Today is The Wife’s birthday.
We first started dating just days before her birthday back in 1991, so each time her birthday rolls around, it’s another year we’ve been together in one way or another. We’ve had some very wonderful times together when life was nearly perfect; we’ve had some utterly awful moments when life seemed completely worthless. But we’re still here, on both counts, and I don’t want it any other way.
Some things about my wife: her hand fits mine like it was custom made for me (or maybe that’s the other way around). She makes perfect Spanish rice and cornbread, amazing pancakes and astounding waffles, and she roasts a mean turkey. Her skill on the sewing machine astonishes me. Her strength during Little Quinn’s life was inspiring to me on so many levels. She loves to eat chocolate and drink rum with me. She’d never seen Star Wars when she and I came together. She rides horses and wants to help children with disabilities. I wish she liked whipped cream, but them’s the breaks; she probably wishes I liked asparagus. I’ve loved every hairstyle she’s ever had, and the one she has now makes me wild. She wears overalls because she knows I love the way she looks in them, and she looks great in them. She picked out two Persian kittens with me. I wish I could have pushed her in a wheelchair around Disney World for another week, as tiring as that was. (She hurt herself while there.) She loves to try new things. She loves Renaissance festivals and wants to go someday in costume. She loves a good laugh, especially when it’s at my expense, and I’m (usually!) only too happy to let her have those laughs on most occasions. She loves cats and dogs equally. She thinks the Patriots are evil. She doesn’t like baseball, but then, nobody’s perfect and with the Pirates looking to stretch their era of badness into a third decade in a few years I don’t much like baseball anymore either.
So yeah: The Wife. I’m a big fan.
Original photo locations: 1. Pumpkinville 07 029, 2. Pumpkinville 07 011, 3. Pumpkinville 07 010, 4. Pumpkinville 07 008, 5. Pumpkinville 07 003, 6. Sept Trip 07 005, 7. Sept Trip 07 003, 8. 092907_14221, 9. A very hippie Christmas!, 10. Sunny day at the Fair, 11. 005_2, 12. GAHHH!, 13. Cutest wife EVER, 14. Mother and Son, 15. Tifft Preserve May 06 (21), 16. The Wife, pensive, 17. GAHHH! part two, 18. biking, 19. Spot the non-family member!, 20. The Wife.
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