Today my wife, Joyce, and I are celebrating two decades together as man and wife.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have lucked up on such a wonderful soulmate and thank the good Lord every day for blessing me in such a way. Joyce and I met under very odd circumstances back in January of 1991, marrying a mere nineteen days following our first date. Alot of folks claimed that we were foolish and hasty in our decision, but, hey, we proved them all wrong, didn't we? You can't deny true love and that's what we have, plain and simple.
Joyce has been with me through the good times and the bad, through triumph and tears. Under the rainbow and through the fire we walk, arm and arm, and I know with God and Joyce on my side I can weather any storm. She's blessed me with three incredible children and, together, we've tried to do our best for them and raise them in a loving, Christian home. Joyce was there for me during those dark days following the loss of my first horror-writing career and supported 100% when I decided to come back to writing. She is a truly amazing woman!
Yesterday, we spent a day out together, with the kids in school and daycare. We went to see a couple of movies together... Country Strong and True Grit... and went out to eat a couple of times. No great romantic getaway, but just being together, hand in hand, was terrific and we had a wonderful time.
I'm hoping that we will be blessed with another many more decades together. I couldn't ask for anything more in life than to spend it with her. I love you, Sweetie!