Here's a good example of what can be achieved. Waid wanted something special for his wife, Katrina Marie, for their 10th wedding anniversary.
Waid has kindly given his permission for his poem and story to be published
Full Name: Dr. Waid McMillion
Who do you want the poem written for?: My wife of 10 years (come Jan. 1st)- Katrina Marie
Why do you want the poem written ?: It will be our 10 yr. wedding anniversary on Jan. 1st of this year. We have endured so much together over the last ten years I just want to express how earnest my love for her and my 2 beautiful daughters she blessed me with really is.
Key Messages: My unconditional love for her and our girls Morgan and Kya
My devotion to our life together
my admiration for her will to put up with me for the last ten years.
my appreciation for the encouragement she so often gave me during my medical school trials and tribulations.
And my never ending desire to wrap my arms around her and engulf her mind body and soul each time she flashes that brilliant smile my way.
Memorable Moments: Katrina and I were married at a very young age I had just turn nineteen, she had just turned 18 and was just entering her final semester of high school. NO ONE gave us a chance. Everyone doubted that we could overcome the obstacle of beginning a family so early. Katrina was very introverted, and quiet. I was (am) a true alpha male loud hot headed. Morgan was born on June 14, 1994 just 8 days following Katrina's High School Graduation It was a magical day being young you do not realize at the time how special the moment is, I just remember Morgan coming out more beautiful than any child I had ever seen and her mother glowing with a light 1000 times brighter than the sun. Our Lives forever changed and The love 2 high school sweethearts shared changed as well. I became a provider with no real sense of what that meant. She became a caretaker with no real idea what that meant. Struggle as we did we made it year after year. Both fearing one day all the negative beliefs
Morgan was a bright spot for both of us and a constant reminder of responsibility. Bound and determined to give us a better life Katrina stood behind me 100% as I embarked on college and eventually medical school. Katrina gave up so many things to be what I needed when I needed it.
Kya Rae was born in 2001 during my third year of medical school. I was the delivering physician and What a magnificent thing that was to be able to deliver your own child to be part of this in such a tremendous way I remember looking up at katrina from the foot of the delivery bed and thinking there has never been a more beautiful women, or a women who has loved their husband so much as her.
I remember countless times coming home from far off rotations and being excited to see the girls and Katrina and coming home to find them in bed asleep and I would watch them for a while all of them pale skin glowing over the dim nightlight and feeling a calm that warms the body to its core.
Katrina works very hard at life at mothering as well as holding a full time job. Frazzled, Dead tired, Exhausted she cares for me and our girls as if she hasn't done a thing. Constantly thinking she is so fortunate to have us that she never realizes that if not for her there would be no us. NO Well mannered, lovely little girls. And certainly no successful resident Physician.
My Graduation day this past May was a very pride filled day for me. As I glanced at the crowd watching everyone gaze at me in admiration, the only thing I could think of is How lucky I am. Beautiful wife, wonderful children, terrific parents, and loving friends. That moment I realized through all my doubts and the doubts of others that God made her for me and me for her. Born on the same day one year apart, God set into motion a series of events to allow our worlds to collide and a galaxy burst into existence. And all the things we had done and all the joy we have shared were far greater than anything we had given up by joining together so young.
Other Comments: Katrina is my Queen And I want her to feel after reading this that any doubt she may have as to our future together should be laid to rest. I pine for her daily when she is not there. I daydream about the time we spend alone. She is my center and I gravitate to her as if she was a magnet and I were metal. I want her to know that without her I would not be the man I am. I am a father, husband, provider, lover because of the love we have shared. I really want to thank her for being her and allowing me to find myself (with a little guidance of course).
Style: Happy and Romantic- tilt toward the romantic
Package Type: Deluxe
Never Ending Desire
We made some changes (and culled about 5 verses). After the second draft:
"Dear Allen, I am
amazed I think it is wonderful. It's exactly what I hoped it would be. You have
shown me something very special and for that I thank You. I am 100% Pleased with
the results of this and so grateful for this gift.
I have no problem with you sharing this work or story, I see no need to hide my identity either. Unless that's something you generally do.
Dr. Waid McMillion"