Some said we would never make it. Others said it was a mistake. Many said we were too young.
There was so much they couldn’t see and didn’t know.
How could they know that you were the one God sent to save me from the path of destruction I was running down. Or how could they know that the night almost 22-years ago when we stood talking outside after a date was the night I knew I was going to marry you. They could not possibly know how tightly our hearts had become entwined after four years of dating. Maybe it was hard for them to understand that a 20-year-old and 19-year-old could truly be soul mates.
They didn’t know, couldn’t know the depth of our love, but we did.
On this our 18th anniversary I want you, the love of my life to know, that you still are my soul mate. Twenty-two years of being together hasn’t loosened the attachment of our hearts. It has only strengthened our bond, welding it tightly, one heart to another. Strengthening us in love and understanding. Cementing in our minds that we belong together for life.
Hand in hand and heart to heart I look forward to another year with you. Living this life God has given us. A life full of love, laughter, stubborness, discussions, understanding, making up, cuddles, kisses, friendship and family. You hold my heart in your hands and I thank you for your sincere love. I thank you for picking me up when I am down. For making me laugh when I want to cry. You are my strength and my security. There is nothing better in this world than to feel your arms wrapped around me, enclosing me in safety and love.
I love you with all that is within me. You are my ray of light on a dark day. A gift from our Heavenly Father above. The discouragers from long ago didn’t harm us, they only fueled our desire to make it work. Our foundation was strong. A love that was willing to fight, to strive, to grow into a lifetime of beauty. This relationship will endure because we both love the Lord and because we knew from the very first spark we would never give up. Together we will continue this journey, building, shaping, molding our lives into a shining testimony of love.
So, to you my sweet man, on this week of our anniversary, I give you everything that is within me. You hold my heart. May it shower you with love, respect, and comfort you when you feel weary.
I LOVE YOU!
(All photos except the 1st courtesy of Megan)
***I’m over AT THE WELL today. My latest article is about the gift of a husband. Head on over there and then come back here and share the letter you write for your husband. I am putting up a Mister Linky. I would love to see lots of participants in this. Let’s lift up our husbands and show them how much they mean to us.