“Since this was the first place I told you I loved you, I wanted this to be the place I asked you to marry me. Will you marry me?”
I was truly shocked. I didn’t see it coming at all. It was my dream come true, seeing him on his knee before me, our sweet dog on my lap, asking me to spend the rest of my life with him, at the place he told me he loved me for the first time.
I would do it all over again. A million times.
This year marks 20 years since we came into each other’s lives. We were younger, he had more hair, I had much less of me (ha!) and we were madly in love, ready to take on the world, start a family, and grow old together.
It truly has been my fairy tale come true. Although not always easy, nor without some pain along the way, out of our love came three beautiful boys that will be our legacy and carry on our love long after we’re gone.
He is truly my best friend. I love him in a deeper way than I ever thought I could. He’s loved me through sickness and in health, and now with his cancer, I can say the same. We’ve stuck through “richer” and through “poorer” together. And I believe with all of my heart we’ll make it until death do us part.
Love isn’t easy all of the time. Love can be messy and hard. But love is always worth it. Fight for love! It’s worth it.