Here is my wife, without whose loving, patient, and enduring friendship, I could not become something more than I am. We endured many trials and afflictions and the Lord delivered us out of them all. Christina is the accompaniment to the song of love for God in my soul.
When I am full of myself, she gently points me out, away from myself.
When I am depressed, she brightens my eyes and delivers me from my greyness.
When I am lonely, she takes me by the hand, and we go for a walk.
When I am confused, she shows me what to focus on.
As we approach our 33rd wedding anniversary, I say to my bride: God grant you many years!