I fiddled around all day, trying to think of something just so, to say to the this man with whom I have shared my soul’s truest longings, my mind’s most intimate questions, and my heart’s deepest sorrows—-for these past nine years. I have poured over poetry books to find just the right words and listened to legions of songs, in hopes that someone has captured before, in writing, the love and gratitude I wish to convey to him today.
But alas. I find no words.
They seem weak and inadequate.
I guess i’ll just remind him that I can’t even fathom my days without him.
That I am filled to overflowing with gratitude for his love and protection.
That I don’t take for granted the heavy burden of providing.
That I notice the tenderness with which he fathers.
and faithfulness with which he doctors.
I’ll remind him that most of all, I respect him. And the way he uses his gifts.
And confesses his faults.
He is capable and accomplished. So skilled with his hands. The perfect combination of masculinity, wisdom, and passion.
He’s all that I want.
Just what I need.
More than I deserve.
And I wish him a most Happy Anniversary.
Oh how wonderful, Happy Anniversary and may you have many, many more. Hope your day is super. Hugs, Marty
Hope you two have a wonderful day today! Happy anniversary!
Oh wow, July 7 is also my parents anniversary. 30 years for them.
Happy belated anniversary!
I think you managed to find the right words! Happy Anniversary to my favorite new blog find!
Magic Brush says
I think you said it perfectly. Sounds like you have an amazing husband. Congratulations on your anniversary!
those are the words i was looking for a couple of weeks ago for my anniversary! where were these words when i needed them? haha. this is beautiful.
Umm, could you write my next anniversary post? You did it pretty good yourself!! Happy Anniversary to both of you.
(Hallmark could take a few pointers from this post!) 🙂
Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says
How sweet! Happy Anniversary!
do it yourselfer says
beautifully said! congratulations!
Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂
Frugal Fine Living says
What a wonderful post! Happy Anniversary!
Ruby Red Slippers says
Happy anniversary! What a great tribute to each other-
Well said. Happy Anniversary!
Just lovely! Happy anniversary!
…and many more!
Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful day!
Fantastic….have an awesome Anniversary with your most beloved! God Bless xxx
Queen to my 3 Boys says
I know what you mean. There just aren't the right WORDS to express how we FEEL about someone that dear to us.
TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo says
Happy Anniversary to you both!
What a beautiful post!
Kimm at Reinvented says
Edie, that is the sweetest thing I have ever read. Happy Anniversary!
Jillian, Inc says
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Jeannie Jett says
AAH- you give me warm fuzzies inside. Very well said my southern sista!
you found the perfect words.
Runner Mom says
Happy Anniversary!! Hope your day was wonderful! And…sometimes there simply are no words! 🙂
I am in awe of your wording, in awe of your marirage, and in awe of both of you…….
Happy Anniversary Steve and Edie!
I think you just told him. This post says it all. Happy Anniversary!
What lovely words you have written for your groom. Beautiful!