A Special Flower for my Best Friend

For Betsy...
My Hero
My Best Friend
My Reason For Living

The Fairest of them All

In all my life I never believed that there could be
Such things as Angels or Miracles...

No one could ever have convinced me that
such goodness and thoughtfulness,
kindness and understanding,
honesty and loyalty,

as that which you give so unselfishly each day
and with no expectation of return,
could ever be mine.

You are
warm sunlight on a cold night...
a fresh breeze in the heat of August...
a candle in the dark...
a smiling face on a hostile, foreign shore.

And I am the proudest,
the happiest,
the luckiest mortal alive, because

For a best friend and life long companion,
I have

The Fairest of Them All

Being away from you for a second
is like being away from sunshine for a month.
I love you so much that I can't even describe the feeling.
You are my everything.
I love you.
You are my world, my whole life.
Sometimes when I'm thinking about you and about our life together
I am so overcome with wonder that I have to remind myself to breathe.
If I could barter with God I would trade all my possessions
and what's left of my life for His promise
that you would never have an unhappy moment.