Two good friends of mine, Jay Forte and Jeff Appelbaum, are celebrating their anniversary together. They wrote a beautiful tribute to love on their Facebook page. I was so touched and inspired by this life-affirming vision of love that I asked their permission to post it, which they granted to me.
Please share far and wide – and especially with anyone you love.
Happy Anniversary. These past seven years have been the happiest and fullest of my life. From the first moment we met eyes and touched each other’s hand there was a spark that I have never felt before. I knew we were destined to help each other grow in ways we never thought possible.
Because of you my world’s a more beautiful place …because of the love that you give me each and every day.
Thank you for sharing with me your positive outlook on life. When I feel that things are bigger than I am, you are always there, holding my hand, showing me that together we can handle anything in our path.
Thank you for the security that you offer me. Your stable, calm nature brings precious peace to my world. Few things feel better than falling asleep at night, knowing that you are always there for me.
Thank you for remaining endlessly patient with me. I am indeed a work in progress. I appreciate your ability to look at me and know that although I am imperfect, you focus on my strengths and remind me how they outnumber my weaknesses.
Thank you for truly loving me unconditionally. The knowledge that even when I stumble and fall, you are there to pick me up, brush me off, and hold me close, is undoubtedly one of the most incredible gifts ever given to me.
Thank you for supporting me and pushing me further than I think I could possibly go.
You’ve always been open and honest about your feelings–that is something I’ve always cherish and respect about you. There’s something else I love about you. When life has overwhelmed me, your reassuring voice and words of wisdom have helped to get me through. You know how to encourage me, raise my spirits, and never fail to make me feel good.
You show me why it has never worked with anyone else.
I Love, Respect, Trust and Adore you. I can never express that enough. You truly are my soul mate,
I look forward to and will be grateful for each and everyday we will have together to share.