The love of my life. When we first met I never thought you would be the guy I ended up with. I never thought you were the guy that would bend over backwards to make me happy. This is the one time I am happy to admit I was wrong. A month after our fairy tale wedding you flew off to Afghanistan and you can’t imagine the emotions I was feeling. We spent every moment together while in college and then felt what it feels like to live apart while you were stationed 5 hours away. We may not have been able to spend our first Christmas or first Valentines together, but knowing I will be able to spend the rest of my life with you makes it better. Knowing that every Christmas or Valentines we may not be together, but the little in-between moments mean the most. It’s the times when you make me laugh even though you know I don’t want to. It’s the times when you call just to say I love you. It’s the trips to the park with our puppy Marley. It’s all the in-between that makes me happy. I know there isn’t one thing that you wouldn’t do for me. I am beyond blessed and I can’t believe I deserve a person like you.
Whenever I have my “bright” ideas, and I say bright lightly, you are always there to support me. Even when I decided I wanted to turn my photography into a business, you may rolled your eyes once or twice :), but you never ceased to support me. You push me to be better in whatever I do and for that I want to say thank you. You believe in me when no one else does. You always give me a shoulder to cry on and lend an ear to listen when I need it. You are my rock and I love you more than you could ever imagine. You always know how to make me feel better.
I know this deployment may be long, but I truly believe it will only make us stronger. We have finally reached the halfway mark and it’s a downward slope from here. Warm weather will be here soon and the time will pass quickly. I cannot wait to begin our life together and live under the same roof. lol We may not be able to spend our first year anniversary together, but I know ever year after we will be together. I truly believe that love is forever growing and I can only imagine what our life will be like. On our wedding day, I thought I couldn’t love you anymore than I did but as every day passes our love continues to grow beyond measure. I love you more than you know. My husband. My love. My heart.
Our life is only beginning and I cannot wait to see what’s in store. I love you to the moon and back.
Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.
p.s. our first picture together. March 18, 2006
p.s.s. taken with a snapshot cameranot a professional camera