Today 13 years ago, I married you for better or worse, for sickness and health, until death do us part. Together we have three amazing children who are doing well in school, and in all other aspects, a lot in part to you. I know at times I don’t seem to appreciate all you do but I would be lost without you. Yes, I really do appreciate all you do, whether it's for our kids or me.

I know I haven’t always been the best husband in the world but everyday I do try to make your life easier. Doing what I can to help around the house, errands, etc. I think together we make a great pair. We are total opposites, but a complete package as a team.

When I first saw you for the first time, I was drawn to you. I couldn’t describe how I felt back in 1998 about you, nor can I hit the nail on the head today, but everyday I feel “it” for you.

Your smile brightens my day. About equal to seeing the kids happy, there is no better joy to me than seeing you, my wife, happy and enjoying moments with me in life.

I know I have things to work on, like spending less money and giving you more of my attention, but I think I’ve come a long way since we began our lives together.

I still want to wake up next to you, grow old with you and see our grandchildren together. You are the best thing to ever happen to me and knowing you feel the same for me, I feel very blessed.

No relationship is perfect, but I think we do a great job at fighting to get closer everyday. I have given you a reason or two over the years to question what we have, but you saw the better in me, and were willing to work through those occasions.

You are one amazing woman and I really do love you with everything. Not just because you make a great mother, cook and work on details at the house, but because you keep me sane when I have stresses from outside.

I think you’re the cutest, most loving and caring person I have ever met. I can’t wait for the weekend for our date, and the dates, to follow over the years and decades to come.