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A love letter to my husband, the most wonderful man in my life
Some days ago I was looking through our family photos trying to pick some nice ones to include in a photo book. And as I looked at them I remembered the complaint that I always make when it comes to family photos: that I’m missing from most of them because I am the one taking the picture.
Because you never take pictures of us unless I tell you to. And when you do they often look blurry or they miss the exact moment that I hoped you would capture.
You heard this complaint before. Probably every time when I went through one of our photo albums. And now you’re probably wondering why I’m writing you a letter about this.
But as I was going through the photos this time, something changed. I was looking at the hundreds of family photos from the last years and for the first time, it didn’t bother me at all that I’m missing from so many of them.
Instead, I felt so grateful that you are in almost all of them!
Because these last years haven’t always been easy on us. Because parenthood has challenged our relationship in ways that we never imagined before. And there were times when I was afraid that these struggles will tear us apart.
But you have always been there for me, no matter what! You never gave up on me. And I want to thank you for this!
Thank you for loving me even in the most difficult times of my life! Even in the moments when I wasn’t the wife that I hoped to be.
Thank you for the patience you had in all the moments when things weren’t as we dreamed of. When I was too tired to spend time with you before bedtime. When I was too overwhelmed to be as loving and caring as I used to be.
Thank you for being my biggest supporter through all the hard times! When I struggled to find my balance, when I doubted myself, when I needed someone to believe in me.
You always stood by me. You never gave up on us. And this means more than anything to me!
Thank you for the hugs, for the kind words, for the morning kisses, for the smiles, for the loving way you look at me! For everything you are and everything that I am when I’m with you!
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When I look at our photos, I see you there smiling and I am so grateful for this. You never missed an important moment in our child’s life. You took me to the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. And you gave me so many reasons to pick up the camera and capture happy moments!
It really doesn’t matter if I am in those photos or not. It doesn’t matter if I am in front of the camera or behind it.
All that matters is that you were there and I was there. And we were together, enjoying our child, and building memories that make us smile.
I love you and I want you to be there, in all the happy family photos that I will ever take!
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