Twenty years ago today a pair of kids (20 years each) spoke some simple vows in front of 200 of their closest friends and family.
The words and the sentiment were meaningful, but the depth of their meaning was unfathomable at the time. I knew that I loved Matt and that he loved me. But how can you know at 20 (or any age for that matter) what it will be like to wake up every day and CHOOSE to love someone else? The days haven’t all been easy (real estate crash, anyone?) and we have hurt the other more than we’d like to admit but I’m honored to do life with you, Matt.
Thanks for loving me when my waist is wider and our checking account is leaner, for loving me when I don’t feel lovable myself.
Thanks for being the best Daddy to our girls, for being involved in their lives and openly affectionate with them. For believing and encouraging them that they are not less than because they are female.
Thanks for your belief and support of my business. I’m a much better businesswoman because of you.
Thanks for not being threatened by my independence, and for being there when I am irrationally dependent.
Thanks for being a Godly man, for loving all people and seeing the best in them.
Thanks for going to beachy places with me when you’d rather go to the mountains. I’m excited to continue traveling the world with you.
Happy, happy 20th anniversary, my love! I can’t wait to see what the next 20 bring, and the 20 after that, and after that.
“If it’s the beaches
If it’s the beaches’ sands you want
Then you will have them
If it’s the mountains’ bending rivers
Then you will have them…”