An open letter to my husband…8 years later

Babe,

It’s been 8 years.

8 years since we walked down that aisle and said “I do” in front of our friends and family.

But yet somehow, those vows don’t even seem to fit us anymore. Even the vows I ‘revised’ last year aren’t quite ‘right’ for how I feel about you, about us, today.

I sit here trying to come up with the words to adequately describe just how deep my love runs for you. How fiercely loyal I am to you. How totally and utterly committed to you, to us, I am today.

And you know what? Words simply cannot do it justice. This. Us. Our love. Our relationship. Our bond. Our partnership. We are, quite simply, the best damn team around. No matter what, big or small, we tackle life together. Hand-in-hand always. And that just makes my heart soar with pride and joy every single time I think about it.

Know what else? I don’t feel vain at all when I say this — but anytime a friend or family member mentions how great our relationship is — I nod and agree and smile big, big, big. I fully accept that compliment every single time. Because it’s not vain to say “thank you” when someone speaks the truth like that. And not just any truth — but a truth that you and I have worked our asses off over the years.

This relationship? This bond? This love? It takes work. A LOT of work.
…it’s the best job I’ve ever had. It’s a job I’m honored to work harder for every single day.

I love you, babe. So, so, so much. Everything about you. From the shine in your eyes the second your eyes meet mine after a long day at work. To the way your t-shirts smell when I take them out of the dryer. They smell like you. Like comfort. Like love.

8 years. 8 years of devotion. To you. To us. To a love that sets my insides on fire.
You are the best thing that ever happened to me. Hand-in-hand, always.

Love,
Me ❀

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41 thoughts on “An open letter to my husband…8 years later

  1. Happy anniversary beautiful! I just love hearing about all your love! Such a beautiful relationship as yours is not as common as it should be…you’re one of the lucky ones!

  2. your seriously got me tearing this morning. Happy Anniversary! You two made it work in a world where its easier to give up.

  3. aww! love you guys! I was thinking back to 8 years ago, and your love then has nothing on your love now. Amazing. Happy anniversary, 8 years strong and many many more πŸ™‚ XOXO

    • Right? I feel like our love was so immature compared to where it is now…which I suppose is only natural but still. I am in LOVE with him more than ever and it is just the best feeling. πŸ™‚

  4. I have tears in my eyes! this is so beautiful and honest. I love every word. I’ve been thinking so much lately about my love for Billy – and how it grows every single day! something I didn’t know was even possible. we are blessed with amazing husbands!

    • I am really proud of the relationship we have, the trust we have, the true partnership we have…but ultimately the love we share is just the best. ❀ Ever so grateful for him.

  5. (I’m catching up on posts. It’s quiet in the house.) I love this. I love that you have no problem, whatsoever, putting into words just how hard marriage is…and that with love, patience, kindness, loyalty, and determination you can keep it together. I love that you have no problem stating just how proud you are of what you and Scott have. You’re damn right it’s not vain. It’s truth. It’s 150% okay to accept that compliment. I don’t know you two IRL as a couple…but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see, through your posts, just how amazing you two are for each other.

    • I read this aloud to Scott while we were at the park picnic-ing away on Saturday. It made him smile. And it made ME smile even bigger. You are so awesome with your words — always knowing just what to say, just HOW to say things to make me feel so loved by you. I DIG you girl, you’re the best!! Thank you for such kind and loving words about our relationship — I am so proud of what we’ve built and I’m glad that you don’t mind that I shout it from the rooftops pretty often around here πŸ˜‰ xo!

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  7. I love you guys. This is beautiful – I have goosebumps and tears. I hope to have the relationship you guys have down the road, you’re a perfect example of what a marriage should be.

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