Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dear John: An Overview of Our First Year

Part II: An Overview of Our First Year

Dear John,

Yay! We made it! We survived our first year of marriage! We've accomplished so much together over this last year. We make a great team. I am so happy and proud to be your wife. Here are some of the things I am most proud of accomplishing over our first year of marriage.

Over the last year we have created a family. When we met you were a single dad raising a little boy and I was a single mom raising a little boy. Our little boys were the same age. We were each living the same life, but separately. We worked. We took care of our child. Then the day came we fell in love. And now here we are, one year after our wedding day, living the same life together. Raising our boys, together.

We have made our house a home. Six months before we said "I do" we bought this house. Over the last year we have made our house a home. We have shared together, laughed together, cried together, and prayed together in this house. We have helped our boys with their homework, hosted birthday parties, shared Thanksgiving dinner, and shared our first Christmas as a married couple in this house. Our home.

We have struggled with infertility. From the day you asked me to marry you, there was nothing I wanted more than to have a child together. We both love children and love being parents. That is a common bond that helped bring us together. After our wedding we were ready to grow our family. That didn't happen. And here we are a year later. A year filled with hope and disappointment. A year filled with Clomid and emotional turmoil and shots and a fertility doctor. As our one year anniversary approaches, we are hoping this month will be "the" month. Even if it's not, we will continue on this journey together.

Today, as our first year as husband and wife comes to an end, I love you more than ever. I'm confident that our love will grow and grow over the years. I will cherish every minute.

I love you.

Your Wife

** Stay tuned for tomorrow's post, "Dear John: Our Wedding Day". **


Anonymous said...

This? This is beautiful. I hope that when you guys find out you're expecting you won't think it's creepy if I need your address to send you adorable gifts! BTW, my prediction is a girl (and I'm really good at this game;)

John said...

To my wife,

You are and always will be the love of my life. Infinitely better at this stuff than I. Please forgive the shortness of the comments and accept eternity of love, respect, and devotion in return.

Your loving husband

Momma Wilson said...

aww, what a sweet post {and comment above from your mr.}. lots of thoughts and prayers for you both, hoping this is your month:)

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