18 years is a long time...but not long enough.
I remember it like it was just yesterday, talking to a good friend of mine about you and how beautiful I thought you were.
Sometimes in life when you see something or someone in this scenario where you just feel 100% right about it, then you simply go for it.
THAT is what I felt 18+ years ago when I first met you.
I never felt so excited to go to bed and wake up the next day just to see how I would make those feelings come true.
It was hard work. A lot of thinking, hoping and praying.
It even included awkward moments like when Connie caught me spying on you while at work. Now that I think about it, I guess it was pretty creepy BUT that's just what LOVE does to someone when they are deeply in love.
That was just the very early stages of my love for you and how it has developed even more throughout the years. And just by typing this, I'm getting teary eyed just thinking about it.
It hasn't always been perfect.
BUT it has been perfectly wonderful going through all the experiences and growing in life with you.
THANK YOU for loving me in a way I can feel good about myself every single day.
I feel that your love is my secret for being so positive and this is even after those times when you like to think negatively about things or how some people put it, just being realistic.
This excites me because of the next chapters in our life together and I can't see any part of it without you by my side.
I love our kids.
I love our life.
I love you.