I have loved him since I was a girl. Now I have loved him longer than I have not loved him. He is not perfect, we do not love each other perfectly, but we are doing our best. Loving him has made my life bigger and more beautiful than I could make it. His love for me has brought out the best in me, inspired me, and been the fertile ground where I can flourish.
I am a fiery plant: temperamental, passionate, impatient, insecure, and angry. I remember today, 16 years in, thankful to the mystery that orchestrated this exciting, magical, adventure of love. I am thankful we can celebrate that our love can overcome the obstacle that is marriage.