I'd like a to take a minute to say to my husband that you have navigated your way through the political river well. You have managed to keep your feet dry, found stable stones to stand on, and have been able to keep your head down so you don't trip, but also keep your head up enough to know the direction you want to go. You have looked back just enough to see your progress, without the head turns causing you to falter. I'm proud of the work you have done for the riding, and all the individual voters in it. Like the stones in the river, you could not have walked along without the support of so many great people.
As your constituent, I have admired your steadfast work and commitment to principles: as your wife, I have loved and respected you. I have witnessed many challenges you've faced along the journey, and I am proud that you have succeeded in meeting many of your goals despite the bumpy path. Many spouses (ex-spouses) of politicians cannot hold their up with pride for a job well done by their spouse the way I can. Thank you for that.
The journey on this river ends today, but there is another one to ford, and the kids and I are waiting in Switzerland to start the journey with you. Come soon. We miss you.