Every morning, I get so busy and sucked into my computer that Alex made a new rule: I have to take ten seconds to say goodbye to him before he leaves for the office. So, he’ll walk up, wearing a crisp shirt and smelling of musk, and say, “Ten seconds.” We’ll smooch and hug and say goodbye for the count of ten, and then I’ll go back to work. I’ve come to love those ten seconds.

It’s exactly a month until our wedding day, and I love you more than ever, Alex.