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This weekend is our Anniversary. We will have been married going on 18 years. We will be celebrating it while in Chicago next week but I wanted to go ahead and post my letter to her publicly. Gwen is indeed my soul mate and every thing in my life has prepared me for her forever.

“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.” ~ Me

I have been trying to put into words time and time again how I feel for you going on our 18th year together as husband and wife. Every year that we are together has honestly been better than the last and it is almost impossible for me to even think how I could even love you more but I do each day. Every second of every day of every year, you have graced my life.

We have had our moments in the dark but so many more in the light. We have worked on our life together for the better and look at us now! Really, how could I love you more? Ask me tomorrow and I will tell you. I love the sparkle in your eyes and the smile you give me so often, your inappropriate laughing, you joking with me. I love that I can feel you and what you feel before you even feel it.

You are the one that I have always counted on and needed through the joy and sorrow, laughter and some tears you have kept me grounded, you are indeed my rock. You have been there for me through the days, months and years and your devotion has never faltered no matter what I have said or done you have been there. I have grown because of you and I know that I will continue my path in life with you by my side. I used to wonder what I did to deserve you but then one day I realized that it is not a matter of deserving at all. We were meant to be since before we were born.

The road that we find ourselves on now is indeed a rough one but I want you to know that I will always be there. We will travel this life to whatever destination we must, together! I will carry you, love you and protect you until my last breath. If I could, I would take your pain, please know that. The path that we are on now has not hurt you and me but has made us more complete, brought us closer and made us stronger. I am here for you in all ways not because I have to but because I want to more than anything.

I promise you that we have many more MOMENTS and CONNECTIONS to make in this life together, my Gwen. Unconditionally, I love you more than life itself!