There is not a doubt in my mind that Michael was my soulmate.  We had a scar in the same place on the same hand, our birthdays were 1 day apart, he always said that God did that on purpose so that he would never forget my birthday, our front teeth even crossed over the same way.  


When we were married we had our wedding date engraved in our wedding bands.  I said we did that so that Michael would never forget our anniversary.  We also had the words “ALWAYS AND FOREVER” engraved in them as well.  We would be together always and forever.  

Michael would often smile at me and say “I was built to be married!”  I was the one that wanted the thriving successful business always wanting to accomplish more, not him.  He was perfectly content with our little 3 person family.  

When we would walk up to a checkout counter and the clerk would ask if we were together Michael’s response would be “FOREVER”.  

One of the last gifts he gave to me was a picture with the words “You will forever be my always”  He was quite the romantic.  I miss that!!!  


Last week I was looking through the pictures on his phone to see the things that were important to him.  Of course, there were pictures of Seth and I but I found a picture that he took of his wedding band on his hand.  


Michael loved being married, as I did.  He took his vows very seriously.  I was lucky to be married to the man of my dreams, my soulmate, my best friend. I miss Michael every minute of every day.   If given the chance to do it all over again, I would.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  I realize that I have experienced a love that some people never get to feel.    This outcome of ours has caught me off guard.  I truly believed that we would be married forever and we were married forever, forever for Michael.  What an incredible gift he was to me.