I am no writer by any means. As a matter of fact, the only thing I remember about English class was the end, after I woke up from a nap. I will take the time though to say that out of all the women I could have ended up with, somehow I must of done something right to have Missy come into my life. I always wondered how most couples talk about ending up with their best friend and I always laughed about it saying, “I doubt it”, but I was happily proven wrong. Between the Army and normal life issues, we have been through a lot over the past seven years of marriage, but it has only made us stronger as a couple.
I honestly thought you were crazy the first time we went out together! After seeing a movie and barely knowing each other you jumped into my car and drove away, going up and down the streets of Edenton NC. At the time I didn’t know whether to laugh or call 911. It’s crazy how far we have come since then. We went from being kids with no worries to parents. Without you, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself, let alone with the two kids. I mean, let’s face it I don’t know their teachers’ names. I have no clue what doctors they need to go to or what size shoe they wear. You handle it all. I know that the Army takes me away a lot but you are always there ready to pick up the slack.
Nobody sees the selfless acts you commit, like bringing hot chocolate and donuts to the guards on holidays or slipping the maintenance guy $10 at the mall when young teenagers make a huge mess, but I do. You’re always the one who seems to sacrifice the mos,t not only for me but for our children as well. You go out of your way to make sure your children dress the best and have the nicest things. You always get me the latest technology gadget that comes out when I know you would rather buy a new lens.
Because I’m gone a lot you have to adjust. You are definitely the rule maker of the house and it seems when I come home I end up being the rule breaker. Honestly, if it wasn’t for you, I would more than likely be sitting in an empty house wondering where in the heck all my stuff went, why the cars were towed, why we have no food, and why life is falling apart. I love the way you love life and your spirit can brighten a room. Everyone who gets to meet you is a lucky person.
I just wanna say thank you for being the love and glue of my life. You truly make me a better person.