To My Husband on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day has always been a day I’ve looked forward to. You can say that I “love” it. Not in a “I depend on it” kind of way. It’s just a nice little happy in a “holiday” drought. I know, I know. I’m THAT person. But, I can’t help it. I look forward to the day even though I got burned in fifth grade when I gave this boy a valentine and he never talked to me again. Ever the optimist.
I’ve always believed in love. And I guess you can say, I’ve been pretty lucky in life to always be surrounded by those that love me. I’ve also been pretty smart when it came to cutting those out of my life that didn’t show me love I deserved.
So this post goes out to my husband on our first married Valentines Day. (Y’all he is currently unloading the dishwasher while I watch Jane the Virgin. Swoon.)
Thank you for loving me. For better and for worse. For richer and for poorer. All of which I feel like we’ve experienced in the first few months of marriage. Is this normal? Who knows. Would I have it any other way? Not a chance. Love is not for the weak and marriage takes work, day in and day out. I’m learning that. We are learning that. Thank you for being patient enough to learn with me. Thank you for being strong when I can’t be and for encouraging me to always be my best and to never give up. I look up to you in more ways that you’ll ever know. Thank you for always believing in me.
Thank you for agreeing to do life with me and for always working hard to provide for our little family. You never complain, you never waver in your steadfastness. As silly as it sounds, your determination is actually what I fell in love with all those years ago. That and your amazing athletic ability.
When you first told me you loved me after two solid years of dating, I thought I’d won the lottery. Partly because you’d waited so long to say it and partly because I knew. But now, my life feels complete and like I’ve won three hundred lotteries. I have everything I need.
So, now as we celebrate our first married Valentines Day, my heart is so full. I know I can be difficult 99.99% of the time, but it means the world to me that you put up with my antics and laugh at my jokes.
Happy Valentines Day to my forever valentine. I love you more than a million blog posts could tell.