Brett over at the Art of Manliness is having a 30 day challenge for all of us guys out there – to become a better man. I encourage all of you to check it out and take the pledge. Today, he challenges all guys to talk to Write a Love Letter.
J-Mom, today I write to you to thank you on our anniversary for the past 11 years of wedded bliss that you have given me. We have grown both closer as friends and continue to learn more and more about each other which bonds us and helps us to further the love that we have for each other.
It is hard to believe that when I walked you down the path at Asylum Lake with my voice gone and me fighting bronchitis, that 13 years later we would be together with two wonderful girls living in a place and being in a place where we are happy and feeling like our lives are moving in the right direction. I think I can honestly say that I would not have known what direction life would have taken us, but it has been a ride that I would not trade with anyone, and you have been the best of partners to share the experience with. Actually there is no one else that I would rather of shared this “ride” with.
I still have to say that I find myself in awe of the person that you are. Each day I am amazed at how lucky I am to have married such a beautiful, smart woman. I continue to find myself weak in the knees around you as I did when we first started dating each other, and I have to thank you for that!
There are so many things that I love about you. Some of the things you probably would guess, but there are others that might surprise you. I love the fact that you are the most beautiful woman that I have ever met. I love the way the divas adore you and always want more. I love being able to relax and be just me around you. I love the fact that you always listen and are present, caring and supportive in all that I do. I love that you share your gifts with our girls. I even love your cold toes, especially on a warm night. There are so many things that I love about you, and the lists just continues to grow as the years continue on.
We have been through a lot together, and have had both good and bad times, but I have come to rely on you as my best friend and confidant and my barometer for things that I should do in my personal and professional life. I appreciate so much that I can come to you and know that even though we are not in the same field, I can bring you my concerns for an unbiased view to help guide me!
I will always love you, and I know that our love will continue to grow as the years go by. Thank you for everything that you are and everything that you have become to me and I look forward to the years to come!