On this day, September 14, in 2002 in New Jersey at a wedding for her best friend, I met my beautiful wife, Kerri Lynn Kennedy.
It is hard for me to remember how jovial of a person I was before that day, but I can honestly say that must have been the most unhappy day of the past 7 years because every day since has been a greater joy the more time we spend together.
We took our time in the relationship as we were both “reluctant” to accept that fact that there was another person who could keep up and waited until last November 29 to get married in Mexico.
I don’t know who I thought I was kidding as I have to sprint every day to keep pace with Kerri, the most vibrant, intelligent and passionate person that I know. How she fell in love with a media-tech geek obsessed with Law & Order, music and soccer I will never know, but I am thankful ever single day.
It is beyond an honor to share my life with her and I work every day to make her proud as she deserves nothing less than a desire to change the world for the better. You can see a sample of her tremendous work on behalf of the women of developing nations at Womens’s Campaign International.
I know that I will look back each year on 9/14 and 11/29 as the most unhappy days of the past year…and be the happiest man on the planet as a result.