Fourteen Years a Hero

It is my wedding anniversary today, and this is this year’s poem (my wife actually forgot it was our anniversary until I told her the poem was ready last night, so there are some bonus brownie points for me 🙂 )

Fourteen Years a Hero

Fourteen years a hero, for putting up with me,

And all we do that nearly drives you to insanity:

Noises, fights, and interruptions, not to mention screams;

Sometimes even so bad they’re invading your sweet dreams.

I’d like to think that other times can make your burdens light,

With kindnesses and cuddles and sometimes a such sweet sight

Of learning a new lesson, training a new skill;

Overcoming barriers through pure determined will.

Could I be part of making each day easier for you?

Sharing all your burdens, helping you get through,

Offering my shoulder for those times you need to cry

Or standing by your side as we enjoy a star-filled sky.

Here’s to forty more years of our love and unity,

Through joy and sorrow, times of plenty and of scarcity,

You are the greatest friend I’ve had, we make such a good team,

Together we reflect a glimpse of heaven’s holy gleam.