An Open Letter To My Wife

My wife and I are quickly approaching our 7th anniversary.

I refer to this as our "golden anniversary" since we were married on July 7th, 2007. For more on that story, check out "The Story of Us."

I consider it quite an accomplishment. We have successfully lived the married life for these years, and each year seems to yield more and more blessing.

For you that may not know, my wife and I are expecting our second child very soon. So yes, we'll probably be spending our anniversary getting 3 hours of sleep and roaming the house like zombies during the day.

Wouldn't have it any other way.

With the birth of a child on the horizon, and the busyness that typically comes with summer, I decided that now would be a good time to write something publicly about the wonderful woman that I call my wife. 

If I procrastinate much longer, this post will never happen.

Dear Wife:

You met me when I was an idiot, but you still liked me. I know you couldn't resist, but I still appreciate it. You were a friend to me like no other. Each time we talked, it was as if time accelerated. Hours seemed to pass in minutes. I could never hear your voice enough.

We tried so hard to be together, and each moment was cherished. Your face lit up my day, and your laugh made me feel like the funniest man on the planet (which I now know is slightly delusional). You were perfect...

For me.

Somehow I persuaded that perfect girl to marry me. More precisely, you agreed to be amazing so long as we both shall live.

Thanks for that.

You are the gift that keeps giving--because every new thing I learn about you, I love. It amazes me how you were created to complement every part of me, and vice versa. I don't care if it's cliche, but you complete me. Your absence makes me feel sad, empty, and alone (even if I'm not technically alone).

Sure, I can manage without you for a few hours here and there, but I don't want to!

I hear people say years of marriage can cause us to grow apart--to get tired of each other. 

I'm not tired of you. In fact, I enjoy you more now than when we were first married. We've learned so much about each other, about communicating, and about having fun with each other!

But let's be realistic. Life isn't all romance and roses. We've learned that, haven't we? We have learned our love holds true when things are difficult. We've discovered that our commitment isn't based on feelings, but rather on our mutual decisions to do what is best for one another.

We've learned to be married.

I look back to seven years ago and give myself a giant high five for making the best decision of my life--marrying you. 

The only thing that can be better than this are the years ahead. Let's go live them--together.



1 comment:

  1. I have no words for how touching that is, eyes watering (sniffle) Elizabeth is one lucky woman!