Well, here we are! It’s hard to fathom that we’ve reached our 23rd year. It’s been an amazing ride!
From the beginning, I knew I could rely on him. For the first time, I didn’t have to face my struggles alone. When he vowed in becoming my soul-mate, he stood up to the plate in becoming a loving daddy to my four children. Although the roads have been bumpy, the ride has been exhilarating.
The route may not always be smooth, but the pathway is attainable because of his steadfastness. With every twist and turn, I find strength while learning to lean on his shoulders. In his arms, there is shelter in the midst of the rainstorms and warmth from the frigid winds.
He may not be perfect, but he’s the perfect one for me …
Babe, thank you for choosing me. You believed in me before I believed in myself. I want to thank you, for all the years by my side. Your laughter is music to my ears. When I look at you, I see the love in your eyes still twinkling … for me.
You are my safe place. I am not afraid to be me when I am with you.
Thank you for your sincere compliments, and for making me laugh (yes, I still laugh at his jokes). Thank you for putting a spring in my step, even when I throw my back out on occasion. Thank you for caring deeply whenever I’m sad, discouraged, or unsure.
I still want to curl up with you, with your hairy legs wrapped around my legs. I enjoy your gentle hugs, warm embraces and sweet kisses — even the ones on my head.
I thank God for making us one, knowing that together we will weather the storms.
I pray that God will grant us many more years in making more memories. I appreciate you, admire you, and love you more today than I did yesterday.
May I have this dance for the rest of our lives?