It’s been almost 10 years that Liz and I have been together. A decade is a long time to be with someone, or at least it would seem like a long time. The truth is, I am not sure where the last decade has gone. It seems like just yesterday we met.
I have mentioned multiple times that our relationship was never an easy one. The first few years were a bit of hell for both of us. After this long though, we have found our groove and a peaceful calm in our understanding of each other.
We don’t understand how other couples can’t find it or don’t get it. We have seen a lot of our friends go through horrendous situations with each other and often at the hands of the other person.
Why is it so hard to love and respect the person you have legally and spiritually bonded yourself to? I know it’s not easy, but nothing worth doing ever is. This person goes through the fire and hell with you, yet instead of tightening the bond it pushes you away?
I love Liz with all of my heart. She is the mother of my child, my partner in both life and business, she is who is there to lick my wounds and the one who comforts me when the world has kicked me in the gut. I would be unable to be half the man I am if it weren’t for her. For that she deserves my utmost respect and love. In my eyes, there are no other women. She is and will always be all I ever need in a woman.
I do my best to show her that everyday, that I respect and cherish her efforts and sacrifices. I do so by putting in effort and making my own sacrifices. My feeling is, that as a man and husband it’s not about me, hell it’s not evening about her. It’s about us. If I were to focus solely on my selfish needs/wants I’d be a poor excuse for a man. Maybe it’s because I was raised with a “retro” mindset.
Women aren’t property, they aren’t some wild animal to be controlled. Anyone who thinks differently isn’t worth your time or friendship. Ladies, good men do exist and they aren’t all taken. Unfortunately for you, this one is and is happy to be so.
Men, wise up jackasses. That macho male dominance things is a terrible facade. We all know that you’re insecure and trying to fit in with the rest of your idiotic beer swilling scared of life fake alpha male friends. The male peer group pool is sorely lacking in positive influences.
Baby, I love you with all of me. Every single part of me is devoted to every part of you. I can’t wait for the next 40 years. Happy Anniversary, to best woman a man could ask for.