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Missing Russ

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Russ is in North Dakota for the week, archery hunting. As I was looking through the photos from September, I came across this one of Russ and our grandson Samuel in the park. When the weather permits, we meet Russ in the park over his lunch break. The last time Russ went hunting, I said living without him is like living without my right arm, I can do it, but it isn’t very easy. That is how I feel. When he is gone, I realize more than ever how he completes me. He is my true love. We have known each other for 35 years. He was best friends with my brother Glenn. We started dating when I was 15, and I have to say, I fell in love the first month I knew him. I kept telling myself I didn’t know what love is, and couldn’t be in love, but as time went on, and I compared him to the other guys I knew, and he was different. He was for me! We married when I was 18, and we started our family when I was only 20 years old. Looking back at all the trials and triumphs we have been through together, I can’t imagine my life without him. He isn’t perfect, but he is perfect for me. I know his heart, and how he wants to live a life pleasing to God. He strives to be a good husband and father. His smile still makes my heart skip, and I can’t wait till he comes home!