On our 11th anniversary, I must say that you managed to surprise me this morning with a gift! While the gift may make me more flabby (11 bars of Ritter Sport chocolate for each year!) and was copied from my gift idea to J's teachers on the last day of Semester 1, I am really appreciative that you bothered. The note that accompanied the gift was very characteristic of you (Behold the name you used in signing off!). Thank you all the same!
I was also grateful that you arranged for deep tissue massage for me at a spa, knowing that my shoulders are full of naughty knots. More than that, I think about your contributions to the family and thank God that despite your busy work schedule, you cook and clean, although we do bicker about who should cook sometimes. You also spend time with J and coach him in Science and I am glad he has a father who loves him so much. Although your way of spending time with Little An is usually to show her Peppa Pig or Thomas on the i-pad, I can tell that you love her a lot too. J commented recently that Little An seems to like you more these days. Keep being a great dad for life!
Sometimes I am hurt that the children mean more to you than me. When I disclosed that our wedding day was one of the happiest days in my life, you insensitively revealed that the day of J's birth was your happiest. When I suggested going on a date with you to celebrate your coming birthday, you said you preferred the children to be around. Fancy that! You are very different from other men in this aspect. Well, you will get your wish, but hope you will not neglect our marriage, cos when the children witness us loving each other, they will also be secure.
Although we are spending most of today apart as you are preparing a sermon in church, I am glad that we serve the same God. I could pray for you and know that He is watching over you. May He continue to fill you with wisdom and joy. May you be kind and loving to all. May He help you be an effective spiritual leader in our family.