A year ago today you stood before God, family, and friends and promised always to stand by my side.
And yet, my love, I remember a promise made earlier that has much deeper meaning for me. A promise made in private, that no law, religious or civil bound you to keep. On a quiet evening you looked into my eyes and spoke these words, I will do whatever it takes, so that when you look back on your life, you can say ‘I had a beautiful life’. No man has ever worked more diligently, more tirelessly, to keep a promise.
But, my darling, you have already given me a beautiful life. On this day, one year ago, you guaranteed my happiness when you took my hand in yours and called me your own.
I look into your eyes, and I see an honest man. I see the bravery of a soldier. I see the charm of a farm boy. I see the intellect of an academic. I see my future. I see you, my love.
No matter what life brings us, I will always be thankful to God for the time he has given me with you. You will forever be the man who gave me a beautiful life.
I love you.