In a few days, she'll be completing her college education.
A few days ago, she started her graduate degree.
She's the most amazing person I've ever met.
I could talk about how her entire life, almost everyone told her she wasn't smart enough to actually finish school or that she wasn't that smart at all and how she's overcome all of that.
She inspires me. The fact that she has overcome those voices is one of the reasons.
But there's more.
Eleven years ago, she gave birth to our first child.
She has successfully turned a closet of a fitness center into a multi-site conglomerate. When the owner of that closet turned true business wanted her advice on what to do with the business, my wife accurately predicted that the model she was using would fall out of favor with the public and she should sell while the selling was good.
The owner refused.
They parted ways.
The business fell apart as my wife predicted it would.
In the last four yeas, my wife has successfully run our office business and done the lion's share of the business work for the business that I co-own with two other people.
She has been a parent to three amazing girls and one awesome boy. She went to school while being pregnant and doing all of the above.
She is involved in our community and the lives of those around us.
When I was in graduate school, she put wood floors in our entire upstairs.
And, they look amazing.
She's changed faucets and done a thousand other things around our little corner of the world.
In the last four years, I've watched her write papers with a child crawling up her back or while breastfeeding.
She's not slept because of sick kids and still handed in her assignments on time. She's pulled a GPA near perfect 4.0.
She's not missed a parent teacher conference or a major event of her kids life. She's supported me and helped to make me a better person.
Let me tell you about her character.
She's compassionate, and loving. She's gracious and kind. She can process her own emotions and thoughts in a way that never ceases to amaze me. She's loyal.
She wants to grow and be better.
She's an outstanding mother.
She's an incredible wife.
She's strong in body, mind and character.
She is literally the anchor for this world.
I could write for a long time but I won't. If she finds this post, she'll already by mortified.
I will end with two things.
She has taught me what it means to love someone completely by loving me with 100% of her being.
This post is to simply celebrate her and all that she is to me and our family.
I look forward to working with her someday as a fellow counselor. I can't wait to see what the rest of our story unfolds.
She is truly the best person I know.