TEN Years (Take 2)


Let me just preface this post with this – yes, it’s a repeat. After a little over a week of blog issues, hosting mix-ups and me just being too busy to deal with it all, my blog is finally back up – but not without the sacrifice of the post dedicated to my hubby. That post didn’t make the backup cutoff and it was inadvertently deleted. Completely aware that NOTHING goes smoothly for me and anticipating issues, I made a copy of the post – and so, without further ado. Here it is. Again :)

(as posted on September 6, 2012):

I was 17 when we met. We went on one date and I told you I just wanted to be friends. We became best friends, and then I fell in love. We dated for four and a half years and on September 6, 2002 I married you.

To the man who has put up with me since the day we met August 15, 1997 (a moment I will never forget):


Thank-you for helping me with laundry, dishes and picking up toys.

Thank-you for putting up with my emotional breakdowns when clearly you think I’m overreacting.

Thank-you for always working so hard to try to give me things I never had.

Thank-you for listening to me when I know you’d rather be doing anything else.

Thank-you for keeping me safe.

Thank-you for holding me close.

Thank-you for always asking my opinion.

Thank-you for making the coffee.

Thank-you for always being proud of me and pushing me to do more.

Thank-you for giving me the confidence to do more.

Thank-you for always trying to surprise me with gifts.

Thank-you for letting me drive on occasion.

Thank-you for being my best friend.

But most of all thank-you for being the very best daddy in the world to best gifts I have ever received, our sons. You are an example to them that I never had and everyday I am thankful that God gave me you.

We have been through so much and have had to fight through so many things most people will never have to deal with. And while it doesn’t always seem fair, I believe we are stronger for it and I can’t imagine going through any of it without you.

I can’t believe how fast 10 years flew by, and cherish every moment we have together.

Happy Anniversary, my love.

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