My dearest Michael,
15 years ago you promised to always be mine. Sometimes I wonder if you really knew what you were getting into!
These 15 years have flown by like a flash. But in that flash there have been some really long years and some really short years.
We have had three babies together. Babies who are growing into lovely people with beautiful hearts.
We have endured countless separations across many time zones, some short and some incredibly long in more than just span of time.
We have experienced profound heartache and intense heartbreak.
We have laughed together and wondered how we would survive a storm all in the same day.
We have shared emotions that span the spectrum. These 15 years have held an incredible amount of joy for us. But they have also held an incredible amount of sorrow and hurt.
You have endured more than any husband ever should have to endure.
You have been patient with me as I have yelled at you over absolutely nothing. You have been kind to me when I have been the epitome of ugly – saying and doing [intentionally] hurtful things. You have been humble when I’ve arrogantly told you I was displeased with you.
Michael, you have been selfless in helping me foster relationships and fellowship outside our home. You have been my biggest fan, and a most devoted cheerleader in all my endeavors, even the silly and short-lived ones as some of them have been.
You have gently guided and encouraged me in our homeschool journey. You have always forgiven my shortcomings and mistakes.
You have always been quick to remind me that you signed up for FOREVER when you made your vows to me.
You have a sweet spirit and you are a compassionate, loving father.
Michael, you have shown me what unconditional love really looks like. You have lived it every day of our marriage – even on the days I’ve told you otherwise. You lead our family with a Godly strength that I admire.
Thank you for being you!
I love you HEAPS!