Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Ten Year Anniversary

This is a picture of me and Doc 10 years, 4 kids, 3 jobs, and 2 houses ago. My, how life has changed a lot in those 10 years.

I checked my email this morning and found this... I don't think he will mind me sharing. I'm married to a very creative man (when he has or takes time to be).

My dear Wife,
I cannot believe it has already been 10 years! It is so amazing how I feel I have come to know you so well, yet I also feel like I have so much more to learn about you. I can't wait for tomorrow to see what it will bring for us, what joy, what happiness, what sorrow, what fear, what tragedy, what trial, what experience we will get to journey through together and grow closer as we travel down those paths. I thought I loved you so much when we got married ten years ago today, but I have learned that love grows, and my love for you has grown to more than what I could imagine or comprehend. You have become

my anchor in the rough waters
my sunrise in my day
my beacon in the dark night
my reason in my confusion
my clothing in my nakedness
my warmth in my cold
my joy in my sadness
my smile in my frown
my wind in my fog
my rest in my weariness
my fullness in my emptiness
my rock in my fear
my water in my thrist
my mortar in my home
my chocolate in my distress
my satiety in my hunger
my tree in my saraha
my lenses in my blurred vision
my step in my shortness
my pillow in my tiredness
my rose in my desert
my bouy in my drowning
my color in my monochrome
my ecstacy in my boredom
my hand when I have fallen
my conscience in my indescretion
my skeleton in my weakness
my jackpot in my lottery life
my glass half full
my guide in my indecision
my sober in my drunkennes (figuratively speaking, of course)
my drunk in my soberness (see above)
my yellow in my blue
my supermodel
my wings when I am grounded
my key for my lock
my curry for my chicken
my road for my travels
my "shotgun" in my ride
my fuel for my rocket
my charge for my TNT
my perfect gun for my caulk

Baby, you are more than what I ever expected. I would never have imagined 10 years ago today that I could love you more now than what I loved you then, but I have been wrong before, and I was wrong then. Each day I desire you, to be with you, to continue to learn you, to grow even more in love with you. What a blessing you are! You fullfill me. I look forward to every day, to being with you, to sharing with you, to becoming more in one with you, to loving you. Although we won't be spending this monumental day together in the "traditional" way, I want you to know that you are on my mind all day, and for that reason a smile will persist on my face, a giddiness will be in my voice, a flutter will be in my chest, a hop will be in my step, and a tingling will be on my skin as I recognize and keep center the love I have for you and celebrate our love, our years behind, and our years ahead.
I love you deeply, dearly, and as best I can.
Your husband.

How blessed am I???? We are spending our 10th anniversary driving all night to Indiana. Not the "traditional" celebration, for sure, but who needs traditional? I like US. Here's hoping you like YOU and that you are looking to see your blessings today! Have a great weekend!

(Click here to see more beautiful things!)


Unknown said...

That's so sweet! Happy anniversary!

Megan said...

That made me cry, ha! Happy Anniversary :) You should listen to Brad Paisley's new song 'Then' reminds me of you and Doc!

Becky K. said...

Happy Anniversary to you.

What a sweet post.

Christina Zimmerman said...

That is awesome! You are a very blessed woman...and he is a very lucky man. Hope you have an awesome day and the kids are nice to There are some days we just deserve that..hehe. P.S. Thanks for the birthday love. :D

DW said...

Miss Pretty...that song took my breath away!!! I think he could have secretly written it!! Thanks for sharing!! Anyone else that is interested use the link below to hear it!

Gina said...

How sweet-what a gift to recieve such amazing words of love and affirmation. You're blessed!

Proverbial Mom said...

How wonderful for both of you! Happy Anniversary & Congrats!

Pinky said...

WOW!!! WHAT a guy you married! My DH is SOMEWHAT romantic but if I got a note like this from him I might just keel over dead:):) We have been married for 41 years and it IS amazing how love grows, deepens, and enriches our lives! Congrats on your anniversary and MANY more!!! Pinky

Grammy said...

I am praising God that I have such a son (in-law) who loves my daughter and tells her so. Happy Anniversary to both of you - you bless me.

Pam Martin said...

Happy Anniversary. Thanks.

Madison Sanders said...

Fist of all, you looked absolutely beautiful on your wedding day!

What a heartfelt letter. Not all men take the time to express their true was lovely.

I agree. Definitely listen to "Then" by Paisley.