Marriage is not an event or just a ceremony. It is a journey that I have been blessed to walk hand in hand with by your side. This past 3 years has been a journey that brings so much hope for all that is to come. I know and trust that we have not even begun the best part of our lives yet together. Love has always been a bit of a puzzle when I tried to understand it over the years growing up because I found that most times it carried conditions and rules that I always failed to win at. That all went right out the window when we became friends and eventually best friends. You were always a no matter what, all in kind of love that puzzled me in a new way that opened my heart up like a flower to trust and grow with you. Your love for me is healing, hopeful and definitely bigger than us. When I walked into this friendship, I never knew that someone would be so willing to help me carry the heavier parts of me and even better, help me walk into forgiveness and put those burdens down. When I shared my stories with you…even for the ones you did not quite understand…you loved and lifted by just being there to support me and eventually showing me that those stories might not always have looked like blessings but they made me into the strong young woman I am today.
You are light in all the ways God wants us to be and I am glad you hold me secure by your side by praying, inspiring and being a man of great strength. Thank you for being a voice of reason, a builder, a believer and safe space for me as I grow. I use to read stores and watch people love on-screen but I never allowed myself to dream that I would be one of the blessed creations who would have God’s supernatural love manifested in a person made just for me. We are not perfect but you love me perfectly and without conditions.
Happy Anniversary my love.
In this world of distractions; I hope to stand by your side for ages, hand in hand, as we look towards the future and seek God’s heart forever.