A friend of mine recently asked me, "Do you know how lucky you are?" The answer to that is a resounding yes. You see, seventeen years ago, my wife Abby and I were married. To put it simply, Abby is the love of my life and I could never imagine in a million years that I would somehow land someone as perfect as Abby or life without her.
One way I could describe my relationship with Abby is that we are two puzzle pieces who fit together just perfectly. We are not the same. There are many differences between us. She is refined. I'm brash (as her mother said when she first met, "he could use some polishing" ) She thinks about what she says before she says things. I have a t-shirt that says, "I'm sorry for what I said. It wasn't supposed to be out loud." She is classy. I'm goofy. Those differences do not matter. When you put us side by side we fit together perfectly (and I don't mean in the marital embrace--HEY-O!!) But like those two puzzle pieces that are are opposite in many ways but when you put them together they are perfect together and make something bigger.
I do my best to be the best husband I can just I like try to be the best Christian I can be. But just like I constantly screw up as a Christian and tick off God, I constantly screw up as a husband and tick off Abby. Fortunately, Abby is merciful and forgiving just like the Big Guy and looks past my imperfections and forgives me.
I think one of my favorite things about Abby is her sense of humor and her laugh. She can just CRACK me up sometimes. And when she is reading something or watching something that tickles her and she starts laughing I just can't help but to smile. That is just the main thing. Obviously, you can't be together for 17 years without having a laundry list of things that are pleasing to each other but I won't bore you with that. I'll save it for tonight when Abby and I are at dinner.
Abby Mcadams---I love you more!