A Letter to My Husband
Dearest husband of mine,
This isn't the first time I've written to you and it won't be the last. Sometimes, when I have too much time to think, or when I'm surprised by an emotion, it's the best way to express myself.
I hope you know how deeply and truly thankful I am to have you in my life. I am so blessed that you have a good attitude and always strive to improve yourself and our life together. Complacency is so easy but you never take the easy route through anything. No effort goes unnoticed and every single task you take off my plate, no matter how small, makes a massive difference to me.
Yesterday was my 26th birthday. I had collected decorations and planned playlists. I had sent invites and picked menu items. I didn't even ask you to, but you went and bought groceries for me. You had planned ahead and thought about the ingredients for every dish I wanted. You considered vegetarians. You didn't even tell me you were going to the store. I was overwhelmed with emotion and am teary-eyed just writing about it. That was a really thoughtful thing you did for me and it was completely unexpected. Thank you.
My party started and so did the rain. Your smile didn't fade for a moment. You jumped in the pool as if it didn't matter and it kept me grounded when anxiety could have shook me. The clouds parted and the sun returned, just like you said it would. When you left for awhile, I am so embarrassed to admit that I thought you might have forgotten to get a cake. I know you had told me not to worry about it, but I was unsure. I feel so guilty for not having faith because you showed up with the most beautiful and thoughtful birthday cake. It was on-theme, decorated in my favorite color, and especially moist and delicious. I loved it and I love you. You're the best and you made me feel so special.
We're a unique pair. I don't know how we found each other in this world. We're from different backgrounds with different interests and abilities. Our stories couldn't be more different, but from the day we met, there were no alternatives to being yours. With you, I've learned to be a wife and a partner. I've learned to be water when you are on fire. I've learned to be patient. I've learned to be humble. I've learned to be forgiving. I've learned to be gracious.
"I've never met anyone that was so much of an extension of myself." I said it for the first time having just met you three days before. I said it every time anyone asked me if we were getting married "too soon" or if we'd moved "too quickly" in our relationship. It's as true today as it ever was.
Neither one of us is perfect. Our marriage has compromise and occasional friction, just like any other. Sometimes we still don't understand each other or communicate well, but we get a little better at it every day. I am so grateful that both of us make the decision to be together. At the end of every fight, we find peace because we're choosing each other over ourselves. It's hard work to be married and it is worth every ounce of effort.
There's no one that could be a more fitting husband to me. You're my best friend and our life together is incredible. You are totally awesome and I love being your wife.
I love you in your entirety,