Dear Buffalo Magazine,
Like most little girls I grew up wanting to marry Prince Charming. Lucky for me, that didn’t happen. Instead, I married Steve Morgan, an honest to goodness, real life “good” guy. You know, the ones that when women talk over drinks, they list off the qualities that REALLY matter.
Every day, in some way he enhances my life. His dry wit makes me laugh, his intelligent banter provides fascinating conversation and his charm, well, he still sweeps me off my feet and makes me feel sexy at fifty years old!
For thirty years he’s made going to the car wash a “date”, opens doors for me and clears the dinner dishes. He plans mystery dates, ranging from sunset picnics to the occasional weekend getaway which never fail to entertain and make me feel special.
Steve’s take on the world is black and white. There’s not a reading in the gray area on his moral compass. Choices are based on whether it’s just the right thing to do and his mantra is to always have respect for people and their beliefs. The faith he shows in me as an individual and as a partner laid the foundation for me to believe in myself.
You can’t be married thirty years and not go through some rough patches. There have been enough trials and tribulations to remind me that we don’t live in a fairy tale world. He’s pulled me through the darkest times of my life and has been through a dark spell or two of his own. But always, without fail, there is that real-life goodness providing steady ballast.
Prince Charming? No. Buffalo’s Best Husband? You bet! And my personal dream come true. Like I said, lucky me.
In January, a call for entries went out from Buffalo Magazine for their Buffalo's Best Husband Contest. So of course I fired off my letter, with my favorite photo of Steve and told them what made him so amazing. Although he wasn’t the "big" winner, he was listed with his picture and a quote from my submission as one of their "favorite entries"! As I said, I am a LUCKY woman indeed and he's #1 in MY book!