You will probably never read this; I wanted to express my love for you in the best way I know how, through my writing. I believe that the world deserves to know the kind of man that I married!
It’s almost impossible to summarize and detail all of our love story and my immense devotion to you into a eloquent letter, but I’m go to try like heck to do it.
Thank you for finally choosing me. Even when I doubted your love for so long; and my feelings of being unlovable. Somehow you have cunningly tricked me into loving myself, while pouring your love on me.
I can say with confidence that the last 168 months have changed me for the better. I am proud lots of things I do, yet I’m most proud of being your wife and I love everything about it!
The previous 730 weeks you have been my safe place to fall. Even when you didn’t understand my need to fall. You fill me with more joy, passion and completeness than I could ever imagine. You have magnified my strengths and my weaknesses all at the same time. It’s confusing and overwhelming all at the same time. You have seen me at my worst, but helped me become my best.
You have loved me and stood by me these last 5,110 days, despite the significant changes I’ve gone through, and I will always respect you for that.
I know that my words don’t always align with my actions of the last 122,640 hours of our lives. I acknowledge that sometimes the language between us is confusing and complicated. It must be hard and it must be easy to question my love for you on most days. Forgive me for that.
I’ll never forget walking toward you 7.35+6 mins ago. I remember making my through the double doors of that chapel, with my Dad walking slowly by my side. I locked eyes with you, THE man, MY man! I could not believe we were actually doing this!! There were so many faces in the crowd but all I remember is yours.
So here we are, May 22, 2018; 14 years later! How in God’s name did we make it? We made it in HIS name! People often ask how we have done it, all we can say is lots of praying and a little loving.
Time doesn’t stop for anyone. If we have learned anything, it is that we are certainly not perfect, we mostly don’t agree on housework and have been known to have different visions on what being a parent really means. We know that we have to have patience with each other and all of our imperfections.
Life is crazy! Thank you for loving me and the way I snore. I’m so grateful for our health and how you constantly remind me to choose happiness no matter how dark the circumstances may be.
We are always finding ways to serve each other and we are aware that it’s not really a sacrifice if it doesn’t hurt.
I love how we always talk (and sometimes yell) it out.
I love you Thomas Jackson, beyond words really and even more than I did when I was 17 and didn’t think I could go a day without seeing your face. Thank you for being everything I wanted and more than I could ever imagine!