Happy 3rd Anniversary to mi amor, Caleb. You are the greatest blessing God’s ever given me. It’s a joy and honor to be your wife, and I appreciate you keeping things exciting in life! I am grateful we are so weird. I much prefer an adventure over stale monotony, and our life choices reflect our mutual passion for the lesser known path.
Over the past three years you’ve been slowly accepting that you’re stuck with my less desirable traits and you roll with it, as I roll with your quirks. You’re fine with the fact that I make a terrible house keeper and I can’t cook to save my life. I am late to everything and I am much better at spending money than saving it. When I think of the typical wife, I don’t think of me. Yet your patience is seemingly unending. Your expectations of who I am versus who I think I ought to be is freeing, as you allow me to be me, faults and all. There is no pressure from you to conform to a predetermined path. I don’t wake up dreading the day because I think I have failed in another day as a wife. No, because you accept me for me, I accept me for me. It’s a lesson too few learn, and most of those who learn how to accept themselves learn from being jaded and disillusioned with love. Your selfless love opens my eyes to the amazing potential I have in Christ.
You support me so much that you were cool with me running off to the Amazon Jungle to serve orphans on our anniversary during your only time off from school. You believe in me so much that you encouraged me to head back to school to get my graduate degree. You love me so much that you continuously find ways to put me above yourself.
My love, we still have so much to learn. But I can say that I have never been happier. I am so glad I married you. There is no solo adventure that could replace the exciting and intentional life we live together.
I pray we will orient our marriage to glorify God in all that we do. That will mean changes in our future, difficult days ahead, but it is the only journey worth taking, and you are the only one I wish to take this path with. Thank you for being my partner in this life. I love you with all of my heart.