Iโ€™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
Showing off her new hair cut at the Meeting Space – Chiang Mai

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

 

Carrie at the Taj Mahal
Carrie at the Taj Mahal

 

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

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, Carrieโ€™s love of life is infectious.

 

Carrie at Yi Peng in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Carrie at Yi Peng 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.

 

Persian Rug Factory in Agra, India
Any photo with Carrie in it is a better photo ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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

 

Carrie does yoga at sunset on Romblon Island in the Philippines
Carrie does yoga at sunset on Romblon Island in the Philippines

Iโ€™m not entirely sure how itโ€™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 canโ€™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