17 years ago today,
I said “I do.”
Popular culture says I should have been nervous.
Ready to flee.
Afraid of the “ball and chain.”
I was never so sure of anything,
I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you.
For almost 16 years,
Through the sickness and the health,
I never stopped feeling that way.
I never regretted my vow.
I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you.
Instead, you spent the rest of your life with me.
I miss you.