It doesn’t feel like it’s been a year, but somehow it feels like it’s been forever. This whole “us” thing. You and me. Same home, same last name, married.
Our wedding day was perfect. Not because of all food and chaos, but because it was the culmination of so much anticipation. Prayers about you. Conversation about what I hoped my life would be like. Bouts about being a husband. And then, one year ago, the dreams became a reality. I became your husband.
I don’t think I “felt” married for a while. We talked about it a few times. For the first few months, it seemed like a really good whirlwind. New people, new place, new, new, new. But now, I get it. I feel it. I feel like a husband. And I understand more today what the promises we made on our wedding day mean.
I have seen you keep those promises. In little way, and in big ways.
You told me on our wedding day, in front of your families and friends, “I will always stand by your side, no matter what.” Sometimes, you choose to love me by tolerating my childish tantrums. Other times, you pack me special chakna box to work when I feel hungry. Other times, you handle home pretty much like it should be.
But there are big way. When you see my weaknesses, but instead choose to tell me my strengths. When instead of shutting down, you choose to talk through a misunderstanding. When instead of being selfish, you choose to put my needs above your own. In all those way, I have felt you make a choice to love me. You have demonstrated faithfulness in a way that is so real to me. You have kept your promises, Rishika. And I have never felt more loved. I have never felt more valued. I have never felt more secure.
I love being your husband. I want to spend my life making you great. I am your biggest fan. You are my best friend.
And one year later, I wouldn’t have changed any of it. My words fall short to express what my heart feels so deeply.
You love me just the way God created me, with every terror and imperfection. I love us. I love our life together. You and me, babes.
Cheers. To the best year ever, and to many more to come.
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