14 years ago today, a guy with a receding hairline heard the girl of his dreams say “I do”. That guy never anticipated the way that this girl would be his rock, his biggest cheerleader and the calm in the restlessness that he constantly creates.

She engineers our home

She works miracles with our finances

She shepherds our children’s hearts

She is a change agent to all that meet her

She is quick to listen, slow to anger and puts herself second, third, forth but never first.


14 years ago that girl was the object of my affection. Today, she is still that and so much more. Friends often tell me that I “married up” and that I “out-punted my coverage”. They couldn’t be more correct. Don’t think for a moment I don’t realize that. It humbles me each day. I’m a lucky man and I’m not ashamed to admit that. Even 14 years later.

Now you’re my whole life
Now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

– “Then” by Brad Paisely

Happy 14th Anniversary to my lovely bride. Forever is literally as far as I’ll go.

4 thoughts on “Then

  1. Aww, as usual WAY too generous and kind. To borrow your words, I don’t work without you. You still take my breath away and make me laugh like no other. I love you with all my heart.

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