Recently, I had a thought. If I was to write my vows today, almost two years into this adventure called marriage, what would I say? Here goes nothing.
I love you. I love that you are my husband, and that I can still do something as cheesy and dorky as writing vows to you post-nuptually. You are the best person I could have ever picked to share my life with, and if I had the choice I would pick you ever second of every minute of every day for the rest of my life.
I truly can't believe how lucky I am sometimes. I have you in my life to grow old with, and to grow up with - and how totally awesome is that? We are somehow so alike and so very different at the same time. You are my perfect counterpart and I am so glad I realized that when I did.
I love that you make me laugh like no one else. I love that you remain calm when I meltdown into a puddle. I love your red hair and I love that you love your red hair. I love the way you care about traditions, and family, and keeping relationships with friends. I love your laugh, your smile, and your sense of humor. I love your charisma and the fact that everyone remembers you after meeting you once (even if they might call you Shawn a few times). I love how intelligent you are, and how learning about the law excites you. I love that you do the laundry and almost never even complain. I love that you love my cooking, and tell me that every time I make something. I love the way you love my friends, and that my friends are truly your friends too.
Most of all, I love the way you love me. The way you make me feel like no matter what, you are in this thing for good and we will take each thing on as we come to it.
Here we are, about to celebrate our 2-year-anniversary and deep in the midst of this exciting life we share together. We have accomplished so much: both graduated and begun our careers, you are knee-deep in law school, we bought a home together - I am proud of you, and I am just us proud of us as a unit. We are going to do even bigger things together, I just know it.
With this vow, I, again, give you my whole heart for my my whole life.
I love you.