She has a way of smiling with her eyes that melts my heart (no, that is not a mistake the way I wrote it).
She is the most Christlike person I have ever known (and I live with her, and know what she is like when no one is watching).
She knows just the word I need -- whether a word of encouragement or a gentle prod.
She knows how to have fun, and how to make those around her have a great time, too.
She raised three beautiful children, and continues to be the ideal mother and mother-in-law.
She has taken to grandparenting like she was made for it.
There is no one on this planet I would rather be with -- whether it's to go out to eat or travel with or sit around the house.
Her love and enthusiasm for the Lord is absolutely contageous.
Every morning I wake up thanking God that I get to spend my one life with her.
If I had one wish, it would be for more lifetimes together.
We married too young. Statistics said we wouldn't make it. If the marriage had depended on me, we wouldn't have. But she sacrificed her own desires and needs to make it work. She has made me a better man, not by nagging, etc. -- but be showing unconditional love. The Lord obviously knew what I needed.
Today marks out 31st wedding anniversary. And the love I feel today for my woman makes our wedding day in 1976 -- as beautiful as it was -- pale in comparison.
Thank you, God, for giving me this incredible woman to journey with toward eternity.