Way back in 1992, a friend of mine at Texas A&M mentioned there might be a girl in a sorority that needed a date to a party. Even though there was a free t-shirt involved, we all thought it was a good idea to meet before the party. So…a blind date to Duncan Dining Hall, pizza, ranch dressing, and a few buddies from the Corps of Cadets later….
Fast forward about twenty years….
Why do I love my bride, Kathryn? It’s because she is so darn cute!
Thank you for being the best wife and mother ever. I am so blessed to have you in my life and the kids are blessed to have you as their mom. I love your smile…I think that’s what got me in 1992. I love your work ethic. I thought I knew the value of hard work, but you blow me away. Thank you for being the CEO of Team Whitaker. Thank you for joining my Church. That means more to me than anything, that we share the same faith in God.
I love your creativity. I love your writing. I love that you are so engaged in our children’s lives. I love that you love Sonic and Dr. Pepper. I really don’t like when you leave your shoes in the middle of the floor or when you leave a drawer open. But that’s okay, there will be differences.
I probably don’t deserve someone like you but I am grateful for God that he put you in my life so many years ago. As we celebrate this feast of St. Valentine today, I ask for his intercession for us to remain a happy couple and that love remains in our marriage always.
Happy St. Valentine’s Day! I love you.
Thanks to Joel at The Practicing Catholic for hosting!