You gave us a bit of a scare two months ago, Mercia when we got the diagnosis, but Wednesday of this week, it appears that everything has been resolved.
Seeing you in that hospital bed so weak, weary and in pain broke my heart. I never doubted the strength of your will, despite your fears and my own worries, but we have surmounted this latest hurdle and despite all the numerous odds not in our favor, we have managed for seventeen years as of today to forge this immutable bond, this miraculous melding of our hearts and lives.
There is no greater joy for me, no more gratifying part of my life than to know that you draw breath, that your heart beats, that your lustrous smile infuses my existence with its glorious radiance and that you exist. I have been blessed beyond measure and enriched beyond mere words to have you in my life.