Wednesday, June 5, 2013

the leather anniversary

My sweet, incredible, life partner,

This year has been a tough one. I'm not sure which was harder--our first year of marriage or this one. They were both difficult in their unique ways, but this year almost broke us. You kept us rooted, together. You encouraged and loved me in ways that, at times, I made sure you needed to dig deep inside in order to do. When my days were dark and I wasn't sure which way was up you were there, always.

This was the year we became parents. It has been the most magical and challenging adventure we've ever faced. I can think of no other person I would rather take this journey with. You are everything I dreamed of (and so much more) in a dad for our son and one of the greatest joys I have is seeing him smile when you walk in the room. You have so many things to teach him and I look forward to watching you two nurture your relationship and become best buddies as he grows.

I know we will face countless other trials as we continue our lives together. I know that I can depend on you to always fight for us. I know that you love me always, without faltering, even though I tend to try and make myself unloveable to you. Our life is imperfect, sloppy and rough around the edges, but it is ours, and I wouldn't trade it for all the chocolate peanut butter ice cream in the world.

Here's to a thousand more, every messy second.



  1. Happy anniversary!! (I want more wedding pictures.)

  2. Happy, happy anniversary! Beautiful post!