Today is a strange day for me. Not only is it St Valentine's Day, but it is Corinna's and my fifth anniversary, and it is the fourth anniversary of the death of my father. There are at least two other anniversaries today of sad events in my life. So it is a day of highs and lows, happiness and sadness, and more bipolarity than my cerebral cortex.
But above all, Corinna and I have been together for five years. Five bizarre and complicated years in which our life has been like one of the less believable soap operas. Together we have dealt with tragedy, comedy, madness, joy, bereavements, a near-fatal car crash, and good times and bad times; but we dealt with them. In doing so I think we have re-written the concepts of "for richer and poorer", "in sickness and in health" and most of the other bits of the wedding vows.
But we have survived them all. I don't know whether what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I doubt it, but we are still here...and Corinna - I love you.
Thank you for being my wife.