My wife and I celebrated our 18th anniversary this past summer. We have been through a lot in those years just like most couples. This illness brought its own set of “opportunities” to overcome. When our youngest son Justin was two, sometime around our 5th Wedding anniversary (I’m sure Julie would correct my memory on the exact timing) I sat down and wrote my wife a poem. It is entitled “Now and Forever.” At the time I was so proud of myself for penning it out. Now I read it and “grin” as it seems a bit corny although still as heartfelt as it was back then. Funny how once you do pen something out it becomes a lasting testament to you and your “creative mind” of the day. I hope you can enjoy it with a smile……………………..
Now and Forever
As I sit here in the quiet tranquil night,
I find myself pondering the mere existence of time and space.
I realize that without you in my world,
the vibrant colors that I see
would be blanched and pallid.
The music I hear
would be a sad melody revealing a favorite memory
now faded into a somber retreat.
The enticing aromas I smell,
would simply be the scent of fragrances
waning on the horizon of a once playful soul.
The flavors I savor
would become bland and insipid.
And the warmth of an embrace,
shallow and repressed
leaving me with a hunger that only you can fill.
I love you with a love that even I am not sure I can fully grasp.
You bring my world light
where there was once only darkness.
Excitement where there was once only emptiness.
Laughter where there was once only pain.
Come with me, my love, on a wild adventure.
Experience life with me in a way that only seems possible in fiction.
Come away with me to a world of fresh flowers and perfect harmony.
Raise our children with me in fun and chaos.
Let’s embrace together what lay ahead,
always laughing and loving the way we do now.
Do this with me my love.
Now and Forever.