I can't believe it's already been four years since the most perfect day. It feels like our wedding was last week, and yet it's difficult for me to remember not having you in my life. Some say that you lose a piece of yourself when you get married, but I disagree. Marrying you has brought out qualities I didn't even know I had. You challenge and support me in everything I do, and I don't know who I would be without you.
I love your heart for service. It's the first thing that drew me to you. Regardless of how full our schedule is, you always find time to love others.
I love how on fire you are for Jesus, constantly striving to grow and learn more. You challenge me to do the same, and I know we are stronger together.
I love your adventurous spirit. My wandering heart found a perfect match with you, and I know that no matter where we are, it feels like home by your side.
As we get ready to fly across the ocean on our biggest adventure yet, I'm so grateful to be holding your hand the whole way. I can think of no one I would rather camp through the wilderness with. I'm getting so excited just thinking about it!
Compared to other years, this one has been pretty great. I love waking up to you every day and enjoying simple things like a walk through our neighborhood or a quiet dinner at home. When we were living in two different states, it was these moments that I missed the most. And I know in fifty years, it's those moments I will cherish. Because marriage is in the every day.
I can't imagine loving you more than I do right now, but every year my heart seems to stretch. Thank you for teaching me what it means to love well, to enjoy the little things, and to find adventure.