Friday, October 7, 2011

Dear Paul

By the time you get home later we will have been married for 7 years. I can't believe how long it's been and how much life we have lived since that day. We have loved and lost some amazing people. Seven years ago we had Grammy and Tim. Long before we were married you stood beside me as I mourned my dad and this summer you stood with me again as I took him to his final resting place our beautiful daughter in your arms, the closest they will ever be. We have Lilia the most beautiful creation of love ever. We have moved, traveled, grown and sometimes just plain old survived. We have thrown some kick ass parties. We have cried together and certainly laughed together. We have taken time to celebrate so many things. We made a documentary. I went to Africa.  We have cried tears over Mirembe who you loved with out ever meeting because when I relayed her story, cried and loved, you couldn't help but love. You stood by me through thick and thin. You were there when my world fell apart after the Fall 2006 semester. We make a pretty dam good team. Forgive me for the sappiness or maybe enjoy it as it's rare but we live in a world where very often marriage isn't a big deal or seen as old fashioned. I would have to disagree, I wouldn't be who I am today with out our marriage and certainly not with out you and your unwavering support. I know sometimes I say we lack romance but you know what we were high school sweet hearts and that is rare and special. I know that last few months have been rough, stressful and sometimes disappointing. We will survive this together so keep your chin up. You have so graciously accepted my call as just a part of life. You have moved all this way because I said God spoke to me again. I think that makes us crazy but at least we are together in it.

All My Love!


  1. Thanks for making me cry. I Love you more than words can express, and I will always be by your side no matter how "crazy" our journey gets.