In August of 2000, on the first day of my freshman year of high school, in "Talented and Gifted" English with Mrs. McGuire, as an earnest and eminently bookish 14-year old, I met a fellow student who, seven years and four months later, I would marry in the same city.
This is a great mystery.
On July 5th, we will celebrate six years of being together; in August, 10 years of knowing each other; in December, three years of marriage.
And today, 24 years of Katelin's life on the earth.
What a gift to share our life together. Happy birthday.