As this is the month I remember how it all began with Wifey last year, below is a reproduction of the final letter I wrote her before our wedding:
My dearest Jasmeen,
We have come a long way, long, bitter-sweet way to come to this stage in life. A long way to find each other.
I can still vividly remember how I first met you; and how I quietly admired this strong woman whom had gone through so much, and had to continue to go through so much in life. I am truly glad that we became friends first, almost always there for each other, despite the endless emotional roller-coaster rides we had had to endure. And I am glad that there was always that spark in us that was waiting to ignite our true feelings for each other.
I remember that sense of great relief the first time I held you tightly in my arms; how surreal it seemed then that you would choose me over others; this part of me inside struggling to grasp reality, that the woman whom had always been my good friend, had now wanted to be loved by me.
It has been a long journey for us both. We have laughed and cried together, and from now on, we shall continue to laugh and cry together – and this time forever.
I thank God for blessing me with you as my wife, and most important, for making you remain as my best friend.
I love you with all my heart and more,
John F Seademon