Nine years ago today we were married. That morning, I couldn't wait to see you.
I'm glad I still feel that way.
Remember when I told you - "I saw this dress in a magazine and I know it's the one. I don't even have to try it on." You drove me... in the snow... to the only shop around that carried it. Then you handed me your credit card and said, "Go buy it. I'll wait in the car."
The dress, just as I suspected, was perfect. And knowing it was a gift from you made it even more special.
I remember our vows. You said, "Thank you for choosing me, and for helping me be a better person with you than without." And I said, "If I am to leave this world before you, I hope your eyes are the last thing I see... and your voice the last thing I ever hear."
I'm glad we both still feel that way.
I remember our first dance. "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green.
"Loving you whether times are good or bad or happy or sad..."
Who knew just how true that would have to be. We've survived so much. No one needs to see the list of tragedies in our wake. Let's just keep dancing instead... and focusing on each other. It's kind of all we've got at the moment.
I need my boys... and you need me.
Let's stay together.
Happy Anniversary, Ed.
I love you.