Monday, March 31, 2008


The differences in people amaze me. Some are sullen, hostile, defensive...scared, mostly. Some are chipper, upbeat, ready to face whatever comes at them. I'm convinced it's a mentality. The challenge is to maintain our sunny, open disposition regardless. It's too easy to match the low energy, especially on a rainy Monday. Know what? The chipper ones do better.
And, being married to your best friend helps...a lot.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

What exactly is Caffection?

What makes being married to your best friend so great? Mostly the Connection together with the affection. Caffection!
What exactly is caffection?
You + Me = WE ‘We’ is what makes caffection CAFFECTION! The black for the white. The butter for the bread. The in for the out. The up for the down. The night for the day. The fork and the spoon, the sun and the moon. The list could go on and on. You rarely have one without thinking of the other.
We think everyone should be married to their best friend. Life’s too short to live any other way. An added note, we feel it’s unfortunate that not all soul mates, best friends, kindred spirits are allowed to be ‘married’. If you’re sharing your life with your best pal, you are in our eyes caffected and that’s the best way to live.
Caffection became our word for the connection and affection we share. We have a deep regard for one another, almost as if we’re one. When Byron is in pain, I feel it. When I had surgery, he truly wanted to endure the challenges I had during my recovery. Though some people may not understand this, I simply couldn’t make it through a day without seeing him, much less talk to or email him several times a day. It’s just true.
It may seem odd, yet if you have IT, you know IT. And we would say you and your mate are CAFFECTED.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happy 8th Anniversary to you, too, Mariah!

…and thanks for eight wonderful, exciting, energizing, sometimes chaotic years. Being married to your best friend is the only way to live—and love. You’re absolutely right; EVERYONE should have what we have. It’s fabulous. It's...Caffection!

I meant every word. BMF, and let's finally do what we are supposed to, celebrate the way marriage should be.

Thank you, lover.


Happy Anniversary

To my best friend Byron

We’re caffected! For the past eight years I’ve been telling everyone they should have what we have. Everyone SHOULD be married to their best friend.
So on this our 8th wedding anniversary you my soul mate, kindred spirit, MY BEST FRIEND I’d like to announce to the world that I’m hopelessly CAFFECTED to you.

Thank you for asking. I love you more every single day. MTML.