Tens years and a lifeline 

Ten years that we’ve been married 

It’s been so much longer though hasn’t it?

Sixteen years together

It feels like both a lifetime and not enough time 

I didn’t know then the difference you’d make in my life

Though I should have 

Looking back I should have noticed the way the air felt different

Thicker and somehow more crisp

How did I miss the way time both stopped and started going by so fast 

I should have known my life wouldn’t be the same

I should have known then that only you could make an outsider like me feel unconditionally loved 

Only you

I didn’t know because I didn’t think unconditional love was real outside of maybe a parents love for their baby

Though I should have known better when I met you

Nothing was the same after that

Looking back over these years

We’ve been through so much

How did we survive it all?

So many ups and so many downs

The only constant has been you 

Exclusively you

You’ve seen me at my very worst too many times to count 

And yet you’re still here

Always just you

I must have done something so very right to deserve you

Whatever it was

I know it wasn’t enough

I’ll spend my whole life

Thanking the universe for giving me you

Only ever you 

‘And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.’

‘ I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.’

3 thoughts on “Tens years and a lifeline ”

  1. Happy Anniversary! What you wrote was so incredibly sweet! I am SO happy you have a husband that is so wonderful and treats you so well, because that is what you deserve! You are an amazing woman that deserves man that stands by your side, no matter what!!!! I hope the two of you had a wonderful day and enjoyed every moment of remember the years together and look back at your wedding day with nothing but smiles and happy thoughts!!!! Much love my dear!!!

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