Ten Years

10 Jan

Ten years ago I stood at a the edge of a canyon and jumped. I had no idea as to what lay ahead. I was young and naive and slightly damaged. But it seemed like the right risk to take.

I stand here, part of the way through the experience of that jump, and can say that it was worth it.

I never would have imagined that this is what the last ten years would have brought us. The joy. The love. The laughter…. so much laughter. The tears, happy and sad. The conflict, the struggles, the growth. But I am so happy with where it is guiding us.

I fell in love with your kindness. Your quirky sense of humor that very few appreciate; their loss as it is so precious to me…. and keeps me from slamming the door on more days than I can count. I fell in love with your unwavering sense of yourself. The man that you are and who you want to be.

I continue to love you because of your devotion to me, even when it’s not easy. Because you listen to my dreams and then bring me back to earth when I’ve floated too far away. I love you because of your warm heart and how everyone is just a friend waiting to be made. I love you because you try to remind me to keep things simple because that is what true living is made of.

I give you my heart everyday because you are the greatest father our girls could ever have. I am humbled by your consideration for them and desire to be a better parent because of you.

I fall in love you a little more each time we get to experience the world outside ourselves together. I know that there is so much more that we have yet to discover and I am excited for what that new love will bring us.

I love you because you are my best friend and you see me clearer than anyone else ever will.

Thank you for all that you do for me. Not a single thing you have done out of love has ever gone unnoticed, even when you think it is an act too small to be important. I would be lost without you.

To the next 10, 25, 50 years. May our love grow more than we could ever dream or hope it to.

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