I was 5 when I first met her, 29 when I first kissed her and 30 when she accepted my proposal to be my wife. At 33 she gave me a perfect baby girl. I’m blessed. I have the love of an amazing woman.
I thought I knew about life, Laura taught me how to live. I thought I knew how to treat people, she shows me daily how to give more.
Laura Jean Guiglotto, or LJ as we used to call her when she was a little girl is the love of my life. I’d just returned from living in London for a year when we went on our first real date. I told her I’d marry her two weeks into our new relationship. I’d never been so sure of anything before in my life.
I always knew she’d be a great mother; I get choked up when I see her holding our daughter Talia. She makes me laugh, and we laugh together. We play together. We learn together. We experience life together.
When I first started dating her I felt I was well rounded. I had done some traveling and I thought I could show her the world. Instead she opened my eyes to a new world of beauty and understanding that I didn’t think existed.
When we went to Europe together I could actually see her thirst for knowledge about every place we visited. She approaches new things with child like wonder.
She teaches me how to trust. She shows me how to give love unconditionally. Did I mention she makes me laugh? I mean REALLY laugh that laugh that makes you lose your breath. That’s pure. That’s love. Oh yeah, plus she bakes too. Her brownies will make your toes curl in ecstasy. She’s my friend. She’s got my back. She laughs at my bad jokes. She tells me how smart she thinks I am, and then makes fun of me and tells me I’m too cocky. She’s perfect, for me.
I love to surprise her because she never expects anything from me. I love to make a fuss over her because nobody every did. I love to rub her feet for her (seriously, I’m not sure why but I actually enjoy rubbing her feet….odd, I know).
She treats her family like gold. She honors her Grandfather with respect that I admire. She thinks of everyone before she thinks of herself, and I love that we have a child together.
I love that Talia has her gentle big brown eyes. I love that my baby girl has Laura as her role model. I love that my wife has a masters degree. I love that she cries every year on the last day of school (she’s a school teacher). I love how much she cares about her students. I love that she decorates the house in accordance to any appropriate holiday she can think of, and that she has place mats to match (actually I don’t love that, I just think it’s funny). Finally, she’s an amazing kisser and she looks phenomenal in a bikini. 🙂
Happy Valentines Day!