Seven years ago, today, I went on my first date with a fine young gentleman. We had only just met but a feeling inside of me told me this was something special.
On our way to meet our friends for dinner and a show, I had a vision. I could see the future, as if it were playing out right in front of me. We were married, with a family, enjoying a partnership, a union.
Three years ago, today, my vision materialized, and I married that fine young gentleman. We embarked on a new journey together for the rest of our lives. Two becoming one.
And now, as we celebrate our first anniversary as a family, with our daughter, I am blown away by how far we have come.
To be honest, it can be hard to notice progress in the midst of our daily lives. But when you take a moment to step back and reflect, you appreciate the hard work that has gotten you here.
On our wedding day, I promised my husband a priceless love. Not a discount love, not a 2 for 1 love, not a bought it on sale love. But an all I have love, a bankrupt love…every last drop love.
And so today, three years later, I re-pledge my love to him. My love for him as my husband, my love for him as a father, my love for him as a man.
Freddie, in the last seven years together, you have taught me so much. You have opened my eyes to new sights, my ears to new sounds. I am grateful for your friendship, your partnership and your love.
Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for being honest with me. Thank you for being real.
This has been one heck of a journey. And it ain’t over yet. Three years down, a lifetime to go.
Happy Valentines Day! Happy Anniversary!
I love you.