Monday, December 7, 2015

A letter to my husband on our anniversary.

Today is our 8 year Wedding Anniversary and I decided to do a little something special. I always feel like getting a thoughtful letter is better than receiving an expensive gift. That's probably because one of my top love languages is Words of Affirmation. *Side note: For all you marrieds out there that haven't read The 5 Love Languages, read it! It will change your marriage for the better. Enough with the bunny trails and now let's get to the letter.

*This post is dedicated to my wonderful husband*

To my forever man crush.

I wanted to get you something special this year, but since it's another anniversary we have to spend apart I thought I'd express my love in a different form and write you a letter.

8 years has flown by so fast. Looking back, we were babies when we stood at the alter and had no idea what was to come in the years following. We were young and in a deep love and thought we could take on the entire world.

Who knew that we'd be spending half our marriage away from each other. It was hard for me sending you off to Boot Camp. I was scared that I wouldn't know how to function alone. I was scared to be without you. Who knew that I would embrace that time and grow and blossom into a strong and confident woman. And then the biggest challenge came when I packed up our home to move across the country away from everything I've known and everyone in my life to make a new home in a new state. Again I was so scared but I knew that as long as you were by my side I could take on any challenge and overcome it.
You push me and challenge me to be a better person, you believe in me and encourage me when at times I feel like I can't do it. You have made me a better person.

I know there are times when I get on your nerves and my sassy self comes out, and there are times when you annoy the crap out of me lol But then you say something funny and make me laugh and we both snap out of it. I love that we can be so silly and ridiculous together.

I feel the most alive when we are together. You make me come out of my shell and try new things and overcome fears that I wouldn't have dreamed I'd ever do. You took this midwestern girl, who hated the outdoors, who is scared of heights and bugs and made me confident enough through encouragement and believing I can do anything, and helped to bring out my true self. Going on adventures with you is one of my favorite things. Who knew I'd love hiking, rock climbing and being in nature. (my mom sure didn't lol)

You knew I could do it.

You encouraged me along the way even when I'd get scared and didn't think I'd be able to climb that mountain, or move across the country, or overcome the fears and the pains of infertility. You have always been there by my side. You truly are my other half and i am made better because you are in my life. I can't thank you enough for believing in me and always knowing I could do anything. Thank you for being my strength when I felt I couldn't stand on my own, for being the voice of reason in times of chaos and for being my comfort when times have been so hard. You are the greatest love I've ever known, this is true. I am beyond honored to be your wife and to get to be a witness to your life. You are the man I dreamed of and the man I prayed for. There is no love like ours and there never will be. I love you now and forever.



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