July 5th is our day.
The anniversary of the day we met in 1997.
The anniversary of the day we married in 2002.
14 years to be in love.
9 of them married.
This year to celebrate, we, um...kind of didn't.
You helped some people move last minute, and I was feeling sick.
You brought me a mango smoothie and said, "we'll make it up tomorrow."
And then life kept going, really fast...and each day that passed
More than once we've laughed about how un-celebratory we've been.
We say things like, "next year - for our 10 year/15 year - it's going to be big, we'll do it right!"
Or if we have a little time alone together, we smile knowingly and say,
"this is for our anniversary." :)
Life isn't easy.
Sometimes it's downright brutal.
But there is one thing, that even a midst trials I've never taken for granted.
That is, that our relationship is easy.
Meaning drama-free and love-full.
I say that with eyes wide open,
and a personal belief that it's not necessarily something we can take 100% credit for.
And so I see you as my perfect-for-me love,
the person I'd want with me on a deserted island,
and any other cliche-ish thing you want to add in here.
But mostly, I see you as a blessing.
Loving you, and feeling your love for me has always been,
a gift from above.