My Wife "Vera"

      My Wife  “ Vera”
      She is my wife, my lover, my best friend.  For over  forty years, our marriage has endured and grown.  I can honestly state that after all this time together, my love for Vera has not diminished in the slightest way.  In fact, through each passing day, I find myself more and more enraptured by her beauty.  The best times of my life are the times we spend together, whether sitting quietly watching television or
 enjoying an afternoon shopping.
      There is no secret to why our marriage has lasted while so many others have failed.  There is no formula for success that I can offer, other than to express that the most important feature of our relationship is that it has never lost the sense of romance that bloomed when we first met.  Too often marriage kills the romance that was born in the courtship of a relationship. To me, I have always felt that I am still courting Vera, and therefore the romance has never died.
      Romance is not something that can be taught or copied.  One can only be romantic through another. Vera, my wife of forty years, has instilled the romance in me.  I am romantic because of her.  Vera has always brought out the best in me. The many aspects of our romance are too numerous to mention. However, there is one special romantic interlude that I began some years ago.
      Before we were married, Vera and I could not see each other as much as we would have liked during the week. The weekends always went too fast, and the days in between dragged on forever.  I decided that I needed to do something to make the  weekdays go faster, or at least to give us something to look  forward to during the week.
      And so it began one day some years ago: Calling and saying  I  love you and a Kiss hello and bye.  There was no special  occasion.  It just an expression of how much I loved her and how  much I was thinking about her.  I did this each day  for no special reason other than it was to show I miss her.
      Since that day, I have never missed a day – Vera has received a kiss from me and I say I Love You every day,  every week, every month, every year.
      It is my romantic mission each week to find the right time to do this, show by love. At times, my search would takes me to many different parts the house, the car , and yes outside, Parking Lots. I have been known to spend a considerable amount of time holding her in my arms.
      Sometime there away she hold her head that  remind me in some way of Vera and our life together and this evoke an emotion in me.  I know that if it brings a tear of happiness to my eyes, I have found the right time to kiss her or to say I love you.
      Vera awakens each morning to find a kiss or I say I love you, and even though she knows I am there, she still lights up with excitement when she see me there in the kitchen, coffee in hand and she hears I love you.
       I can only hope that our life together will last long enough for me  to fill her life with joy with my day messages of love, affection and most of all thanks for the joy Vera has brought to my life.
       I pray that each of our children will fine that one, that will not only be a lover and wife or husband but a life time best friend and a joy to be with always.

        Thank You Vera

     Love  Bob