The day we met was indescribable. There was this immediate connection that we both knew was something special. A short five weeks later I knew you were it–my best friend, my forever. I thought I loved you then.
Our wedding day was the best day of my life. You held back tears as I walked toward you and took your hand. We made a promise to each other and to God to love each other forever. I thought I loved you then.
The day we had our first fight, you walked in with puppy dog eyes and a bouquet of flowers. Apologizing over and over even though I’m the one who was wrong but would never admit it. I thought I loved you then.
The day we found out we were pregnant. Scared, excited, you were in tears and disbelief. We talked for hours about our dreams and becoming a family. I thought I loved you then.
The day our twins were born, 28 weeks and pure perfection in our eyes. Watching you become a father with love in your eyes and tearful smiles. Sitting in the NICU and dreaming of their future. I thought I loved you then.
The day we laid both of our twins to rest. Sobbing, hand in hand, heartbroken. We promised each other forever, through the hills and valleys. Grieving, surviving, holding each other each day. I thought I loved you then.
Adopting our son, you became a dad again. Crying tears of joy on the floor, unpacking our sweet baby boy clothes we had packed away the year before, driving to Target to get a car seat and having a melt down in the store because there were so many choices. Holding that baby boy for the first time, seeing you snuggle him all night long. I thought I loved you then.
Finding out we were pregnant again. Tears of joy but also of complete fear. The belly rubs and sweet songs you would sing. The late night Subway and watermelon runs you wouldn’t hesitate to go on. Lying in bed and listening to her perfect heartbeat. I thought I loved you then.
The day our sweet girl entered the world. Pink blanket and a head of hair lying in your arms. Seeing the love you have for both of our children grow stronger every day. I thought I loved you then.
You see, my sweet husband, every day I fall deeper and deeper in love with you. Looking back, I am shocked how it is possible that I love you even more now. I thought I loved you so much yesterday but I guarantee I will love you even more tomorrow. Through the hills and the valleys and each season of our life, my love for you continues to grow. I can’t wait to look back in 50 years and laugh because I thought I loved you then.
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