My Better Half accepts me despite knowing (my many flaws). She brings me constant joy by her great example. Kate is content with what she has; although, she could probably have more with someone else. She is not selfish and has made significant sacrifices for our family.
She was there for me when I was brain-dead and kept our children safe and somewhat content. Kate was in my hospital room when I awakened from my natural comatose state. Her eyes were my first sight after the coma.
Kate assists her parents when needed and is a spiritual rock for our family. In our first year of marriage she became deathly sick with "enterocolitis" and in my care for her we developed a significantly deeper love for each other that has insulated us from many little insignificant marriage challenges that may have not been considered so insignificant.
After graduate school I had to complete a full year internship with only a paid stipend of 10 grand with medical benefits, her thriftiness and "hard" work enabled us to survive it until it was complete, I graduated and found full term employment.
Kate readily gives so unselfishly and this creates an inertia for me to give selflessly to her (except when it involves my hockey-habit). Did I mention, Kate is a great chef!