You Mean the World to Me
Take 10 minutes and say thanks to a special person in your life.
The teacher who inspired you to greatness . . . mentor who showed you the way . . . friend who remained by your side . . . spouse who makes everything worthwhile . . .
There are many times that I wanted to write you this note, but I couldn’t find the right occasion or the proper words to tell you how much you mean to me.
What do you say to someone who makes life worth living? You’re my best friend, confidante, and of course, my wife. I’m so grateful that you entered my life and that we made our shared commitment thirty-two years ago. Given the opportunity, I’d jump at the chance to say “I do” all over again. I can’t even conceive of my world without you.
From the moment we met, I knew that you were the right person for me. Your beautiful smile, your brilliant mind, your kind heart are just a few of the things that I cherish. And so are your caring ways and willingness to put our needs before your own. As you always say, the key to a great relationship is “to find the right person and to be the right person.” That’s so true.
Saying we’re close is an understatement. Even though we spend nearly every waking moment together, I find each moment more precious than the last. Over the years, we’ve learned to finish each other’s sentences and communicate without saying a word. I’m convinced that our shared values and deep commitment to one another are what make this possible. In fact, it truly feels like we’re two who have become one.
It’s fair to say that you know me better than anyone else in the world does — perhaps even better than I know myself. You’ve learned to bring out the best in me as we complement each other’s strengths and compensate for our weaknesses — for that I am forever most grateful.
Thank you for being such an incredible role model to our daughters. They’ve grown up to be wonderful young women who understand the importance of personal values and the ingredients of a meaningful relationship. I see your influence in each of them every day. The limitless love that you give and the nurturing that you provide continue to pay off BIG time.
Over the years, several people have asked me the secret to a successful, lifelong relationship. After giving it some thought, I’d boil it down to shared honesty, trust, respect, and selflessness. When you care deeply about someone, and have his or her best interests at heart, the rest comes naturally.
Our life together continues to be a fairy tale. We’ve laughed together, cried together, but with you by my side, the lows were never so low and the highs were so much more rewarding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am the luckiest guy in the world.
Posted by Frank Sonnenberg on Thursday, October 4, 2012