If you had asked me ten years ago who my hero was, I would have definitely busted out with my mom. However, now I would have to say my best friend. I will have to back this story up to when I was eight years old. The year was 1972. One summer day there were three little boys playing across the street from my house on a SLIP-N-SLIDE. My little sister and I were chomping at the bit to go play with them. Finally, after permission from all parties involved, we got to go. Anyway, there was this one very special boy that was bragging to his cousins that he would kiss me on the cheek. He did, and I ran home as fast as I could to tell my mom that one day I was going to marry Greg B.
Skip forward thirty five years and guess what finally happened. I married my best friend, the love of my life, my soul mate: Greg B. We had the most beautifully simple wedding, and I could not have possibly been more proud that day as were my siblings. Unfortunately, both of my parents were by then deceased. I had waited all those years never getting married because I knew I could never love someone as much as I did him. Wow, did it ever take him a long time to realize that.
The point of this story though is to share how committed he was to our marriage. He insisted that we spend as much time together as possible because we are not promised any more time than the moment we are in. Every decision he made was based on how it would affect our marriage. From what kind of jobs he took to where we lived. He built me up and made me always feel that I was number one in his eyes. Two days before our second anniversary, Greg was killed in a vehicle accident. How devastating! But, looking back at the short time we had together I began to realize, I had more of Greg than some people who are married for twenty years. His dedication, his love, his strength, and his commitment to our relationship can never be taken away. Greg will always be my hero, because he taught me what it truly means to be in the moment in all your relationships because you never know if you have tomorrow.
Submitted by Anonymous
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