With all of my heart, I am thankful for the 12 years that has passed since I promised to spend my life with this man. Marriage is tough. Marriage is joyous. I think, maybe, I make it tough as much as I make it joyous for Ram. He is, however, dedicated to me. He is full of forgiveness and grace for my attitudes and my follies. He is happy to share in my joys, but not afraid to walk through my sorrows with me, as well. We are far from perfect, but I am so glad that we can admit that to one another and have the grace that we need to love each other through it. I am so thankful to have someone who loves me as much when I am utterly unlovable as when I am at my best.