My wife turned a significant age yesterday.
It’s a reminder of our mortality.
I was terrified the day we met. Knowing, without a doubt, she could never love someone like me.
I was terrified the day I realized I could never live without her. Knowing she’d be better off without me.
I was terrified the moment I asked her to marry me. Everything inside me told me I was crazy to even ask.
I was terrified as I saw her walking toward in that beautiful white dress, shaking uncontrollably. What was she thinking? This couldn’t be real.
I hide it well but terror has been my constant companion.
Through four children, potty training, baptisms, teen years and empty nests, it has caused me to treat her as an enemy, a threat, a distant unknown, my nemesis.
She is none of those things.
I just wanted it in writing to remind myself. I don’t want to waste another second that I have with her.