Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!

I could hear the cars rushing by outside every time the door opened. It was actually reflex more than anything else, but it gave me a chance to see who was coming in off of the busy street. Our church was located alongside a main street and I did not want to assume that every visitor that came in had the best intentions.

This time, it was two young ladies, teenagers, it seemed. One I knew; a frequent visitor to our church. The other, whom I hadn’t seen before, appeared to be the same age. They walked in and sat down. I went back to what I was doing .

This church was a small church, so every visitor was given the opportunity to address the church. This opportunity was extended to our new visitor.

She walked to the microphone and smiled. Then, I heard her speak. I was captivated, both by her maturity and her beauty. This was no teenager, this was a woman.

However, having broken up from a previous relationship a month earlier, I was in no hurry to start a new one. So instead, we became friends. That friendship grew, and right before I left for law school, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.

I asked, she said yes, so she got a ring, and I went off to school. Halfway through law school, eleven years ago, we got married.

Baby, it’s been a great ride, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Thank you for being patient with me.

Thank you for sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Most of all, thank you for these 11 years. I love you. Happy Anniversary

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