I truly don't know how I got so lucky. When I take a step back from the ins and outs of everyday life and look at what I have, more importantly who I have, I am in awe. I'm kind of weird about birthday's. I love celebrating life. Especially Ryan's. This is the ninth time I get to celebrate with him, and I'm so surprised at how things have changed and how little I've known the last eight years. So, I thought today, on his birthday, it would be appropriate to admit the things I didn't know when I married him...
There were a lot of things that I knew about you when we got married. I kew you were talented, handsome, loving, hard working and fun. I knew you left your water bottles out when you finished them and refused to throw them away. I knew you had expensive taste. I knew you took forever to decide on what to buy.
But what I didn't know is how you would become my very best friend. I didn't expect that you would be my business partner, editor and photoshop expert. As a strong independent woman (or at least I like to think of myself that way), I didn't expect that you'd be the half that makes me whole. I didn't think that I could love you anymore than I did the day I married you. I didn't account for how annoyed I would be with you one second, but how much you could make me laugh the next. I didn't think that we would change so much, but I love that we've changed together. I really didn't think that my favorite time in the world would be binge watching TV in your arms. I didn't know that we would develop a love for film (I love crying with you when we are in awe of cinematography in films). I didn't know how much you would teach me about the beauty that is yet to be discovered in the world.
Point being, I love learning about the world and figuring it out with you. My life is better because you're in it. Thank you for being you and for teaching me more about life and love than I ever could have learned on my own. Happy Birthday, my love. Here's to another year of learning more about life, love and each other.
PS - We need new pictures!