Feb 12

A Special Day and A Special Girl

Sorry ladies but I need to hijack Melissa's blog today. You see it's a special day, and I want all of you to know how she has made it that way.

Ten years ago today, I was given the greatest gift of my life.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I knelt down over an alter in the San Diego Temple and looked into the eyes of the miracle that would soon make my life complete. She didn't know it but I had long been dreaming of that day. As I took her hand, a flood of gratitude filled my heart. I thought about that spring day in 92 when I entered the waters of baptism and came out a new man. A man with new hopes and dreams. A man who had just begun to prepare himself for the woman who would someday accept him as hers.

I knew that she would be no ordinary woman. I was promised that if I stayed true to the Gospel, my wife would be everything and more that I could ever want. That's all I needed to hear. I decided that I must obey ALL of the commandments to their exactness. I needed to be a valiant warrior for the cause of good. After all, she would expect it and deserved no less.

When times got tough and I struggled to stay on course, I thought of her and could hear her telling me not to give up. She loved me and needed me to be strong. When I was in Ecuador and the people threw rocks at me or called me the devil, she told me to love them and not forget that I was on the Lord's errand.

I thought of her often when I was on my mission. During the hot, dry days that even the lizards couldn't stand or the full-mooned nights filled with fireflys. When I returned home with honor, I began to look for her knowing that she was expecting me.

That's when I met Melissa. 3 months later, we were married. It didn't take but a moment for me to know that I had found my Eve.

Since then, we have shared so much love and laughter. We've had to weather some storms too. All in all, I can say this day that God has fulfilled His promise to me. She is more than I could have ever wanted.

She knows exactly how to deal with me. She puts up with me as I still struggle to overcome the traditions of the fathers that plague me. She is patient with me and shows nothing but unconditional love towards me even when I don't deserve it. She takes care of me. She keeps our home a refuge from the world.

She bares our children with ease and then I marvel at how she nurtures them. People tell us how beautiful our children are and I know it is because of her. Everyday she goes to work and her day doesn't end until her head hits the pillow. She never complains when I get to go out and play and even tells me that I deserve a break. I see her work tirelessly to keep our home clean, our clothes washed, our stomachs full and our children's faces happy. She does all of this with a smile… most of the time… and I can say that she does it better than I ever could have hoped.

What would I do without her? How will I ever be worthy of her? I would forever be in debt to Heavenly Father for her even if he never gave me a single thing again.

At our wedding reception, I dedicated a song to her and it was our first dance together. The words in that song are more solid than ever:

I cross my heart…And promise to
Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true
In all the world…you'll never find
A love as true as mine.

I love you Melissa.

Thank you for being my wife

Adam Buzz Basua



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  1. cari

    Happy Anniversary! That was so beautiful Adam. You and Melissa have made a wonderful family. Hope you have another great 10 years.

  2. Marci

    Yes. Happy 10th Anniversary. You guys are really great examples to us all.

  3. andi

    Happy Anniversary! You two are a great example to us! Adam that was a wonderful post!

  4. Michelle Beck

    Happy Anniversary! you two are great and are amazing inspirations for all of us!

  5. melissa curtis

    What a wonderful tribute from the heart, Adam. What an honor to you, Melissa! Happy Anniversary to you both, to you all.

  6. melanie

    That was so sweet, you old sap! Melissa, you really are as wonderful as he says–and he oughta know. Happy anniversary!!!!

  7. Katie

    That was a beautiful declaration of the love he has for you Melissa. Happy anniversary and a prayer to many many for for the 2 of you.

  8. donna

    Congrats on a decade of marital happiness! You really have built a wonderful life together. Salud to another 10!

  9. Meghan Till

    feliz aniversario

  10. Kjersten Troxel

    Wow! You are both so blessed to have each other and your beautiful family! I am glad you are in our lives and we can share experiences together. Here’s to many more years together!

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