I know it’s cliche and whatever. But the years with Heather have been the best of my life. I feel like I’ve been shaken and put back on track. It’s pretty rare that one gets a second chance in life and rarer still that one can do so without major concessions.
Say we could create what we thought would be our perfect partner. My partner creation would fall short of Heather in so many ways. I’ve been surprised, warmed and loved like never before in my life. I’m the luckiest man in the world. I don’t really care if that sounds trite or cheesy, because at the end of the day, when the house is quiet, I look across the pillows at her face and see the future. I felt that way five years ago and it has only grown since.
When she rests her head against my chest and I put my arms around her, I’m home.
Happy Fourth, Baby!