To my best friend,
Welcome to year four. There are no words to describe what it is like to be able to love you. For three years as my husband and for ten years as my best friend. I will love you till forever, I have no doubt. But there are simple things that make loving you easy. Like your ability to push me when I think I have reached the absolute limit. The way you pick me up off the ground when I have fallen. I love you for the way you make me smile when I am in no mood to smile. I love you for the man you have become, for the partner you have made me, for the woman you shape me into every single day.
Loving you has always been easy. I don’t know what I did right in life to deserve you but I count every one of my lucky stars daily. Who would have thought that going to my first and ONLY basketball game in high school would have lead me to you. To my other half. To the other pea in my pod. To my best friend. To my soul mate.
Soul Mate. What does that even mean? According to Webster it is a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament, a person who strongly resembles another in attitudes or beliefs. If this isn’t us, then I don’t know what is. Half the time I think you are in my brain. We say things at the same time like when we decided what to name Lulu or Jack. Or when I ask where you want to go for breakfast. I am not saying we agree 100% of the time because sometimes we have our differences but we always seem to make things work out.
So honey, I love you. I know I say it a lot and make you say it every night before bed but I truly love you. With everything that I am. I love you more than I thought was possible. It is hard to describe how much I love you in words but I do. I love how you cuddle the dog when you sleep. I love how passionate you are towards people. I love that you don’t let anyone walk over you. I love that you always can tell when something is wrong or when I just need to escape to Door County. I love that you think you always need to buy something because it was a “deal” or adopt every animal that needs a home. But mostly I love you because out of the 7.8 billion people in this world, you chose to love me.
Love always & forever
Photography by the wonderful Krystal Kussow 🙂