Family, Humor, Life, Marriage

Five Long and Wonderful Years

On Friday, my husband and I will celebrate our five-year wedding anniversary.


It was chaotic at times.


I’ve loved watching the relationship between you and Annie grow. I know it must have been really hard to go from being single to hanging out with a toddler. While there were bumps along the way, she fell in love with you right alongside me.



I love the little fun memories we share.



I love the little family we were becoming.



I love how to this day Annie still calls it “our wedding” and how you have never called her anything other than “daughter”.


I love watching you get to be a father all over again, but this time you started at the very beginning.


I love how our family is now complete.




I loved turning 40 together.



I love revisiting old haunts with our kids.



I love sharing our family vacations together. Even the awful ones and this one was awful.



But I especially love you and everything about you.


I love that every time I look into your eyes, I still see that 23-year-old blonde boy with an attitude. I love that, as cliche as it sounds, we really are best friends. I love you call my parents “mom” and “dad” and love them as much as I do. I love that after nine years together, we never run out of things to talk about. I love that we both look forward to dating like giddy teenagers. I love that we both really love to be home with the kids on most nights. I love that we have a history and that now, we have a family. The last five years have been so hard, but I can’t imagine weathering them with anyone but you.

Happy Anniversary, Mike. I love you.

4 thoughts on “Five Long and Wonderful Years”

  1. Oh my gosh, this was so beautiful! And we have a lot more in common… my hubby is adopting my 9 year old. She has been without a "dad" since she was 6 months. My husband came into her life when she was 6 years old and has called her "his little girl" ever since. Thank you for sharing and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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  2. Oh Amanda, I am so happy for you and your oldest! I thought maybe you and I had more in common than we thought…:) Thanks, as always, for reading. :)Kari

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