8 Years After Saying “I Do”…I Still Do 

“A great marriage is not when the PERFECT couple come together, it’s when an IMPERFECT couple learns to enjoy their differences” – Dave Meurer

Today we celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary and I just want to start this by saying it still feels brand new. My happiness in you hasnt decreased one bit, its heightened year after year and it’s an absolute honor to call myself your husband. 8 years ago I was a nervous wreck, it was cloudy out for our outside wedding, I was having thoughts of you getting cold feet and not showing up, so many nerve racking thoughts passed through my mind. But as I stood in the park, in that gazebo waiting the skies cleared up and then I saw the car pull up containing my beautiful forever. As I watched you walk towards me the only thing I could think was “why does this woman who can have any man she wants…want me?”  and “don’t mess this up, not this day for her or this life I am asking her to spend with me”. You were absolutely stunning in your dress, just show stopping and I couldn’t have been happier. Then the “I Do” came and we began this new journey and while there have been bumps in the road at times we always seem to get better with each situation faced. 

“A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short” – Andre Marois

8 years later I’m still happy and overjoyed to be with you, I still feel so lucky to have you. As a man I’m always going to do bone head stuff but through it all there you are, I may say things that make you scratch your head & think “damn I should smother him in his sleep” but through it all there you are. Marriage isn’t easy and has taken a lot of work by us both and I tend to think we have a very good one, not perfect but that’s not our goal anyway. We’ve been inspiration for others, perfect strangers even and that in itself is the craziest thing to me, that people view us as positive inspiration and have even been told seeing us keeps them from giving up totally on love so I guess we are doing something right. 8 years is a lot of time (12 if you add in the 4 before marriage) and a lot of times people tire of one another & become distant but we seem to keep growing closer and that’s amazing to me. I haven’t tired of hearing anything you have to say, I still love your laugh, love to hear your voice, watch you sleep (yeah creep life lol)….still love everything about you that made me fall in love with you. 

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” – Mignon McLaughlin 

So today, 8 years after we said “I Do” I have to thank you for not only all you do for me as your husband but for being my wife. Thank you for your patience and understanding while dealing with me and most importantly thank you for allowing me to be a man, not many can say that but I can. You step back when you see the need, you step forward if I’m not at my best and you stand right by my side when we have to face the world together….thank you baby, I love you and let’s keep re-writing the book on how to follow your own paths to love, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 🗝️ 

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams” – Dr. Seuss

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