Today we celebrate four years of marriage. I think that this year is particularly special for me, because I almost lost you to that accident in June. I tear up as I write this, just thinking about waking up alone and not coming home to your bright smile. I can’t imagine life without you in it.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned this year it’s that life is SO precious and too short. And I truly want to see the beauty in every single day. But mostly, I want to appreciate every single hug and kiss you give me.
I remember the emotions running through me as I sat in the ICU waiting room on June 25th, waiting for news — any news — about how you were doing. All I wanted in that moment was for you to hold me once more. And all I could think about was how I couldn’t face life without at least one more hug for you.
I had taken those hugs for granted.
I’ve always loved you, but I think this year our love has only grown stronger. It was purified by fire, and I know that — with God’s help — we can get through anything together.
Thank you for your love, your faithfulness, your caring heart, and your laughter. For reminding me to not sweat the small stuff and for making me laugh when I’d probably otherwise be pulling out my hair. 😉 Life has been such an adventure and even though we don’t always have all the answers, we always have each other.
I know that we’re not perfect, but we’re perfect together. And being your wife has made me the happiest girl ever.
I love you so much… forever and ever,