Ten years ago today, our college pastor Scott Sparks–who was at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa before he moved to Knoxville–asked then-Shannon Taylor if she would take me to be her lawfully wedded husband. Shannon said “I do.” Ten years, three interstate moves, and three children later, she is still the apple of my eye. To the extent that I have accomplished anything, it has been because she has made it possible.

Happy anniversary, sweetheart.