Well, look at us babe: still holding strong! Especially around this time every love song I felt speaks of how much I love you comes to my head. There are so many things I want to say to you and these are the kind of things I am so deeply proud of and are a big part of who I am so I think it is okay for others to know. This is not a secret and it sure can be as simple as this… I love you papi!
I remember our wedding day so vividly. Just the two of us in one of the probably simplest chapels in Reno. No fancy wedding, no expensive gown, no bridal party. Just you and me. I can still feel the butterflies in ma belly… I was so excited and scared at the same time. Yup! I was excited for our future together but I was a tad bit scared too. We had so many people betting against us. Many saying we were crazy for taking a chance on love. Crazy for starting a family so soon. Crazy because we are so different. And I am very much of a scary cat for so many things, you know I am no daredevil, but then you held my hands and vowed to love me till death do us part… all those scary thoughts from peer pressure were wiped away. My heart knew: I had found the one my souls love! The excitement grew fast and stronger… I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you!
I am so proud of you. Of the man you are now and the journey that you have been on to get here. You are my best friend (as cheesy as that sounds), you are a great husband, and you are an amazing father. The kids and I, we are so proud of you! And we super duper adore you a whole bunch too! You do everything you can to give us a better future. I am so blessed we are a team working together for our family. And like Jason Mraz said: I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make. Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got […} we got a lot at stake. Our stake is huge because our kids are worth everything to us. We have a beautiful family babe. Our kids might not be perfect but they are the best! Sure they can drive us crazy at times but you know it is all good because they are our world. They are the fruit of our love those crazy kids… The joy and craziness of being a parent with you by my side sure makes it better. Oh how much I love you!
And it would be a lie to say that every day has been perfect; hey, we are only human! But even on those days were the challenges come to us, there hasn’t been a time when at the end of the day all I wanted was you kissing me goodnight and holding me tight. There is no warranty our marriage will last forever, but I pray that we keep our promise every day to have each other no matter what. I know that every day ahead of us might not be perfect, but I know that together we can conquer anything because we found each other. I truly believe Paulo Coelho’s words are meant for us: important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. That’s why the whole universe has conspired to bring us together. That’s why we are here ten years later. That’s why every day we renew our promise. May our children see a marriage worth imitating when they see us. Here’s to the infinite possible ways to love you. Happy 10th year wedding anniversary mi amor!
Love you. Forever & Ever.