Glorene's High School photo that I have carried in my wallet for 25 years A recent photo of Glorene taken at her elementary school Martin Sortun
A Letter To My Wife Glorene on Our 23rd Anniversary
September 14th, 1997

How can I express my love for you after 23 years of marriage.  If I were to have any regrets it is that I haven't shown my love to you enough.  Over the years I have  come to appreciate just how special you are to me.  I love how you make me feel when I am with you.  Our bond grows stronger and more secure as time goes by.  I want to share the rest of my life with you and I'm looking forward to retirement, when I can spend all of my time together with my wife, my best friend, and my lover. Our marriage started out as a commitment to each other to be faithful, to love, and to cherish each other for life.  We have kept that pledge and now our  bond is one, with nothing that can come between us.  My love for you is endless.  I hope and pray that our children can find the kind of love and happiness that we share.  I also pray that Heaven holds a place for a love such as ours, because I not only want to spend the rest of my life with you, but I want to share our love for eternity.

Happy Anniversary Honey

Love Mark