Tuesday, August 17, 2010

For My Husband

Today is our 4 year anniversary.....I am almost in shock!  How can it be that four years have come and gone already?  And, I know we would not have made it this far if I didn't have such an incredible companion at my side.  Kristoffer is an amazing man.  He brings so many things to our marriage that I fall short on.  Kristoffer is the most giving, patient, loving, dedicated, hard working, focused, honest, smooth talking, persuasive, comforting, useful, skilled, over the top man I know.  I just can't get enough of this guy!  He has brought out the inner beauty in me I didn't know existed and made me believe in my own worth.  He has loved me through silly girlish moments and the woes of pregnancy, and the pains of delivery.  He has loved me as a new mother struggling with finding balance in her life, and has stuck by my side in moments when life is so hard, I fall on his shoulder and cry for lost time.  He has dedicated himself to our family in a way I never knew he was capable of, dutifully working each day and returning home each night to spend the remainder of his time with his little girl, his wife, and then to do homework.  This man has sacrificed so much for his family, there are times I cry because I know how much he wants to give us the world and all that it has to offer, and I know he feels we barely scrape by most months. 

I wish he would believe me when I tell him I am happy wife.  I am the happiest wife in the world.  My happiness has nothing to do with having gi-normous kitchens or a cool car, or a big house, or thousands to spend on food each month.  My happiness comes through the front door each night at 5:30pm and pulls me into his arms for a kiss I've waited my whole life for.  He tells me I am beautiful and that he loves me and I am an amazing wife and mother.  He makes me so proud to be his wife, and I would not only marry him all over again, I would search the world to find my Kristoffer and make sure he was mine.  I am so completely in love with my Kristoffer, and I plan to spend the rest of eternity showing him just how much I do. 

Four years ago today we started our journey together as husband and wife, excited for new experiences and epic voyages in marriage.  We have not emerged, but paused on this day to celebrate the progress we never thought possible, the experiences we never knew so challenging, and the love we never knew so great. 

Happy Anniversary Kris, I am more in love with today then ever before, thank you for choosing me then and each day since.  I choose you and love you for so many reason, but mostly for reason #14!  I will always be here to be your wife and have dinner waiting for you, to make you beautiful babies and request French Fries at 10pm.  I will always be here to kiss away your frustrations and be your beautiful wife that you can be proud of.  Thank you for being mine, forever.


For more fun reading about our adventures in love, pull up my post:  The Lyman Chronologues.  You will read about how we met, Ooh La La!

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

It is truly wonderful to be married to your best friend. I ask myself every day, "how did I get so lucky?" Congratulations you two!!!