Over the last year I fell in love with him all over again. We found trust and respect for each other. WE learned to understand and forgive the past. Learned to love and support our differences and our hobbies. He is my best friend.
I am so grateful that I was brave enough to agree to a second chance. The choice to remarry him was the right one. Our family is closer than it has ever been. We are closer than we have ever been.
Marriage isn't always easy. Two people facing the world together will always result in differences of opinion. We are learning to use conflict as a tool to bring us closer and help us to know each other better. We are far more open with each other than we ever used to be. We are not afraid to ask the hard questions, to bring up issues, and deal with conflicts. We have been in the worst place a marriage could ever go, and never want to get back there. Ever.
I love Matthew with a love deeper than I ever thought I could feel for another person. He gets me and he lets me be myself. He supports me in how I choose to spend my life and my time. He is a good father and a wonderful husband. He helps me with the dishes. He works incredibly hard to support our family. He helps us to make and keep the goals we have together. He confides in me and lets me confide in him. He lets me see all sides of him and trusts me with his heart. He loves me and shows it daily. I couldn't ask for more, and I try to do the same for him.
There is no other man I could imagine spending the last eight years with. I am so proud to call him my husband, and so grateful to have him by my side through this life. Happy Anniversary, my Love.
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