A decade has passed since I promised to love him faithfully, entirely, and endlessly. At the time, that day was the most perfect day I could have imagined, but it was only the beginning.
In the past ten years, we have spent countless nights with the TV paused for hours, too engrossed in conversation with each other to concern ourselves with the show's conclusion.
We have embraced each other's interests and found joy and togetherness in new shared hobbies.
We have lived and loved in New York City and Washington, D.C., making memories that will last our lifetime.
We have packed up our belongings and created new homes nine times, in four states.
We have made new friends, and bid them farewell as life led us to new places.
We have prayed and planned and jumped without knowing the outcome into career changes, always in search of the best life for our family.
We have made a home within whatever walls house us at any time.
We have made unforgettable memories both overseas and across seemingly countless miles in the U.S. (and a touch of Canada!).
We have cared for each other in sickness, and cheered for each other through physical challenges.
We have leaned on each other through Eric's mother's stroke and grieved together after her passing.
We have mourned babies that might have been and rejoiced at the first cries of Elizabeth Alice and Eric James. Eric tirelessly supported me physically, mentally and emotionally through labor and childbirth, and since those life-changing days, we have celebrated each of our children's milestones together (including Ellie's first day of kindergarten this week).
We have watched each other grow from kids ourselves to parents, both feeling more confident in this new role because the other is by our side.
We have laughed ourselves into hysterics, and wiped away each other's tears.
We have supported each other's ambitions and encouraged each other's dreams.
We have been each other's constant in times of change and upheaval.
We have loved each other. So much.
Thank you, Eric, for this beautiful decade. It is tempting to say it has been the greatest time of my life, but as I look eagerly at the decades still to come for us, I have no reason to believe things won't just keep getting better. Thank you for loving me so completely, for our family and for the life we have built together.
I love you through and through. You are my favorite, my lobster, and my wish come true.
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