Dear Husband.

I am so blessed to have you in my life.

Someone asked me the other day when I knew that you were "the one". And I had a hard time coming up with an answer. Mostly because you really weren't one of many - you were the first and the best and the one that I saw myself with forever - in that sixteen-year-old, first boyfriend kind of way. But I'm lucky because, in a world where most sixteen-year-old dreams fade and die, mine came true. Every moment, every milestone has been better than I could have imagined.

Which is the way with God, I'm finding. He's known what's best for me before I even knew your name. He had this path for us before I fell in love with you, this career and this city. It hasn't always been easy, but it has been beautiful.

I know that I can face anything if you're by my side.

So to better answer the question, I guess I'd say that there have been many moments in which I knew that you were the one that I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. None of them are earth-shattering, awe-inspiring glimpses of fate. I'm not sure that that happens very often for anyone (though I think it's what many are waiting for). Instead, the simple moment comes in late evening, when I'm tired and cranky and you rub my head as I fall asleep. It comes on the subway, as you usher me in before you with your hand on my lower back. It comes when you smile at me across a crowded room, or tell me that you love me before I leave for work or as we laugh at the same joke.

In high school the moments displayed your patience, determination, loyalty and sense of humor. It was when you spelled out "I Love You" in Twizzlers on the driveway. When you dropped love notes in my locker. When you wanted me back after our college breakup.

And there was that moment when you got out of the car in the rain in a Little League parking lot, stood in front of me with your hands shaking and pulled out a ring. I think that might have been the best moment of all.

I love you, Bumsquonch. Thank you for being mine.


  1. Beautiful tribute to your hubby. :)
    I love reading posts where wives say such awesome things about their spouse. We live in a world full of divorce and complaining and bitterness... it's refreshing to hear and read about stories that are so much ... NOT like that.

  2. Thank you, Mrs. T! And to answer the question on the last post - yes and no. I'm working at a PR agency right now until August, when I'll continue there or at another agency in the city! Husband works in finance and pharmaceuticals, so the city is a good place for him to be, too. :)

  3. Aw, i love this! sweetest things ever <3

  4. Awww so sweet... and I couldn't agree with you more, it's def those sweet little everyday moments that matter the most :)


  5. such a beautiful post. your blog is absolutely lovely! new follower:)



  6. This is beautiful. I know exactly what you mean.

  7. This is wonderful. It's amazing to me how God uniquely writes our love stories. Loved hearing about yours!

    Thanks for stopping by Love is the Adventure! Feel free to come back any time. :)

  8. Omg Stevie...this post is so sweet! I swear I wanted to cry. lol What a beautiful love story.

    Thank you for dropping by and following. I love your blog and following now! :)

    btw, I love NYC! We were there last weekend celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary! Next time we go I have to ask you for some good spots to hit up! :)


  9. Sooo sweet!! I said said "awwww!" about 20 times.

    XO Lindsay

  10. Ahh I just got really emotional. My fiance and I also started dating when we were 16 and I feel the same way about knowing he was "the one". In a way, I always knew, but at the time I thought it was probably just teenage love. Now, 7 years later, we're still together and getting married next year :) This is so sweet and it's nice to read your perspective on it since it's hits so close to home.

    Love that shot of central park too!

  11. This is so sweet and I can totally relate to much of it. Hub & I were each others firsts too! Love your blog, thanks for stopping by mine. New follower!


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