Ten Facts about Me and My Better Half
We met my freshman year in college in a class on Augustine's Confessions.
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For the first three years of our friendship, he was in the seminary.
For two of those years, I was in a serious relationship with someone else.
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We got engaged in Saint Peter's square in Rome on my 23rd birthday.
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Our wedding bands are inscribed with the Latin S.E.M.P.E.R..A.M.I.C.I.
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Once married, the poor man
to some of my more obsessive-compulsive qualities,
like alphabetized spices and labels facing out.
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He has the coffee made and waiting for me almost every morning.
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We love to spend winter evenings watching
old Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons episodes
while snuggled up in bed together with a glass of wine.
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He jokes that I think he is the best husband because of my work --
I have low standards because I read about failed marriages all the time.
But, he really is the best.
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We make beautiful children together.
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After eleven years, it only keeps getting better.