28: Ode to my Seth


The number 28 has special meaning to me.

My husband Seth and I are dorks about meaning in numbers. My birthday is November 28. Seth’s is December 28. Our first date was on a January 28. The number 28 pops up a lot in our lives.

I like 28 because the 8 is visually like the infinity sign. The 2 in front of it makes me think of two infinite beings; or, alternately, the Buzz Lightyearesque charge: “To infinity!”

I never thought growing up I would find love like I have with Seth. Our friendship and partnership give me depth of strength and encourage me to be authentic; giving voice to truth as I encounter it. It gives me bravery to communicate beauty I see in life; challenges me to levels of vulnerability I wasn’t forced to confront without the intimate connection he and I share. (continued below)


Today, May 28, marks the 28-month anniversary of our lives together. My life has never been and can never be the same as it was before Seth became a part of it. It’s been 28 months of discovery; laughing; hurting; crying; forgiving; stretching; learning; listening; singing; creating; exploring; serving; dreaming; becoming. He is the one who has my heart, and I have his.

Seth, I love you very much. You make me want to be a better man. You make me want to love more vibrantly and more truly. Thank you for 28 of the most wonderful months of my life.

Here’s to infinity.



4 thoughts on “28: Ode to my Seth

  1. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
    For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
    Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

    Here’s hoping you get the knowledge without the sorrow.

  2. Cricket F. Johnson

    Beautiful words Michael!!!! I can feel the love you have for each other. God Bless you both! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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