Today marks three years of marriage to my beautiful wife, Laura.
Let this be a declaration of my love to you. I know that words on a page could never truly express how I feel about you, and how committed I am to you. I can attempt to convey feeling and emotion through what I write, and it might even work, but it cannot come close to what I feel when I hold you in my arms. I will never succeed at expressing in words the love that I have for you, but this will have to do for now.
You are the greatest joy to me in this world, and the three years that I have spent as your husband have been the best years of my entire life. I could not imagine spending them in any other way. We have laughed together, cried together, learned together, traveled the world, moved a few times, had a baby together (and what an experience that has been). We made new friends, drove for miles and miles, spent quiet evenings alone together just watching movies and being lazy. We built snowmen and painted bedrooms. You refurbished a bench and I attempted to help. I mowed the lawn and trimmed hedges while you cleaned the house, took out the trash and recycling, washed dishes, made meals, went grocery shopping, took care of our baby, and took the cars to have the oil changed (I think that I should probably help you around the house more often). We paid off loans, dreamed about buying a house, dreamed about what our lives might look like in a few short years, made plans, and trusted those plans to God. We went to church and to small groups, led small groups, prayed together as often as we could, and have strived to keep God as the center of our lives.
This is only a snippet of what we have done together, and I know that there is so much more to do, to see, and to experience.
I am so excited to experience it all with you.
You are my true love, and I know that the next three years will be even better, as will the three years after that. You are so beautiful to me, and I think that there is only one real way to express how I feel:
I love you.