Dear Captain Awesome,

Let’s start by saying we have been together forever. Some days it feels like it and others it feels like it was a blink of the eye. For now we will not count the YEARS of dating we did before getting married, and focus on the life we started together on June 14, 2008. SEVEN years ago! We have done, seen and been through so much these past 7 years. We have been in two houses and have had 2 kids. Can we even remember who we were back in 2008? Do those people exist anymore? You haven’t really changed. Although more responsible of course and an amazing dad I think you are still the same guy I have been best friends with all these years. Me on the other hand? I think I’ve changed. Motherhood will do that. I feel like we were more carefree back then, but maybe I have never truly been care free? As you would say I have always been nutty!

Some people would say there is something called the seven year itch, but I can honestly say that I don’t have it. If we are being honest I am living the life that I have always wanted and I have you to thank for that. I feel blessed every day that I get to be home with our children. Yes I may complain sometimes, but who doesn’t? It’s because of you and all your hard work that this is possible. In a world with money is the goal and family time gets put on the back burner I am thankful that you GET how important family truly is. You are there for us every day. You take my phone calls even though you are busy while you are at work, and you make it home in time for a family dinner basically every night. After that, you play with our children. I promise  you it is something they will remember and cherish just as I do.

Not everyone gets to travel through life with their best friend but I do. I love that we could be doing the most mundane thing (which is pretty much every day/night) but I am content because I am doing it with you. Don’t get me wrong…you can drive me absolutely bat SH%^ crazy sometimes…lots of times…but I’m used to it by now. We have been growing together since 2001 and I am happy that I love the “grown up” that you’ve become. From a crazy frat boy and sorority girl I think we have grown and followed the same path to who are today.

I can’t believe it’s been 7 years since I walked down the aisle to take your hand. It was such a special day. Although some days it feels like forever ago, today it feels like I blinked and we are here. I have a feeling the next seven will go just as fast.

I love you

Jen