4 years ago, we said “I do.” For better. For worse.
This has been a year of “for better’s.”
Just look at what we’ve done…
together we made this miracle.
She changed the world. Our world, at least.
I have long loved you as my husband… but it has been one of the greatest joys of my life getting to fall in love with you as her father.
Simon, every time you rock our daughter to sleep singing tunes from “Tommy” in your whispered hush
or redo all the snaps on her pj’s after realizing you missed one right in the middle
or cuddle Hazel close as you tell her wonderful stories in that sort-of-weird Cajun accent
I fall for you harder.
As our family grew by one, we have grown as well.
Everyday we have the opportunity (responsibility?) to work together to make sure this little person becomes good person
to care for our relationship so that the foundation for our family remains solid
and to pull on the same end of the rope.
I know that we will face our share of “for worse,” but I promise to hold onto memories of this year…of our happiness right now…to draw on when things get hard.
And I promise to go on choosing you. And you can go on choosing me.
I love you, sir, with all of my heart. Happy Anniversary.