Dear Husband, On Our 7th Wedding Anniversary

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To my dear husband Steve,

Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. Some might say “seven year itch”, but I say it’s lucky 7! You always write letters to me on our anniversaries, and I think it’s high time I write one back to you…

Steve, I never thought that I could love anyone as much as I love you, but then you found me and all the pieces just fell into place. Today I marry you with the certainty that my love for you is strong and pure.

It was a random email on a dating site, all those years ago, that sparked off what we have today. From the moment we started to talk, through our first few dates, to our engagement, wedding day, and beyond, I still don’t think I could love anyone as much as I love you. You bought me a CD on one of our first dates, and one of the songs was called You Found Me. I remember hearing it, and realising how meaningful the lyrics were to me. In this crazy world we live in, you found me, and I’m so glad you did.

Seven years on, that love is even stronger than it was on Wednesday 5th August 2009. Looking back at the wedding videos I made for us all those years ago, I can see just how much love there was on that day. I know when we watch them together, we both relive this day with happiness in our hearts, and tears of joy in our eyes!

Through the highs and the lows I will be by your side. I will always be honest and faithful to you. When you need someone to encourage you, let it be me. When you need a helping hand, let it be mine. When you long for someone to smile at, turn to me.

We’ve been through many highs and lows over the years. And as much as I have been by your side through them, it’s you that has been the rock. Writing this today reminds me how strong a man you truly are – you are my hero. In your vows to me, you said “To never turn away whenever you need me. But to be your rock”. You have honoured this vow completely. When I’ve been at my lowest ebb, and thought I couldn’t carry on, you’ve held me, comforted me, listened to me, and wiped my tears. The vow I made to be honest and faithful to you, remains as true today, as it did back then.

I will always be there to encourage and help you. When you smile at me, I will always smile back. I know things have been challenging for you recently. I will always support the decisions that you make – for you, for us, for our family. You took on the role of step-dad the moment you walked into our lives. Because it wasn’t just me you had to get to know, but also Liam. You’ve watched him grow up from a tiny 6 year old, to a strapping young man of nearly 18. You have been, and continue to be, an amazing father figure to him.  For that, I thank you. Remember it’s not only I, but we, that loves you.

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I give you my hand and my heart and hope that my love will always be a safe haven for you. A life without love is a life half lived – and now that I have your love, my life is complete

You are the world to me, and I will never destroy that world. It sounds so cliche to say “with your love, my life is complete”, but for me, that cliche rings true. In you I have my best friend, my lover, my confidant, my soul mate, my rock. You make me laugh every single day. Your smile brings joy to my heart, and your love brings warmth to my soul.

We have hundreds of wonderful memories together, and I know we will continue to make hundreds more of them in our lifetime.

Forever, and For Always,

Your wife, Michelle ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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