You Need a Great Partner

Beautiful, smart and wise.
Beautiful, smart and wise.

Going through this journey could be a total disaster if I had a totally different partner. Marriage presents plenty of challenges. In a large part, my wife is a mirror to my faults and shortcomings every day. It’s part of the beauty of growing as a person.

I adore Sonya and love so many parts of her. I know her inside out and am so grateful that these last 15 years together have been so harmonious through all the ups and downs. She is a real trooper and has immense character to face life head on. I have nothing but respect for her.

On this journey, she gets right to work. At heart, Sonya is a doer. She makes things happen. We both joke that we are always in a hurry. We are so different in so many ways, but when it comes to working, we have an internal urgency to make things happen and get things done.

I have watched her move our household and our children emotionally towards our transition to the open road. She is such a nurturer, but also a very decisive person when it comes to the goal.

Our furniture is being sold off. The kids are learning to let go of things and embrace a new way of thinking. Our friends are getting thoughtful gifts piece by piece.

We both have a lot on our plate. Sonya educates the kids with curriculum, personalized tutoring and research. She keeps the standards high as well as fill all of our lives with great relationships and experiences.

As we are moving towards our departure date, we are both tired, excited and sad. All the emotions stir and it’s so nice to have someone to share every moment with.

I think all the decisions, uncertainty and experiences ahead will be handled just as gracefully and efficiently with Sonya. She is a real jewel and I am glad to be her husband. Thanks, honey.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Leslee Matthews says:

    Don, You rock!!! I am so excited for you and your family. Adventure – yes! Exciting – yes! Changes – yes! Sonya all along the way – yes! You guys are really, really blessed!


    1. Leslee, thanks so much for reading and such kind words. Thanks for being such a great friend to Sonya as well. We feel grateful for such friendship.


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