12 years ago today, Alison made me the happiest man on earth. As my friends can attest I knew she was the one for me 2 weeks after we started dating. After 12 years of marriage and 2 amazing kids, I can say that asking Alison to marry me is still the best decision I have ever made.On one hand, I read it and I think that no one ever said that about me. I was never the one someone wanted. I'm the one from whom men flee.
For a few moments I feel sad. Then I hear Pete Seeger singing, "I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star," and I feel happiness. I see the rich life around me. I see the friendships that survived conflicts and have lasted for years. I see the life I have made. I do a radio show that people enjoy. My work makes a real difference in the community organization I belong to.
There are people who treat me as a treasure, and in return, I treasure them.
The person who saw me full of shortcomings has gone away. It's just as well.