a letter to the man who holds a thousand days.


To Deacon,

–I did not write you a letter on your birthday this year like I’ve done every year since 2011. This was partly because I actually got to spend the day with you this year, since it fell on Easter Break. I was going to write one that night, but I didn’t. I didn’t know what to say.

–A few days later, I realized that we will have almost been together three years by our wedding date. And that’s when I wondered when our 1000 day mark was. I did some calculation and I found out that it fell on today. May 14th, 2014. So I decided to wait and do your letter today.

–(Also, I can’t get this song out of my head because of it. I know days and years are two separate things, but I guess since we’ve made it this far, a thousand years is our next goal.)

–I hope you don’t mind and I hope you know I did not forget about you. I could never forget about you.

–(Sidenote: I actually did write you a letter on your birthday, but I gave it to you instead of making it a blog post.)

–So, you’re 20 now. For exactly a month, we are both 20. And in 4 days, I’ll be a cougar again. =)
This, I do not mind. Because you are much more mature than me; you know much more than me, you are the one who can fix anything. You’re the one that takes care of me, not the other way around.

–You’ve been taking care of me since I was 17. Since then, I think my soul has molded to yours.
I wouldn’t be who I am without you helping me, fixing me. Going on long car rides while we listened to music and you held my hand. Stopping by McDonalds late the night before I graduated college because you know it was my Friday tradition. And you sat there beside me, in the least romantic of dining areas, and listened to every word I said, understood every word I said. No one else would have understood everything I was feeling at the moment, but you did.

You made that square table behind the trashcans the most romantic and comfortable place in the world.

–You and I have not gotten the chance to talk to each other much in recent weeks due to the raging realm of finals. I hate it. But you come home tonight and we get married exactly two months from Sunday. We will never have to be apart for so long again.

–Even so, I find joy in the little moments we’re able to share with each other, like when you call me all excited because you saw a baby bunny on campus. You are the sweetest person I know; you have such a pure, wonderful heart. You make me take notice of all the little joys around me, too.

–I’m so excited to see you tonight. We have a l…

You just called me and stopped mid-sentence to tell me about a bunny you saw. You said, and I quote, “This bunny looks a little older. An aged hare.”

I love you so much.

–And now, a few photos from the past few months:

Thank you for always, always being there for me.
Love you and see you soon,

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