Posted By Kathleen David on May 26, 2012
Another year has passed and I love you more than I did a year ago. This year has had its up and downs. There have been some great, incredible ups and some seriously down downs but we have gotten through it with each other to support the other and have the other’s back. We have laughed together, cried together, held each other and had a lot of fun.
This year for our anniversary we decided, at pretty much the last minute, to come on down to Jacksonville so Caroline and I could see the Sun-Ray Cinema and Shana and Tim. Today we have plans to go with the girls and see a big cat sanctuary called the Catty Shack and see the animals there. Caroline is looking forward to this. Yesterday we saw MiB 3 (Men in Black 3) at Shana and Tim’s movie theater and had a really good dinner there. It was funny seeing the scene that we saw shot under the FDR drive in context and on the big screen. This is the first family vacation we have taken that has not been attached to a convention in a very long time.
I want you to know that I appreciate all that you do for me and for our family. You love and support me in what I want to do. We collaborate on different things and can use each other as a sounding board and know that we will get honest answers from the other party about our work. I trust your judgment and you have a good eye for the visual as well as the written word.
You know when I need a break and you take over things that needed to be done and get them done. It makes me feel loved that I know I don’t have to worry that things won’t be done if I can’t get to them. You know me both the good and the bad parts of me and accept both. You know when to just let me alone and when to be there for me. I know that I can trust you with anything. There are times that you know me better than I know myself.
Life is very much an adventure with you. We do cool things and met cool people. There are times that I sit back and look at what is going on around me and I smile because never in my life did I expect to be where I am and who I am with.
Our Caroline is turning into a lovely young lady. She has self confidence and self-esteem that you helped build in here. I love just watching the two of you together. I love it when you are working while sitting on the couch and she is curled up next to you with her head on your side. It is a sight that brings warmth to my heart. She trusts us to be there for her and I know in my heart of hearts that we always will be.
You were commenting the other day how we have gotten to the shorthand part of our relationship where we finish each other’s sentences, say things at the same time, or convey what we mean with fewer word because the other party is already finished the sentence in their head correctly. That is comforting to me. We are in sync on so many things.
We still teach each other things which is nice that after 11 years we have things that we didn’t know about the other person. And we learn things together.
That word “together” really sums us up. We are together and enjoy being together each day of our married life. And together I am sure we will achieve so much more over the coming years.
I love you Peter David and I am proud to be your wife.
PS: I am so very grateful to have you in my life.