Monday Musings: A Letter to my Husband – an Anniversary Note
To my beloved,
It is well known that love is patient, and love is kind – but we can attest to patience on an entirely different scale. Spending 6 years of marriage spanning states, oceans, and countries apart have tested us to the brink of tears, smiles, and sometimes to the point of breaking completely.
Love is kind but you are kinder. You have seen me in moments beyond what I would call my worst and yet you love me past my own capabilities of comprehension. You have picked me up after every tumble and patched every scrape.
People often tell me I talk about you with such high regard – and I do because it’s true. I’ve yet to meet another man so selfless and so steadfast. Despite the incredible changes I have experienced in the last 6 years, here you are and here you stay.
I used to always consider the “fight” for someone to be the most intriguing..but the more I ponder relationships and marriages, the more I admire the beauty of working to keep someone. Even on the most stubborn of days – you persist in loving me without hesitation. You accept my flaws, all the obvious and the hidden, and strive to grow together instead of apart.
Often times I wonder how we’ve survived the past 6 years with the multitude of challenges constantly hurdled in our paths, and then I smile because I know without a doubt the future shines brighter than ever before. There is such strength in overcoming struggle – knowing it has fortified our relationship instead of destroying it.
At last we find ourselves in the same state and shaping a future that involves one roof – and I simply can’t wait. Normally I’m wishing for time to pause or slow – but in this instance I keep wanting to fast forward to this next year and all of the wonderful surprises ahead.
For the man that you are, the father that you will be, the husband you continue to be – thank you.
ily – Past the moon and the stars.
September 11, 2017 @ 12:46 pm
lovely post, I’m sharing it right away for more ppl to read 🙂
September 11, 2017 @ 12:52 pm
Aw this gave me goosebumps! Happy Anniversary!
September 11, 2017 @ 1:07 pm
Beautiful written. You can feel the love in every word from beginning to end
September 11, 2017 @ 2:32 pm
Oh goodness, I LOVE this post! I had a smile the entire time while reading. Happy anniversary, lovely!! xo
September 11, 2017 @ 3:07 pm
Happy Anniversary! What a lovely memory for years to come! Marriage isn’t easy but it’s a blessing when you marry the right one.
September 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
So touching and sweet! Happy Anniversary!
September 11, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
Such a sweet and loving post Tara! Happy Anniversary to you guys!
September 11, 2017 @ 6:03 pm
What a lovely post to read! Thank you for sharing something so personal and deep. Congrats to making it to 6 years, you lovebirds!
September 11, 2017 @ 6:28 pm
Aw how sweet. That picture of you two is amazing. Happy anni!
September 11, 2017 @ 11:29 pm
I love, love and you stated all of this so well. I can tell how much emotion you put behind each word. It’s awesome and great to read!
September 12, 2017 @ 3:32 am
Such beautiful words Tara. Congrats on your 6 year anniversary and on finally having one permanent roof to share. May there be many, many more
September 12, 2017 @ 7:27 am
Such a sweet note and beautiful picture. Happy anniversary – I wish you all the best!
September 12, 2017 @ 12:57 pm
Happy Anniversary! Just had our 20th. Marriage is not easy…but it IS worth it.
September 12, 2017 @ 2:08 pm
Congratulations amanda, that is incredible!!
September 12, 2017 @ 8:22 pm
Super sweet love note to your hubby. Happy Anniversary to you both!
September 13, 2017 @ 1:07 am
This is so sweet! Congrats on six years and for being for close to being under one roof!
September 13, 2017 @ 1:39 am
So sweet! I hope you have a lovely anniversary. Marriage is such a treasure when two people are willing to work at living life together.
Calleigh Keibler - TheForkBite
September 13, 2017 @ 7:28 am
Happy Anniversary to both of you. Another year to create precious memories together, to discover new things to enjoy about each other. Another year to strengthen a marriage that defines forever.
September 13, 2017 @ 8:59 am
This was truly heart warming to read! You sound like a beautiful couple, I wish you many more happy years together, congratulations!
September 13, 2017 @ 10:33 am
I almost teared up reading this. Congratulations to six lovely years with your husband. From your post, I can feel the love emitting from the screen.
September 13, 2017 @ 11:32 am
Happy Anniversary! The first 7 years are the hardest and it’s a blessing you got through it!
September 13, 2017 @ 3:19 pm
This is one of the sweetest! Thank you for sharing such a personal moment with us. Happy anniversary <3
September 13, 2017 @ 5:51 pm
This is one of the most beautiful note I have read. You are both lucky to have each other and look perfect together! Happy Anniversary <3
September 13, 2017 @ 9:52 pm
You are fortunate and it’s great that you recognize it. It takes two hands to clap- we all should remember to look within and fix ourselves first.
September 13, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
[CUE TEARS HERE] I think this is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever read! What did he say when you read this to him?
September 14, 2017 @ 12:29 am
Love reading your lovely and sweet story! You are a blessing to each other!
Pammy – joyfulsource.com
September 14, 2017 @ 11:33 am
Happy Anniversary! This is such a good way to show appreciation and you are both happy to have found each other.
September 14, 2017 @ 3:51 pm
Aw! Such a lovely anniversary note and a beautiful story! Bless both of you!
September 17, 2017 @ 9:52 am
An appreciation letter. I love it and I hope your hubby does. It’s difficult when life goes through daily toll for us to constantly stay in love, but once in a while, the little pampering… I hope they enjoyed it!
September 18, 2017 @ 11:26 pm
Babe, I am speechless. What you wrote is beautiful and I loved it. I am not nearly the wordsmith that you are…and I have trouble expressing myself the way you so effortlessly can. Things have been difficult for us as every marriage has it’s obstacles but I’m here for the long haul and I love you with all of my heart PTMATS.
September 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Happy Anniversary!! Your written is so beautiful and lovely. I really like it. , I wish you have many more happy years together
Dr. K. Lee Banks
October 27, 2017 @ 10:28 am
(Belated) Happy Anniversary and what a blessing to have a relationship like this, full of mutual love, respect, and admiration. Beautifully written! I am also blessed to have this kind of marriage – now – on the third try! My hubby and I have been together for almost 15 years, married for almost 12. Keeping the lines of communication open and supporting one another through the ups and downs are so important!