5 years ago, we vowed to never stop loving each other. We vowed that no matter what life throws at us, that our love for one another will trump any difficult time. As I sit here in a coffee shop writing this, tears start trickling down my face. It’s so easy to post the happy moments, the home run feeling that your spouse or significant other gives you- but we rarely talk about the hard moments. The moments where you want to run away. The moments where you question your relationship. Maybe you’re one of those couples who have a marriage that’s good all the time, and that’s amazing. Our marriage, hell- our relationship, has never been easy. We are polar opposites and bicker often. But if there’s anything these last 5 years of marriage have taught me, is that our love and admiration for one another will ALWAYS trump the arguing. After every disagreement, we always come back to the understanding that the true reason it started is because we both just simply want what’s best for ourselves, our marriage, and our family. And to me? That’s pretty amazing to know.
I honestly can’t imagine doing this messy, wild, beautiful ride of life with anyone else. 11 years together, 5 years of marriage, a house, a dog, 2 beautiful little miracles that are our children and it just keeps getting better. You are one of the most hard-working individuals I have ever met and I never want to change that of you. You will give a stranger your last dollar, go without if it means providing for your family, and you constantly amaze me with your drive to better yourself. Being your Mrs has brought me so much joy and being your children’s mother has brought even more.
This past year we welcomed our beautiful daughter into this world and we made the decision to close that chapter of our lives. So many emotions have come over me making that decision and welcoming her into the world all in the same stretch of months. But I am so grateful so have made that decision together, and to promise to give our two children all that we have. Our kids will never have to wonder their worth, if their father loves them, and knowing you will never leave or hurt them brings me to my knees of emotion. Seeing you be a daddy to our son + daughter is the best moments my life has experienced. I am beyond excited to see where our sweet family is in the next 5 years.
So today, I want to say Happy Anniversary babe. You are my best friend, the absolute love of my life, and the anchor to our ship. Not a day goes by that I don’t sit and think about how lucky I am to be your wife.
Today and always, all my love.