Saturday, July 3, 2010

5 Years.

Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary. And as I mentioned in an earlier post it's also 7 years together. I can hardly believe that it's been that long! Really. We have had our share of good and bad, and we are not perfect by any means. We are however, good together. We get each other. When others don't get us...we always do. It's such a beautiful thing to have a partner who is in it all the way. I'm so thankful for that, each and every day.

I thought that I would celebrate my love for my man with a gratitude list.

Thank you for...

 loving me fiercely.
 making me laugh.
 being my best friend.
 dancing in the kitchen with me.
 seeing in me all of the things that I don't always.
 believing in me.
 playing the eukelele and teaching yourself new songs.
 being such a fabulous cook.
 always having my back.
 loving our dog like he is our child.
 singing songs with me.
 holding my hand on a regular basis.
 loving road trips as much as I do.
 seeing me.
 hanging with me, even as I'm kicking your butt at wii bowling.
 waking up at the crack of dawn to take the dog out.
 opening your heart to me.
 doing your own laundry.
 loving to go to shopping for candles and goodies for our home.
 being completely invested in us growing old together.
 braving traffic everyday so that you can bring home a paycheck.
 taking your job so seriously and being a rockstar at it.
 loving to read.
 accepting the fact that I am no domestic diva.
 putting up with my snobbish hotel standards.
 believing that I am an artist, before I could.
 making it a priority to save money.
 being both sweet and cantankerous.
 the exploding fist bumps.
 helping me to trust again.
 smelling like home to me.
 teaching me how to make alfredo sauce and admitting mine is better.
 accepting me for who I am.
 loving to decorate for holidays with me.
 sleeping with the windows open - even in winter. (I've adjusted!)
 supporting me in going after my creative dreams.
 giving me my space when I need it.
 being one of the most loyal people I know.

I look forward to the rest of our lives together. The adventures that we will have. Building our family together. I am filled with hope for the future, and I know that big things are ahead for us. Things that we cannot even imagine are possible today. I have so much respect for you. I believe in you, and us. And I want to say thank you for walking side by side with me through life. Happy 5 years.


  1. Congtatulations to both of you. Amazing words. So glad I stopped by and share this lovely day! Follow your dreams and "Enjoy the Ride"

  2. This is so, so sweet! He is obviously lucky to have you, lady, and you seem to feel the same. Very many Congrats!

  3. D -- this made me cry! This is so beautiful maybe more so cause I know you both. I love that you wrote all of this out, especially the fist bumps. You two are super cute together.

  4. What an absolutely beautiful post and testament of your love and your life together. Thank-you for taking us along and for reminding us that LOVE has many forms and many ways to express it. Congratulations to you both. May you continue to grow together in such a magical way. xo

  5. Such a sweet post! Wishing you and your sweet man the continuation of a beautiful and blissful life together. Enjoy every second. :)

  6. a few days late, but congrats on this, my friend. it's so great to have someone who sees you, gets two sound like a wonderful fit for each other =)


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