In three months time, Malcolm and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We met on a blind date when I was thirty and he was twenty-nine. He had a friend that happened to be dating a friend of mine and they decided to play Cupid. I am eternally grateful that they did, as that date was the beginning of our love story.
Malcolm was a refreshing surprise in the 1980’s with his “Boy Scout code of ethics” and gentlemanly ways. He was self-assured and accomplished, but not boastful; a man among boys. One by one I met friends who respected and admired him, colleagues and clients who trusted his advice and relied on his wisdom, and family who adored him and supported his dreams. He was (and still is) the smartest person in the room without trying to be. It is a fact easily accepted by those who know him. Malcolm is honest and straightforward; the kind of person who tells you things you may not want to hear, but need to. I fell for him right away. He was easy to love.
Before Malcolm, I don’t think I really understood what “unconditional love” meant, or the kind of confidence and security that real love and acceptance and can promote. He did that for me. It feels amazing to be with the one person in this world that I was truly meant to be with.
Happy Valentine’s Day sweetheart! I love you with all my heart!