I Am My Beloved’s

Dearest DearDR,

Happy eighth anniversary.

I know we’ve been struggling lately (individually and together), but I also know that my life is better with you than without.

We survived the hardest thing that parents have to survive. We should be able to make it through different schedules, lots of work hours, and lack of sleep. That’s just life, you know?

I love you, probably more than I show. I will try to be better about that. I made a vow on that altar eight years ago, and I intend to live up to it, every day, for the rest of our life.

With this ring, I thee wed.
With my body, I thee worship.
With all my wordly possessions, I thee bestow.

All my love now and forever,