Dedication to My Beautiful Wife

I wrote this in November of 1999. The post is talking about a site called that doesn’t exist anymore as it used to. It’s as true now as it was then. Happy Valentine’s Day, baby. ❤️

Original text follows:

I was thinking about this site earlier today and thought I should drop by sometime soon and leave you a message. 

That was earlier. 

Now the weirdest thing just happened. 

I was reading something you wrote for me a long time ago when I came across some lyrics I wanted to look up.  I accidentally typed “lyrics” into the browser address bar rather than the search box in AltaVista.  IE5 did its little auto-search thing and brought up a link to which I then clicked on.  Suddenly a bunch of popup windows showed up and, low and behold, one of them was!  I haven’t been here since the last time you sent me a dedication which was months ago and, out of nowhere, here I am. 

Well it seemed a little too fated to pass by so here’s the message I was thinking of writing you. 

The fates have played quite a few hands in my life with you and I think this was definitely one of the better ones.  I can’t begin to express how much I enjoyed chatting with you this morning.  Life would be perfect if only I could hold you in my arms for just a little while. 

We’ve had our highs and lows but I think the highs have far outdone the lows and I look forward to the future when we can have fun together again without thousands of miles and a jungle separating us. 

I miss you, Michelle.  More than you realize.  Perhaps more than I should and certainly more than I thought possible.  Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder and maybe it just makes it feel empty.  I’m not sure.  All I’m sure of right now is that I’m looking forward to seeing you again and that it can’t be soon enough. 

Good luck with your upcoming exams and in everything you’re undertaking.  I know you’ll do well.  Your ambition has always been something I admired.  Hopefully I’ll be able to take you out for Valentines Day.  Or perhaps Canada Day.  However long I’m waiting, I’ll be here with open arms when you return. 

Whatever situation we’re in, I’ll always be here to give you a big hug when you need it.

Love you, sweetheart.

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