired, impressed, and in love with you. I continue to be the luckiest guy on the planet.

February 14, 2019