Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For my Husband: I Thought I Loved You

Dear James,

It has been nine months since we were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. And what a wonderful 9 months it has been! It has gone by so slowly, yet so quickly. We have struggled, laughed, prayed, and played together. Nine months ago, I thought I loved you so much that I couldn't fathom it getting better. I loved the way you made me laugh, the way you told me your hopes and dreams, and the way you helped me feel beautiful. I knew I wanted to be with you forever. We got married on the only rainy day in July, but the rain didn't stop us. It's kind of how our relationship has been all along. We have experienced dark spots and rainy moments in our marriage, but we help each other get through it, and the sun always seems to shine. I know dealing with my pain, blindness, and headaches has not been easy for either of us, but you are always so patient and kind about everything, even when I get frustrated. Your forgiving nature and patient spirit have taught me how to be better, and my love for you has grown more than I thought it could. I thought I loved you 9 months ago. But now I realize even more what love is. I know it will just continue to grow as we experience even more of what life has to offer like a children, a home of our own, and growing old together. I don't think I will ever be able to say I truly know what love is until I'm 85 years old and still holding your hand. I am so blessed to be by your side on this journey! Thank you for still making me laugh, (even when I don't feel like it) still talking about our hopes and dreams, and for making me feel beautiful every day (even when I feel like such a mess). Thank you for being the right person for me. I love you so much and can't wait to see what all these next years hold for us!

Love, Your Lisa Shalee

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