Monday, March 23, 2015

an open letter to my fiancé on our anniversary

Dear Chris,

Five years.

A lot can happen in five years, like job changes, careers, fights, breakups, makeups and more. We've been through all that and then some. All of it together.

And although we may have not been the other's first and only, I feel so lucky to have met you at all, let alone being able to celebrate five years together today. 

We met when we were just teenagers working at a movie theater. Back then I never would have imagined that we would end up planning our wedding together. But since then we've rode through so many highs and lows side-by-side that it only makes sense. We're meant to be together. The fact that we made it through it all, even a rough breakup somewhere in the middle, shows our commitment to each other. I really believe that.

Together we finished high school and college, found our way in and out of jobs and into careers. We've created bonds to each other's family and have pretty much created our own, thanks to our little fur babies. I'm so ridiculously happy with you.

Five years may seem like a long time, but I look forward to ten. Twenty. Fifty. Fifty years! I'm so excited for more triumphs. I'm even excited for the challenges. I know the challenges make us stronger in the end, and there's no one I'd rather tackle them with. Whether it's the little things, like your snores waking me up, or the big, scary things we haven't faced yet, I know we can get through it all together.

You've taught me a lot about myself and have made me a better person for it. Growing up with you around is nice; maybe someday you'll remember things about me I never would have. I'm glad we'll have all that to share. I think it'll be a good story for our future children, too.

I know I've said it before, but I really hope we continue to grow and develop a relationship like that of my role models, my parents. I think we're getting there. We share a lot of qualities with their relationship, like total comfort around each other and the fierce desire to always stand by that person and offer him or her support in whatever they do. I want to pass those qualities on to our family, too.

I just wanted you to know how much I love you and how excited I am for the rest of our lives. Every day is a little sweeter and every challenge is a little bit easier with you by my side. Thank you for everything you do and everything you are.

Happy anniversary, my love.
3-23-10

2 comments:

  1. I. Love. You. The simplest bust most true response that I can come up with. To think that it had already been 5 years is crazy and makes me want to make even more of the time we have left together. I am very blessed to have you as part of my life and to think that you said YES! Being able the spend the rest of my life with you makes e incredibly happy, I mean just think about 50 years from now... sitting on our wrap around porch reminiscing about the memories we are making together today. That though makes me giddy and thoughtful. What else is the world going to have in store for us? I love you very much.

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  2. I can only hope for a love like this someday! Congrats you two! :-)

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