It is Valentines day. I am not the mushy sort. But in the immortal words of Depeche Mode - Though things like this make me sick, in a case like this I'll get away with it...
This is my wife Kristin. This is my blog, so I can write about her. She is the greatest woman and wife a guy could have, and I love her very much.
We met in college. At the end of the year prior to Kristin coming to the Colorado School of Mines our institute director told us that a new (female) student had transferred from Ricks College and would start the next semester. I will never forget the powerful thought, nay, prompting that came over me at that time:
Oh crap, I'm going to end up marrying her!
Kristin started the next fall. Since I was not ready to be married, I avoided her. I had big plans - I was going to fish every stream in America. Of course, once I got to know her I realized she was way out of my league. I did not have to worry any more. I let my guard down.
We went to a group activity together on Valentines Day in 1994. We went on our first date 4 days later. From that point on I spent as much time as I could with her. I went fishing over Spring Break and thought as much about Kristin as the fish. A month later we were engaged, and we were married for time and all eternity July 29, 1994.
I am so glad that we are together. We will have been married 14 years this July and I am more in love with her than I ever have been. She is a wonderful wife and an excellent mother. I look forward to many more years.
I love you Kristin.
And I appreciate your tolerance for my fishing, your willingness to travel so that I can fish every stream...
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