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Dear Kyle…

Dear Kyle,

I absolutely love our little life together. From our bright and cheery apartment, to our lazy evenings watching movies, to the way we chat and laugh about our crazy encounters each day. It’s so wonderful.

I love that glowing look you get in your eyes right before you tell me you love me. And even though it happens quite often, it never—ever—gets old.

I love that you have faith in my dreams, and stomp my doubts into the ground. I love that when I’m up at 11 PM worrying about a sore throat, convinced it’s a life-threatening disease, you’re always there to tell me that you’re 99.99% positive I’m perfectly healthy. And it’s always sincere, never snappy.

You’re much better at saying thank-you and sorry than I ever will be—though you inspire me to try.

You are considerably more selfless than I deserve. You offer to make dinner and clean up the house just so I can write, quilt, or merely relax.

I love that we get excited about the same little things. The simple things—a trip to The Upfront Theatre, Tim’s jalapeno chips, frozen yogurt, a new episode of Suits. We’re so alike, and so different, in all the right ways.

I love that you ask me how I’m doing—for no reason. Just because you want to make sure I’m feeling okay.

Of course, sometimes, we end up in knock-down drag-outs (okay, not quite), but we’re the best at laughing about them later. That’s when that sarcasm I love comes out. When we often quote one of Michael Scott’s best moments—“How do you tell someone you love ‘I told you so?’”

And then there are those times when you forget your phone in your car, I don’t hear from you, and I start to worry. Or the times you lose your keys and make us late for work. However, I can’t overlook the fact that I do all of those same things, and you never seem to get upset with me.

I love that you inspire me to be more like Jesus. More patient, kind, forgiving, loving, and loyal.

And most of all, I love that you are an incredible man of God. A man who holds true to his convictions, and strives to lead our marriage down the path of the plan God has for us.

Often I feel that I don’t deserve such an incredible husband—especially at such a young age. Though you often remind me that you feel the same way. We feel equally blessed—and I love that. I love us. I love our life together. I love you. Don’t you ever forget that.

Your Wife

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