Ten years ago today we met for the first time and my world instantly transformed. You are my soul mate in ways I never could have understood before I met you.
Like most little girls I dreamed of Prince Charming and as I grew up I started to build a list in my head about those qualities Prince Charming, aka Mr. Right, would need to have. The list grew as I aged and Mr. Right failed to make an appearance.
Then one day, I met this great guy online but he didn’t meet a lot of the list requirements. But he was funny and made me laugh on the phone, I agreed to a meeting in person. That single decision changed the course of my life and made me so much stronger as an individual. That amazing, funny man was you my love.
Turns out that the list I had spent so any years compiling about what qualities the perfect man for me had to have was utter crap. I had met someone who quickly made my life so much better I couldn’t imagine a single day without him. And when he asked me to become his wife, I “settled” for him and have never once regretted that decision.
You make me laugh, you infuriate me, you challenge me, you can finish my sentences, and you are my best friend. You can be so incredibly, amazingly irritating and so incredibly, amazingly loving that you are something new to discover and cherish every day.
Today changed my life and granted me the best gift God and the universe have, a best friend who loves you unconditionally. You look at me and see a beautiful woman. You say you’re smarter than me but truth is we are equally matched, but we each are smarter than the other in certain areas. You make me laugh every day. You are the only person I want to grow old with.
I thank God every day for giving me the brains to settle for you and to be happy and content in our life together. May there be many more decades of laughter and love ahead.