This weekend on retreat I watched you playing guitar and heard that voice that I fell in love with 14 years ago.  Butterflies fluttered around inside me even as I held a squirming Gemma and attempted to corral a wily Ellie.  I was flooded with love and joy and gratitude. God surely loves me to have placed you so securely in my heart and woven us together like this.

I love you.  I love this crazy, wild life we’ve been given that – at the moment – is brimming with teething babes, rearranging rooms and change at each turn.  I love how you’ve loved me and continue to love me and push me closer to heaven even when it’s difficult.  Especially when it’s difficult.

Cheers to 14 years! I’m so glad you’re mine. Cheers to 14 years.