I Love My Wife, Carrie, With All My Heart

I’m in love with my wife, Carrie, and I want to shout it from every corner of the world!

 

Carrie at Phimai Historical Park - Phimai, Thailand
Carrie at Phimai Historical Park – Phimai, Thailand

 

Carrie beneath the redwood trees of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
Carrie beneath the redwood trees of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

I want to stand outside her window with a boombox raised above my head. I want to walk 500 miles then walk 500 more. Just to be the man who walked 1,000 miles to fall down at her door.

 

Carrie gazing out into the Laos countryside at the Groupe Scolaire de Champassak
Carrie gazing out into the Laos countryside at the Groupe Scolaire de Champassak

Carolyn Anne Martin Goodman is the love of my life. She is my inspiration, muse, travel partner, soul mate, and an all-around amazing woman.

 

Carrie at Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Asanha Bucha Day - August 2, 2012
Carrie at Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Asanha Bucha Day – August 2, 2012

Words cannot describe the joy in my heart every morning when I start my day seeing her face before mine.

Carrie Runs on Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California
Carrie Runs on Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Or the fluttering of my heart every time she walks through the door.

 

How could my heart NOT flutter seeing this beautiful woman walking towards me
How could my heart NOT flutter seeing this beautiful woman walking towards me

 

Showing off her new hair cut at the Meeting Space - Chiang Mai - 2013-01-06 19-22-48
Showing off her new hair cut at the Meeting Space – Chiang Mai – 2013-01-06 19-22-48

Or the ear-to-ear smile on my face when a phone call bridges a physical gap between us.

 

Carrie on a lake dock at Chiang Mai University - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Carrie on a lake dock at Chiang Mai University – Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Carrie at the Taj Mahal
Carrie at the Taj Mahal

I mean, how lucky am I to have the privilege of gazing into those beautiful eyes every day for the rest of my life.

 

Staring into Carrie's eyes on the day of our wedding
Staring into Carrie’s eyes on the day of our wedding

 

A glass ceiling reflecting in Carries Eye in Sea Ranch, California
A glass ceiling reflecting in Carries Eye in Sea Ranch, California

With a laugh that lights up a room and a smile that positively sets it ablaze, Carrie’s love of life is infectious.

 

Carrie at the Yi Ping Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Carrie at the Yi Ping Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

I love seeing the look of excitement on Carrie's face... it fills me with joy!
I love seeing the look of excitement on Carrie’s face… it fills me with joy!

A rug salesman in India once joked that the easiest way to make any photograph more beautiful was to put Carrie in it. That may have been the best advice ever.

 

Carrie does Sun Salutations at Sunset - Notleymere Cottage, New York, USA
Carrie does Sun Salutations at Sunset – Notleymere Cottage, New York, USA

 

Carrie keeping the blazing sun off her face in the back of a pickup truck in Northern Thailand
Carrie keeping the blazing sun off her face in the back of a pickup truck in Northern Thailand

I’m not entirely sure how it’s possible, but every day I find a way to love Carrie even more. The past ten years have been the most amazing of my life and I can’t wait for the next 100+.

 

Underwater in Key West, Florida
Underwater in Key West, Florida

Happy Valentine’s Day, my love.

Para Siempre, con todo mi corazon

  • Paqui

    I am so happy to see your love, i hope grow everyday like a beautiful tree.

    • Aww, we love you too Paqui. So happy to have you in our lives.

  • Christian

    It’s nice to dedicated a space on the web for people you care about. Perfect use of bandwidth for Valentine’s Day! Nice photography as always :)

    • Thanks Christian. Love that expression you used… “Perfect use of bandwidth for Valentine’s Day!”

  • Congratulations on finding your soul mate – not everyone does. It’s wonderful to read about and see pictures depicting the love you have for your wife. We agree that there is nothing better in the world than being happily in love.
    Will Carrie be going to the Philippines with you? Hope you have a fantastic time.
    :):)

    • Thanks. Means a lot coming from you two, who also have found your soul mates. Yup, Carrie is coming to the Philippines with me. We plan to spend some quality time on hammocks and in scuba gear :)

  • Beautiful, beautiful post, Greg. What am exceptional gift it is to have discovered your soulmate- you are a lucky man! (and her a lucky woman!)

    • Thanks Erik. We certainly do consider ourselves blessed :)