Ten Years with You

It's so hard to believe that we are celebrating ten years of adventures and love and fun, officially as of today! And while we might have officially celebrated back in October, I just wanted to take a few minutes to remember today too.

I have historically shied away from public declarations of love, because its a pretty vulnerable thing to share your deepest emotions with total strangers.  So today I am saying stuff that! I just really freaking love you, and I want the whole world to know about how wonderful you are.

So without further ado, here is an open love letter to you ♥


It's just so odd to think that we spent seven years at the same school - so close, yet never officially meeting.  It blows my mind that you were right there, under my nose the whole time. 

When we did officially meet, it wasn't love at first sight either.  I certainly didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt you planned on falling in love with me, but we did, and here we are - ten years down the road.  Life looks so different to what we imagined it might, but I wouldn't change a single second of it because they've been the best ten years of my life. 

Together, we have grown from being crazy in love teenagers to crazy in love teenagers plus a few years.  We have both changed so much, and I'm just really grateful that we have grown together (and not apart).  A piece of my heart will forever be locked away for the boy I first fell in love with and his crazy mop of hair, but I'm equally in love with the man that you have become..

You have made me a better, stronger and happier person than I ever dared to dream was possible. You are my best friend - and how lucky am I to laugh, love and live with my best friend every single day?! 

You have patiently learned everything about me - when to make me laugh, when to let me cry, when I'm being an idiot, when I'm being lazy and when to hold me tightly and tell me everything is going to be okay. You calm me when I am a raging snowball avalanching out of control, you are my tower of strength and my partner-in-crime.

You have never made me feel like I am not good enough, but rather you build me up and show me the things about myself that make me special and beautiful.  You push and challenge me to be a better person, but there is never any pressure or jealousy (and never any competition, unless we are playing Monopoly or Scrabble).  I can be myself and not worry about what you will think of me because I trust that you love me for who I am. 

You have brought me more peace and steadiness than I have ever known, and the days since I met you have been the best days of my life. Your ready smile, your never-ending patience, your empathy and compassion, your laughter, your intelligence, your strength and wisdom, your courage and your kindness enrich me in every moment I spend with you and make a better person every day.

Most of all, thank you for your endless support of me and this business. I wouldn't be here, where I am right now, without you and I hope you know how much of my success is owed to you, and how happy you make me.

Thank you for loving me, and being you, always.


Here's a little trip down memory lane ♥


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