A letter to my wife on our Anniversary

Dear Susie,

Today is our one-year anniversary of marriage.  

When I think back to our first date I can't even believe that we're here today!  You had just come back from Vegas and, despite the late hour and how tired you were, you agreed to see me ahead of the "first" date we had planned later that week.

We spent hours flirting and sparring with each other over drinks at 7-West, before I put an end to the evening by making you cry because I felt I had to be honest with you about who all I was dating at the time.  The next morning we sat in your office and you told me that work-Susie liked me, home-from-Vegas- Susie didn't like me, and that weekend-Susie and regular-evening-Susie wanted to give me a shot before you made any decisions about whether you like me or not.

Today, I guess the majority of Susies have agreed that I'm not such a bad guy and one of these days I would love to get another chance with home-from-Vegas-Susie.      

Every day I wake up and feel happy to find you next to me.  I'm thankful for everything that you bring to my life, even those little things that drive me crazy.

I love your style and I love the way you carry yourself.  I love your confidence and I love how you connect with people.  I would have been a fool to not grab you when I had the chance and that has been the best decision of my life.   

You make my life better in a lot of ways: you push me, you take care of me, you advise me, you encourage me,  you make me want to be the best man that I can.  

I adore you.  I try to let you know how beautiful you are every day.  I recognize my faults and I appreciate how you ignore them.   

Thank you for our first year of marriage.  Thank you for being my wife.  Thank you for being with me and thank you for all that you do for me.

I love you and I can't wait to see what comes next for us.