Ever Since

The story in the poem below actually happened, and continues still.

“What do you believe is your most important job of being a wife?”
“To protect his heart” she declared in front of fifty men that day
“My most important job is to never break his heart”
Her replies to all those guys took my breath away

My eyes overflowed with pride and love
As the men learned what I already knew
I’ve been one of the luckiest guys alive
Since the day she said “I do”
–Russ Towne

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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17 Responses to Ever Since

  1. boomiebol says:

    You are one blessed man sir

  2. This gives me goosebumps, Russ….

  3. You are lucky – I hope you protect her heart too!

  4. camsgranny says:

    That. was. awesome. It gave me a big smile. Thanks!

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    Great testament to a happy marriage… great Russ…

  6. mimijk says:

    Long may you and your beloved celebrate each day of your love..

  7. Rad change says:

    Wow! What a great answer! You are indeed blessed!

  8. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    What a beautiful life you and your wife share…

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your comment. Our family has had quite a number of challenges over the years–what family hasn’t?–but we tend to focus on the beauty, love, miracles, and blessings all around us and that helps to keep the smiles and laughter flowing.


      • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

        One of the secrets to a good marriage! I am glad we do not remember too well the bad times, but the good times are many and always in our hearts.

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