My wife, Susan, and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary this year. During our marriage, we’ve been blessed with five children, two that we were honored to adopt.
When we were first married, Susan and I dreamed of building a strong marriage and being great parents. We were also involved in our community and saw way too many people struggling in their marriages and with their children.
Like many of you, I am going to watch with admiration as the world’s finest athletes gather in Brazil this month to compete in the Olympics. Their pursuit of a medal requires dedication and determination. In the same way, to have an Olympic-gold marriage, a couple must be completely dedicated and fiercely determined to have a winning relationship.
For many years, our family went to the lake house of our close friends. We always did a lot of water skiing there. My parents were part of a water ski show when they were young and I inherited their love for the sport. When it was my turn to ski, I always wanted Susan to go.