To say that my wife has had to put up with a LOT being married to me, is an extreme understatement. She's put up with more being married to me than she's probably ever had to deal with in any other relationship. Because of that... this year, I just don't feel like I did enough for our anniversary as I should have.

I met her at the end of the summer in 2005. We were both working at a local retail shop. I don't remember much about the first couple months we knew each other. I was trying to figure out a lot of things, and wasn't really paying much attention to those around me. A couple months later, I finally picked up on the signs and we hit the town for the night. That was November 1st. We've rarely spent more than a couple days apart since then.

Living with a career Radio person isn't easy. Long hours, unpredictable schedules, and high stress are just the beginning. Take all that, and add in the possibility of having to pack up and move to another part of the country with little to no notice… it doesn’t surprise me that a lot of my colleagues end up getting divorced within the first couple years of their marriage.

Unfortunately for my wife, what’s she had to endure with my career is just the tip of the iceberg. From multiple major surgeries to only seeing me for a couple hours a week, from one bedroom for us and the kids to living with relatives while planning our next moves… I know she’s gone from challenge to challenge to stay married to me.

Every year I struggle with how to best show her how much she means to me.

Joey Dee

I try to do something random to show her as often as possible, and I try to give her a night she’ll never forget for our anniversary… but it just never seems like it’s enough to me. We have literally lived through our vows together (For richer, or poorer. In sickness, and in health) and I still wake up next to her every morning.

But I’m at a loss… I just don’t know what I could do that could accurately show her just how much she means to me.

What can I do to really show her how much she means to me?