Nineteen years ago today I married my soul mate, my best friend, and the person I chose to grow old with and grow up with. It was the best choice I ever made. My students know how in love I am with my husband I talk about him all of the time. The truth most people don’t realize is that love is a daily choice. I didn’t just choose to marry Aaron on that Friday night nineteen years ago. I choose daily to stay married to him, to love him through arguments, disagreements, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings. It’s easy to choose love when we are happy, things are going our way and we get lost in each other’s arms. We made a lifetime commitment, the sacrament of marriage, asking God to be a part of this commitment, openly receiving children (4 of them) into our lives, and raise them in the faith. Life is messy, its not a fairy tale, there are times we go to bed mad, and times we snuggle. We vowed to love each other in good times and bad. The daily grind is not always fun but there is no one on earth I would rather go through this life with more than my husband. We both have faults but I know that we have a mutual unconditional love for one another that will last a lifetime, because one day at a time we choose to love each other all over again.