Ben and I have been married for THREE years now. How the time flies!!! Life is not perfect but these have been some of the best years of my life and I can't wait to spend many more with him. The following is a quote that makes me think of our relationship every time I read it.
"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart and passing over all the foolish and frivolous and weak things which you cannot help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful, radiant belongings, that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
I love you for ignoring the possibilities of the fool and weakling in me, and for laying firm hold on the possibilities of good in me. I love you for closing your eyes to the discords in me, and for adding to the music in me by worshipful listening.
I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life not a tavern but a temple and of the words of my every day not a reproach but a song.
I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means after all." -Elizabeth Barret Browning
Ben you are the most amazing husband and I can't wait to fall more madly in love with you as I watch you become a father.