We got married April 16 2002. It was the hottest day on record for Westerly RI. With my knees shaking and voice I said “I do” twice. I am guessing to make sure we really meant it.I love how after 9 years of marriage I still get butterflies when I look at you across the room. I love how your smile and laugh can make me smile. You know exactly when I need to laugh and when I need held to cry. I love that you stand behind this family no matter how difficult it can be at times.
My favorite times are when its just the two of us laying in bed and doing nothing but laughing so hard I am crying.Our late night chats about what we are going to do when you retire in 19 years 2 months 18 days just so you know. What we can do once the kids are out of the house. I love how my head fits perfectly in the crook of your neck where I inhale your scent deeply. How reassuring your holding me while I drift to sleep is. I love the way you kiss the top of my forehead and whisper it will all be ok so don’t worry.
I know 2008 was a hellish year for us. Between 2 deaths and kids being crazy. Us just struggling financially. I wasn’t sure we would over come that. We both began to realize that the marriages we idolized were just illusions. We started to live for us. That our family unit around September just became cohesive and it was screw the rest. We became stronger. During that time you also let me grieve the way I needed to for my dad. You recognized I needed time away and you took me to Ohio. So I could see my friend. Not the best trip but we made the most of it. No matter how bad the situation. You always know how to put me ease. Few people know how to do that.
We have come so far from our troubles. My heart swells with pride each day as you leave to go serve our country. I could never be as proud of you as I am now. You have made more sacrifices for this family to ensure that we are able to survive. There is no one else I would do this life’s journey with You are my one and only. Though the Army has saved me money on Rogaine, I am going to have to learn how to sew patches on your tares.
I fall more and more in love with you as each day passes. I still giggle when you say “my wife”. In 9 years we have move six times. We have created two beautiful boys, who keep us on our toes.We have shared laughter and tears. Hope and joy. Sadness and anger. We have over come obstacles that keep getting thrown at us.Yet we have survived longer than anyone gave us credit for. That my love is pure satisfaction. It maybe the one thing your mom did right. Had I not sat at your kitchen table we may have never found that once in life time love. The one that people envy. We have that love. For that I am more than thankful.
I will follow you where you go. When we are apart I am the sun shining, the whispering in the wind, the cool breeze at night. When you lay in your cot where ever you maybe feel your heart beating I am with you in that moment. I am wishing upon the same stars under that big bright moon. My love for you is strong. Nothing will break that. I got you Babe.
I can’t wait to grow old with you. I love you to the moon and back. You bring out the best in me. I can never tell you or show you fully how much you mean to me but I will try my hardest. MUAH!!!!! xoxo