It's been more than 10 years since he said:
"I like you, and I think you like me."
Like turned to love...
And love melded with commitment and respect.
Still to this day my heart flutters a bit when I catch a glimpse of you....or hold you at the end of the day....or embrace you before we leave for work.
I love you Clint -
And every day I am so thankful for you.
Love you. Mean it.