Today I have a big smile on my face. It was 15 years ago today that Earl and I had our first date in the lovely city of Albany, N.Y. The date ended up being a six hour drive through the mountains of Vermont and the beginning of a lifetime journey together. When he put my hand on my leg as I was driving my little ’94 Hyundai Excel, I knew that hand would be there forever.

‘Tis true, the man still makes me see fireworks. And smile. A lot.