I started my life.
It truly feels this way.
I was so fortunate to be working in the CPA office the day that my now dh came in to get his taxes done....else we may never have met. I still remember looking up and seeing him walking from his truck into the office...his CAL scarf blowing in the wind.... just like it was yesterday. But alas, that was even before my life as your wife started!
During these years we have moved from one side of the country to the other; literally from Maryland to California. We then moved over the years, slowly up the West coast....any further north and we'll become Canadian...so I think we'll stay put here....since this year we celebrated living in this state for 10 years.
We now have two beautiful girls. We still have the same calico kitty that I found a few months after we met... I could not have dreamt of this life that we now have....I am truly blessed.
On this day, I cherish every day that goes by that I can call myself your wife. I don't think any words could ever express to you how much you have changed my life and how full my world became the day you stepped into it and we began our journey together. I believe I am a better person for having lived so much of my life with you; having you as my partner and best friend.
So...today I celebrate us, our life together, the tears and joys, the hardships and good times...
This poem by Anne Peterson sums up perfectly how I feel:
I'D MARRY YOU AGAIN
With tiny tears that glistened, my eyes were fixed on you
and thinking of the life we'd share, we softly said "I do."
Our hearts were knit together from the time that we first met,
and memories were gathered, that we never will forget.
While daily living life with you, you saw the real me,
and still you chose acceptance, a lifelong mystery.
With many happy days gone by, and others when we cried
Some days we'd share so endlessly,
while other days we'd hide.
With all the ups and downs we've had,
in learning to be friends,
I know that in this heart of mine, I'd marry you again.
I do - forever!