Thirteen: The Loveliest Number

Thirteen is my favorite number,
today is my thirteenth wedding anniversary,
although J and I have spent more than half our lives together.

It all started with me opening the door at a party when I was 15 years old,
after I picked up my heart that fell from my chest,
I introduced myself.
A couple of years passed and I made a great friend,
daily phone conversations,
a trip that separated us for months and over 3,000 miles,
finally a friendship that grew into something more.

We've never "taken a break" since 1991,
every day since we've made it work,
some days with tears,
some days with the most amazing joy I've ever known.

J has given me the greatest gifts of a lifetime,
his love and our girls.