I started this one with dear best friend, even though you are my wife. You started as my friend. We started getting to know each other because our sons were in kindergarten and became best friends. Of course us moms needed to arrange a play date so they could get together and have fun playing together.
You were easy to talk to. We just chatted and got to know each other while the kids played at the playground. We laughed and just enjoyed adult conversation while keeping an eye on the kids. They played, all three of them, just enjoying being kids.
This was the start of something that later on would become more. We had no clue at the time there was to ever be more. Little by little we both started opening up a little more to each other and finding a best friend in one another. Over the years, I was to learn just how much of a best friend you were going to be to me. Over the years, I found out that people I called friends were actually no friend of mine at all. You have been there through all of that.
I am thankful you are my best friend. I am thankful I get to talk to you. I am thankful I get to wake up each morning beside you and go to bed each night with you in my arms. I am lucky to have someone in my life who wants to see me grow and who supports me in anything I want to try and do. I am lucky to have someone who wants to know and love every part of me. I am thankful to you, my wife, that started as my best friend.
I was going about my day and I decided I just needed to take a moment to write. I needed to take a moment to write about the person who has changed my life for the better. This picture is of me and my wife. I recently told her I wanted to spend some time on developing my writing on this blog. She has confidence in me even when I’m not quite sure of the direction I’m going. We haven’t had the easiest relationship. We’ve actually had a lot of people who have tried to say and do things that were cruel, heartless, and abusive. People who we trusted and thought cared about us. But here we are. A little over 3 years later, stronger than ever. We have stumbled along the way, but the great thing about falling in love with your best friend is that we have always been there to catch the other. I’ve learned things about her, and her about me, and we have found what works best for us. She is an amazing mom. She’s talented, smart, beautiful. She has a good heart. I’m very lucky God decided she would be my person. I’ll spend the rest of my life making sure she knows how much she means to me and how thankful I am for her. The crazy thing is, I know she will do the same thing for me. She is my truth. She is my soulmate. With her beside me, there truly is nothing I can’t do, nothing I can’t accomplish, no day I can’t face, no obstacle I can’t overcome. On my hard days, she’s beside me. On my weakest days, she’s my strength. She will always be my focus. I love her, I love our family. Together, we grow. I’ll thank God every day for her and for our kids.