My Dear Laura, on September 20, 1997, we were married in Blacksburg, VA. Today, Sept. 20, 2007, we have a wealth of wonderful memories, and I love you more than ever.
In the mountains of Virginia
We fell in love, and
Our journey began
We couldn’t have guessed
That before too long, we’d
Be driving a family van
It began in a kitchen
After Ané’s Turkish meals
“Innocently” washing dishes together
Remember the music room?
The drive-in theater?
You drew me in with your beauty, your sense of purpose, your depth of character.
And you couldn’t resist my pick-up truck, my guitar, my fancy beard.
We have shared the journey, traveling into unknown territories.
As citizens and sojourners, the destination has become clearer and clearer,
And we’ve been in it together.
You have been my companion, my treasure, my best friend.
And your faithful, gentle love has made me a better man,
continually pointing me toward the love and grace of God.
We’ve been given three gifts along the way
Who have taught us
The value, the quickness, the thrill of life.
I just cannot imagine the past ten years without you.
Laura, you are more beautiful, more wonderful,
more precious to me than ever.
I love you! Happy Anniversary!