Oct 6, 2011


Dear Benjamin,

We've been married four years today. On one hand it seems like our wedding was so long ago, but it also seems like just yesterday that I felt butterflies before walking down the aisle.

You've taught me a lot these past four years - everything from how to truly trust someone, to realizing watching a movie is way more fun than worrying about dishes.

Some days I'm amazed you put up with me, and then you make a joke that makes me cry with laughter and I remember just how perfectly suited we are.

A couple of weeks ago I was talking about our anniversary with someone and she asked if we were happy. I of course said yes, but the question made me laugh because happy? Doesn't even begin to describe how you make me feel.

You make me dance-around-the-room, grin-until-my-face-hurts, giggling-even-when-stressed-out kind of happy. You make me believe-in-the-magic-of-love kind of happy. You make me steal-one-more-kiss-in-the-morning-because-a-workday-is-too-long-to-be-away-from-you kind of happy.

We've laughed, we've grieved, we've faced some rough times, but through it all I've never doubted you or our love for each other. I have no idea what the future holds for us, but if the past four years have been any indication, I'm not sure my heart can take the joy.

Happy fourth anniversary my love. Here's to the next forty.

All my love,
Your Wife

Psst - and for all of you readers who made it through this sappiness, I thought a little video might be fun to share. (I kept it to mostly pictures of us because I'm never sure who's comfortable being on the blog - and the song was our first dance!) I'll be back Monday!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy Anniversary to you & Ben! I have seen you two in action so I have gotten to see just how incredibly in love you two are. You guys have a very special and one-of-a-kind of love. It's clear to me how much Ben adores you, and I know you adore him. And that is special. I hoppe you have a wonderful day together. Here is to many many more years of happiness!

AshleyD said...

This is so sweet! Happy anniversary!

Lucy The Valiant said...

And the Internet said all together, "Aaaaaawwwwwww!!!"

Happy anniversary!

Jess said...

I agree with Lisa. Having seen you two together? Well, you bring definition to the term "soulmates". Happy anniversary!

(Hugs and love to you too, Ben. Miss you dude. Mwah) (that was totes a cheek kiss, mkay bec? Don't get all feisty)

Lauren Drugan said...

Happy anniversary <3

Amber said...

Aw Beck, I love this post. You guys are one of my very favourite couples. I agree with Jess, you bring meaning to the word "soulmates".

Also? How did I not know you danced to Feel like Home? That's what I'm walking down the aisle to :)

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary - you were such a beautiful bride!

Annie said...

I totally just cried at my desk - yep, crazy girl in the cube. But seriously, happy anniversary. I admire the love you + Ben share. It's real and pure. Thank you for being an inspiration to Louie + me.


Daddy Shaw said...

Well, my first blog and I can't think of a better way to be initiated. You did an incredible job with the vid. Yeah, sat here with tears in my eyes. Now you've done it. ;-)
We're thrilled to have you as our daughter in law. But that is way too formal, you are, just part of the family.
Happy Anniversary. Have a wonderful memory filled, looking to the future day.

steph anne said...

Aww, happy anniversary!! :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I freaking love this. Happy anniversary, lovelies.

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

Aw, happy anniversary, you two. Sounds like you're so happy! Here's to many more!

ashleyTIA said...

Awwww! Such a sweet video. Happy Anniversary!

Darcie said...

You're trying to make me cry! Sweet, sweet video and I made an appearance :) Happy Anniversary my dear friends!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

This was so sweet, I loved it. Thanks so much for sharing! I cannot wait to meet you both someday, I hear you're both pretty great ;)

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