My dearest husband,
As I lay here in our bed, wide awake, I can't help but look over at your sleeping body and fall more in love with you every breath you take.
I know you aren't very good at remembering dates, especially since I have so many important ones for you to remember. So, I am writing this for you to remind you of one of the happiest days of my life.... The day you asked me to be your wife.
It was August 18, 2012. We had been dating for 7 months, and you said you had a special day planned for us. We took my brothers and your sister to the zoo with us, then we stopped by the Salt Lake temple. I remember you asking if we could take a picture in front of the temple, and I was taken aback. You hate getting your picture taken.
For the past couple of weeks, before that day, you had been writing me the sweetest letters about how much you love me and how much I mean to you. You had been hinting for weeks that you wanted to marry me, but boy was I surprised when you got down on your knee!
That moment really was a dream come true.
Now, here we are, almost two years of marriage under our belts, nearing our two year anniversary of that wonderful engagement day. Oh, how I have loved every single moment of being yours.
As I lay here next to you, I can't help but wonder what my life would have been like if I had met you sooner. I wish I could get back every moment I spent with some other guy who was bound to break my heart and give those days to you. But, I know that all the heartache was meant to prepare me for real love, and that I had to learn through failed relationships what it really takes to make a marriage work.
You amaze me. Do you know that?
Call me crazy, but the day I met you (almost three years ago now. Holy cow) I knew I was going to marry you. You probably didn't feel that way about me right when we met, and that's okay. You feel it now.
You have amazed me since day one. Never have I met someone so kind, generous, friendly, outgoing, and loving.
I remember watching you ask the girls who stood alone against the wall at stake dances to dance with you, because you knew they hadn't been asked yet. I remember you reaching out to the boy in our ward who had no friends, and you even loaned him your Nintendo 64 game. I remember praying to the Lord after a very difficult day and begging Him to send me a friend.... The next day I met you.
Since that day, I have been the most blessed woman in the world.
My love, you never cease to amaze me. You immediately became my best friend, and I quickly fell in love with you. How could I not? You are everything I have ever wanted, all I ever needed, and much more. I am completely smitten by you.
Words cannot perfectly describe my love for you. I only hope you can feel it. I don't know what I would do without you! You are my anchor, my protector, my Prince Charming. You are my best friend amd my most favorite person in the world. How in the world did I get so lucky?
As we approach the two year anniversary of our engagement my heart is full of gratitude. All I can think to say is thank you.
Thank you for all the bouquets of flowers when I have had a rough day. Thank you for the tight hugs, the long kisses, and the gentle touches just to let me know you're thinking of me. Thank you for the times I've come home from work to a clean house and all the laundry done. Thank you for all the times you've brought me a diet coke or my chapstick to work. Thank you for all those beautiful priesthood blessings, and for being willing to wake up at 3:00 AM to give them to me. Thank you for meeting me at the gym after work, despite how exhausted you are, because you know I don't like to exercise alone. Thank you for the times you've made me tea or hot chocolate when I have had a cold, or just craving it. Thank you for all the laughter, jokes, and teasing. Thank you for telling me I am sexy even when I feel like a chubby blob, and for helping me see how beautiful I really am. Thank you for making me feel like the most important person in the room when we're with a group. Thank you for the romance. Thank you for always holding my hand whenever we're in public, and even when we're just watching TV at home. Thank you for always rushing over to me when you get home from work and planting a giant kiss on my lips. Thank you for helping me finish the Book of Mormon for the first time this year. Thank you for making our temple trips a priority. Thank you for wiping my tears away. Thank you for giving me the best advice in every situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The list goes on and on.... but most importantly, thank you for choosing me to be your wife.
I love you, to infinity and beyond. I cannot wait to see how my life with you unfolds, and look forward to sharing many more crazy adventures with you.
Here's to us, baby.