Happy Anniversary, My Love.

The beginning of it all :)

You are a light.
You are a support, a confidant, an advocate.
I know, for a fact, 100%, that you are on my team.

Sometimes I think about us and it seems unreal.  A Fantasy.  A Fairy Tale.

But at the same time that seems silly to say because the best parts are the "normal" bits.  The every day things.  The extraordinary within the normalcy.

It's the feeling of comfort and contentment when we're sitting on the couch watching one of our shows; it's always remembering to text each other when our cars are 'friends' or 'kissing' in the parking lot; it's the fact that I'm grumpy every single morning because I hate getting up, but you call me 'sweetheart' anyway and tell me: "It's time to get up - the world wants to see your beautiful face!"

I am so grateful for you.

You are calm and steady when I am unsure or upset or overwhelmed.  You listen, smiling, when I get super excited about this, that, & the other thing and chatter on about it all for 45 minutes straight without taking so much as a break to breathe.  You make me dinner and read me books and get me medicine at three in the morning when I can't sleep.

You always bring me the blue blanket.

Late at night when we're trying to sleep but are unable to?  I don't think I've ever laughed harder.

And the fact that you make cupcakes with me and J?  And the fact that when I'm really really frustrated about God knows what, you walk over and, without saying a word, hug me tight until I can relax again?  And the fact that you encourage me to hang out with my friends or leave my job or seek support for a problem or whatever will be good for me, even if it isn't necessarily great for you?

And the fact...and the fact...and the fact...

I'm not exaggerating when I say I could go on all day.

It makes me laugh a bit now, because I know that when we first got together there were nerves - from both of us and, I know, from others because of the obvious differences between us.  I will probably never forget looking right in your eyes and saying, bluntly, "I don't know what's going on here.  I don't know if I can trust you."  (Sorry if that was harsh, babe, but a lady needs to be honest!)

But that's another thing that's so incredible about you - your patience and understanding.  You never hurried me or criticized me for wanting to make deliberate choices as far as you and I went.
And you still don't.

You are truly excellent and I am so extraordinarily blessed to have you in my life.

I love you so much, my handsome man.

Happy Second Anniversary - here's to many more to come! <3

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