i write this every year:
“i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)” ee.cummings
Happy Sixnineteen Anniversary Perze. Thank you for entrusting me to carry your heart in my heart these nine years. Never have I regretted that decision 9 years ago, despite not having all our ducks in row. We took a step of faith, the beginning of many steps we’ve taken together that now led us to here.
Thank you for building this life we have together, rooted in a strong foundation, you’ve helped build pillars for our home, providing and protecting the kids and me. Most of all, thank you for not just loving them, but letting them see how faithful you are to me, devoted to our family, and esp. leading our family to know and grow in God- working with me in instilling that importance in their lives.
Thank you for loving me. Even when I am not lovable, not loving is never an option for you, and I am blessed to live life with such a man who loves. Thank you for sacrificing each day so I can take care of our girls this season of our lives and theirs. It’s a priceless gift that I can never repay you.
I love you, Perze. I know you have so many dreams for us, but believe me when I say growing old with you is already the dream I’m living.