Because of You

My wife,

I love you. I love you more than the days are long. I love you deeper than the furthest depths of the ocean. Every night when the sun sets and the moon rises into the night sky, I wonder how it could possibly be that you are next to me. I’m so thankful that you are the woman God has blessed me with – you are my angel.

These last two years have been so full of heartbreak that it almost doesn’t seem possible to be in the place we are as a couple. Losing so many people close to us could have ripped us apart, but instead we used it as a fabric to wrap around us and draw us closer. We’re so much stronger today than we ever have been, and we’re learning so much about who we are as a family by talking about our lives and walking our paths together. And it’s all because of you.

Because of your love I have found myself again, and am using your strength as an inspiration to reach into people’s hearts through Jonah’s memory. Because of your giving heart we’ve opened our house to help friends and family who needed a place to go. The struggle we’ve worked through has shaped and molded a woman who’s resolve is hard as steel; something I’m working hard to emulate. You’re my rock and my anchor, my love and my best friend, and the only person on this beautiful creation who could make me feel like this every single day.

On this Mother’s Day, I hope you feel a strength that has been forged through fire and a love that burns with hope. I hope that you look back at all of the people who have come into our world and realize that you have had an impact on them just by being who you are. I hope that when you think of our son you have memories of love and adoration, knowing that all of the things that have come through him are all because you made it possible. There is no love like that of a mother for her child, and he felt it every day he had with you.

One day, almost six years ago now, you said yes and my world changed in ways I’ve only begun to experience. Because of you, we get to find out about all the joys life has to offer, and we’ll do it hand in hand every step of the way. I loved you then, I love you now, and I’ll love you always. Thank you for being the difference in my life.

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