You appeared when I needed you most.
I was searching for someone to love me,
And there you were!
Standing in the office with a smile on your face,
Welcoming me, encouraging me, helping me
Transition to a new office, new rules, new expectations.
Your friendship turned into a workplace romance.
When I looked into your baby-blue eyes
I saw a kind heart, a caring individual
Looking back at me with love in his eyes.
Someone who would care for me like no one had ever done before.
Our engagement was a whirlwind, a time in which we loved
Deeper and deeper, no holds barred.
When you proposed, my world spun into crazy love
An incredible happiness beyond definition.
When the day finally came, I saw only you
As I walked down the aisle.
Since that day, 43 years ago, we have shared everything.
We raised three wonderfully talented children
Who have grown into amazing adults.
We stood as family through tough times
And laughed together when things were going great.
You were there for me when work disappointed
And I stood by you when work made you miserable.
We didn’t always agree, but we promised to never let anger simmer,
And we didn’t.
As time passed, our love morphed into a deeper relationship.
You are my best friend, my confidant, my encourager
Who props me up and keeps me going.
You give me freedom to explore my talents,
Even if it means straying far from home.
And are sad for me when my hopes are dashed.
Our story has had many climaxes, many challenges,
Many periods of joy and trouble,
But those bumps only served to enrich
What we have.
Our love is never-ending.
And for that, I am grateful.