Saturday, December 19, 2009


To my love, happy 126 months of being together as husband and wife. I want to thank you for being kind and reassuring while I ride out the end of my 100-day break between contracts and as I look for new work. I know I couldn't do this alone, and your support and love has made this insufferable patch a lot easier. I love you, and I hope we are always together.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Happy 125 months to my lovely wife. Thank you for being kind and warm. Thank you for having laughter and for holding me close at night. Thank you for saying yes all those years ago. I love you.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Happy 124 months of marriage to my love. I love us. I love what we have here in our peaceful little home, surrounded by our cats and the life we have built together, day by day, month by month. I hope you are happy and content as well. I love you.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


To my love: I'm sorry that we can't be together today. I will be out of town during our monthly anniversary. Know that I love you so much, and that I will miss you terribly. You won't be there for me to hold at night. I won't be able to know that you are there in the other room; your very presence will be gone, and I will be at a fraction of what's normal. I love you, and I will see you soon. Until then, happy anniversary to you, and to us.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Happy 122 months of marriage to my wonderful wife. I hope today you are happy and not totally swamped by work. I love you and hope we shall be together for a long, long time.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Happy 10 years and 1 month of marriage to my lovely and adoring wife. I hope you will always be happy with me and our cats in our little home. I hope our love will grow and that we can always be there for one another, in times both bad and good. I love you, my darling. May you have a wonderful day today.

Friday, June 19, 2009

120, or 10 Years

Today, 10 years ago, my beloved and I stood before family and friends on a luckily sunny Saturday afternoon (outdoor wedding and all) and got married. We smiled and posed for photos as the musicians played. We were far better dressed than we ever were before, something that both made us itchy but regal in our finery. We had the usual bundle of nerves, all caused by the swirl of wedding plans being properly executed and the locust swarm of guests.

But besides the typical white noise found on a wedding day, I found myself far more relaxed than I expected. I didn't find getting married as something terrifying, likely because I found the person I wanted to be with. I found someone who loved me and wanted to spend the rest of her life with me. Why should I be nervous? In awe, sure....but not nervous. Trepidation like that means you were going to lose something precious, or that you would be found out as a fraud, not worthy of this gift you are about to receive. Neither was true, although I could see why people would be nervous. They'd think they weren't sure that they could survive such a transition, such a launch into a new plateau that was symbolic of commitment and adulthood. Me, I didn't want to linger in that ether.

I think a lot about that day. I think about how there were people in the crowd more emotional than me. Perhaps they saw the marriage as a symbol, a renewal of their own commitment, and to see people they knew as children grow into this ritual...well, it can be breathtaking.

But I think about that calm feeling. I think about how I wanted to be with my beloved. It was all natural then, and that feeling has stretched out for 10 years now. It's changed in subtle ways, like people will do over the course of a decade, but I still feel as content as I did standing in front of family and friends and pledging my love to my wife. I see ourselves in front of that altar then and together in our house now. I have no sense of time, just memories. I think that's the best result could hope for: Experiencing the journey of time together without the strain of the mileage.

And for that I'm truly blessed.

Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife. Happy 10 Years.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Just one more month, and my wife and I depart to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. It doesn't feel like 10 years at all. I make monthly celebration here, but still, I can't fathom the expanse of 10 years as a durable, tangible thing. It just happened. We have been married for nearly 10 years, and there is no sense of tired muscles or emotional weariness from that long of a stretch. Life together just is. It helps when you love one another. It helps to come home every day to a place you want to be at. There's no drama to mark the days and years by. Time becomes fluid when you enter a better, loving place, and although we will celebrate 10 years together as man and wife next month, it'll likely feel like any other day together.

And there, right there....I'm so very lucky.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Happy anniversary to my lovely wife. Two months, and we will be heading out for our 10-year anniversary. I love you, and I look forward to retracing our honeymoon steps a decade ago.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


To my wonderful, beautiful wife, a happy 117 months of marriage. I love you and am grateful every day of that you are in my life. I hope I make you as happy as you make me, and I hope we are always together.

I love you.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Happy 116 months to my wonderful wife, who had to put up with my recent bout of grossness with my annual late winter cold. I mean, really, there's love and there's love. My sweet spouse has the latter, obviously.

And I love you very much.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Happy 115 months to my lovely, kind, warm, clever, and beautiful wife.

If I was a good husband, I'd be thinking about what to do for our 10-year anniversary. ;)