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Almost 9 years ago I was introduced to this guy. Man was I in for it. I had NO clue at the time that I’d end up loving him, marrying him, camping with him, moving 1300 miles away for 2 years with him, having children with him, buying a house with him, doing life with him. But almost 9 years ago we met and it all started.

1263_63790738528_8812_nI know I fell in love with you way before you fell in love with me. So many reasons I shouldn’t have, but I did. Even with our age gap people never seem to look at us like we don’t belong with one another. Kinda like it was part of the plan the whole time. 7 years of marriage this year. I can’t believe we’ve been married 7 years but I’m also not sure how it’s only been 7 years when I feel like you’ve been part of my life for as long as I can remember. And that really does make me happy.

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Thank you for opening my eyes to new things and people. Thank you for introducing me to some of the sweetest and most creative people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you for accepting me even when I know I am not easy to live with, let alone love. Thank you for making me a Mother, I think it might be my best job title yet. Thank you for wanting to build a life with me. Thank you for becoming a family with me. Thank you for teaching me how to relax and enjoy the simple things.

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Thank you for working hard for our family. Thank you for providing us with anything we need. Thank you for being my pillar of strength when I feel like I am going to fall. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being a wonderful father to the boys. Thank you for the dance parties, cooking fun, movie snuggles, sword fights, swing pushes, hose fights, bubble baths, bedtime routines.

The past couple of years have been such a huge adjustment for our family. We have definitely had high points and low points, but I think that’s just life. My love for you through all of this has grown bigger, stronger and more grounded than when we were first married. Being married to you makes me whole, makes me put together, makes me happy to be part of a forever team.

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Somehow in this life and love we have, that isn’t traditional in most senses, we have become a traditional family and I love it. I don’t know that there is anyone else in this world I could live this life with the way I live it with you. Happy Anniversary babe. 7 down. 🙂

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