Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Mike-

Marriage. I won't lie, it's not easy. Our first year was a hard one. Shortly after we said "I do", we lost your dad. We had been married for 41 days when he left us. I wasn't as supportive as I should have been looking back, and I want to apologize for that; I was more focused on our new marriage than on the loss of someone so important. I miss your dad and his silly jokes, and I really miss giving him a hard time about the A's!

Our first year also brought us many failed attempts at starting our own family. As much as it hurt to get BFN after BFN, it brought us so much closer than before. I wasn't sure I ever wanted kids but, after connecting with you, I knew they would be apart of our future. I will never forget your "proposal". We were lying in bed one night and you whispered "I want you to be the mother of my children." From that moment on... our story began.

In our second year we experienced 12 negative pregnancy test, spent thousands of dollars were trying to expand our family, we said good-bye to Jobe, and hello to Hans and then good-bye to him as well. We traveled to California, we spent time camping, we even added to our family again with Zeke. While we still don't have our child, we do have one another and two dogs that love us to pieces and that we love to death.

We are not that couple who has it all; we live within our means, we prefer quite nights at home instead of out on the town. We ARE that couple who is honest all the time, we are the couple that laughs at stupid jokes, we are the couple that expresses our love through actions and compassion.
We are the couple that makes the best out of bad situations, we are the couple that can find comfort and peace in the quite, "boring", moments at home, we are the couple that makes memories in every day moments instead of waiting for moments to happen and we are the couple that loves unconditionally; no matter what we face.

While we may lack "romance"; we don't lack honesty or trust. Without a doubt I can say that in the four years we have been together, and the two years we have been married; there has never been a single moment where I have doubted you or your loyalty. You, Mike, are an honest, loyal, loving, committed man and you are my husband,And for that I am forever grateful and undoubtedly blessed.

Let's face it- marriage is hard. It takes work. We don't have the "perfect" life but it's perfect for us because we have found the perfect love.

2 years, 730 days, 24 months, 104 weeks, 17,531 hours later... and still so much in love. 

Happy two year anniversary!

 
^ this reminds me of Mike (remix)


^ this was the song I walked down the aisle to

*I promise to expand on this later... I ran out of time!*

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture! You guys sound like us! Love those quiet nights at home! Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Happy Anniversary Teresa and Mike!!!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful letter :)

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  4. Marriage is hard and I agree, the first year is so hard but in the end so worth it!

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  5. Wishing you a very Happy 2nd Anniversary!

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  6. So sweet! Happy love day, you two!!

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  7. Awww I love this! Happy anniversary!

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  8. What an awesome letter. Happy anniversary!

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  9. Aw congratulations and happy anniversary!

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  10. Happy anniversary! This is a very sweet letter. Did he cry when he read it???

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  11. That was beautiful! Oh, wait that's probably why you were at the coast this weekend lol, anniversary trip!

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  12. What a beautiful anniversary write up!

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