Just thinking about how great life is when you can wake up surrounded by family and pets and good food and options for entertainment and personal enrichment that most people in the world only dream about.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep things in perspective, but even things I often take for granted are luxuries depending on where a person might be in the world.
We’ve had so many good times together and made so many wonderful memories, like getting caught in the rain on the lift at Sentosa, walking along Patong Beach at night in Phuket, and you chasing me around the dining room table in the Philippines with ‘balut’. These are memories that I’ll always cherish and, even more, I’ll cherish the fact that we have a lifetime together to make new ones.
I couldn’t have asked for a better wife. You’re kind, loving, beautiful and patient. You’re good to animals and hard working. You have a great sense of humor and you’re fun to be around. Whether I want to watch a movie and pig out or go jog for 3 miles you’re up for it. You let me have my choice more often than you have to. You’re always there beside me, supporting me and motivating me to do better, whether my goal is to learn another language or gain the next level in Cafe World.
Even when times have been tough, we’ve stuck it out together. No matter how grim the situation, I always knew that things would be better because you were there beside me. At the end of a hard, stressful day you were there to lay down next to. In the morning, you greeted me with a smile. Oh, and you always had cheerful words to keep me going like, “Stop complaining. Life is harder in the Philippines.” Ha ha! So true! You always remind me of what it is we have to be thankful for and it helps me to focus.
So, on this day, and every day, I want you to know how much I love and cherish you’re being in my life.
Happy Valentine’s Day darling. I love you.
You’re my best friend, my love, my life.