It was almost fours year ago to this day that I met my wife in a bagel shop on the way up to the Sandia Peak ski area, where I was once an instructor. At that time, I was 46, and had never been married before. I saw this gorgeous woman, and had to talk to her. There was a short 5 minute conversation, and I was totally overcome by her presence. I called my sister that night and told her that I finally had met the woman that I was going to marry. Her remark was similar to "Oh s---, I have heard that comment before." Anyway, I succeeded in getting my first kiss from her under a log that sticks out from a tree about 300 yards down La Madera. We refer to that tree to this day as the kissing tree, and whenever we ski or mountain bike down that area together, it requires a "rest stop". We got married at the top of the ski area on March 24, 2002. I could not be happier. It was definitely worth waiting 46 years for this woman. My wife does not get upset if I ski, mountain bike, fly fish, bow-hunt, hike, but would if I did so without her! It really is true that good things come to those who wait. Every day, I wake up and can't believe the love and caring that I receive from this woman. And it is true as I write this, that I love her more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow! I wish everyone could feel the same love with their partners, and be as happy as I am with my wife.