I can’t believe it’s been that long nor that is has gone by so fast. It seems like just last month I sat outside that Starbucks waiting to meet face-to-face with this friend I’d met online.
We got married in a hurricane. It looks like we’ll be celebrating in a thunderstorm today. In between, we’ve stood strong together against forces that would have wiped us out individually.
A few years ago, Shannon said, “You never have to panic as long as I am around.” So far, he’s been right. No matter how dark it gets, no matter how frightened I am, I can always just reach out and touch him and know I’m not alone.
He’s the guy who rubs my feet at the end of the day. He’s the one who will go out at sunset to bring in the laundry because the mutant mosquitos leave him alone. He’s the one who goes along with the plan to pull on our shoes with our pajamas and go to Sonic for a milkshake. He laughs at stupid online cat videos and laughs at me laughing at sneezing pandas. He puts me to be most nights by answering the question, “Why do you love me today?”
I don’t have any words that describe this guy or how much I love him. One of my favorite artists, Brian Andreas, comes close….
When I first met him, I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there’d be room for him to stay. ~”Making Room”
Happy Tenth Anniversary, Shannon. I can’t wait to see what the next ten are like.Advertisements