Posted By Kathleen David on May 26, 2011
An Open Letter to my Husband on the event of 10 years after our Wedding
Hard to believe 10 years has passed. I can still remember taking my father’s arm to walk down the aisle and feeling a slight tremor in it. I remember turning the corner and everyone stood up but my focus was on you standing there with Harlan, Wally and your dad. My mother joined us and my parents handed me over to you. We used pretty much the traditional vows. We swore in front of G-d and our friends that we wanted to be man and wife.
“Kathleen do you take Peter to be your wedded husband to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love, comfort, honor and keep him for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, be faithful only to him so long as you both shall live?”
I said I do then and I say it even more fervently now.
You have loved me and I have loved you. I love you more each day that passes. You give me so many reasons to love you. And it is the little things that means so much to me. You know me so well. You can tell when I am tired or out of sorts and you try to help. I feel loved and supported.
You comfort me when things aren’t good. You find ways to make me smile or laugh. Sometimes it is just a gentle touch or word that lets me know that you there if I need you.
You honor me in so many ways. You tell others how great I am and how lucky you are. You trust me as a parent and as a confidant. You trust my intelligence and my ability to pack a car for a convention.
We keep each other close to our hearts. We take care of each other in good times but more importantly we have each other’s back in the bad times. In times of feast and famine we find ways to make it work. We known when the chips are down, we are there for each other.
We have had our health problems over the years but that is just part of living. But each of us has been there for the other when the other is not in the best of shape. We have had the joy of our daughter coming into the world. We have dealt with miscarriage. We dealt with your spine deciding that it doesn’t like you much. We have dealt with injuries I gave myself at a younger age that I would honestly love to go back in time and tell myself to avoid because of what happens down the road especially the playing with chemicals in the theater without gloves.
I have no regrets that I took that vow 10 years ago. It was right then and even more so as time goes on. You are my partner, my love, my rock, and my friend. I still want to spend my life with you. I want to continue to have adventures with you. I want to continue to work with you on various projects. I want you by my side as we grow old. We have each other and in that we have the world.
I love you Peter. Happy Tenth Anniversary!
I am betting y’all can tell what I am grateful for today.