A Love Letter to My Husband

Liz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding DayLiz Adams Chicago Blogger Wedding Dayadams-0637 Dear Dave,

Today is our second wedding anniversary! How did that happen? It feels like yesterday and also feels like forever ago. So much has changed since September 20, 2014. I look back at our wedding photos with tears in my eyes (it was the BEST day) and think about how wonderful life was when it was just you and I.

Over the past few years we have been busy. Working on our relationship, planning our wedding, building our own businesses, working on our computers late at night, cooking up a baby and finding our new normal as parents. It hasn’t always been easy and sometimes I look back at our wedding photos and think about how carefree our lives were. The only thing to focus on was us and that’s exactly what we did. It was the best.

In 8 days our son will be one. For the last year we have had to put our relationship to the side to focus on keeping our child alive, make sure we are being good parents to C and Webster, hope that we are teaching Charlie and making sure he feels love at all times as we continue to work on our businesses and sleep when we can. It hasn’t been easy. Especially those first few months when I wasn’t myself. I took my emotions out on you and created even more distance between us. My type A personality got the best of me as I thought I had this parent thing down. When I struggled with some depression and sadness the first two months of Charlie’s life I didn’t want to believe it. I was supposed to be an amazing mom.

You on the other hand have always been an amazing dad. Since the day Charlie was born and your eyes filled with tears. I knew you were going to own this roll. You have always been the most sincere, genuine, optimistic, charismatic, thoughtful and sensitive person in moments when I’m not. You bring out the best in me on days when I feel like the walls are caving in. You are always content. You never want more. You are exactly who I hope Charlie grows up to be and I feel so lucky that I get to call you my husband.

So on our two year wedding anniversary, I can say that a lot has changed. As much as I loved the days before, I wouldn’t trade this life we have for anything in the world. Learning to be parents with you has been the most humbling and hilarious experience. I fall more in love you everyday, watching you be a dad to Charlie. I am so proud of the person that you are – you are driven, you are kind and you are selfless.

There is a quote from one of our favorite movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” where George Bailey’s brother Harry toasts to ‘his brother George, the richest man in town.” That is you. If wealth was measured in friends, you would be the richest man in town. I don’t know how I got so lucky to be your wife but spending forever with you won’t be enough. Happy Anniversary!

I love you, Dave!

Love,
Liz

Photos by Tim Tab Studios.

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  1. I have tears in my eyes – what an honest and heartfelt letter. Congratulations on your anniversary!!

    xJulia

  2. And cue the tears. This was so sweet and heartfelt Liz. Happy happy Anniversary to you both!

  3. Cue all the tears! My wedding is in a month, and I can’t believe it.

    You guys are so sweet. Thanks for sharing your precious relationship with your readers.

    shannoninthecity.com

  4. Crying… I have an 18 month old and have been married 3 years and we JUST learned we have another on the way! I totally related to your letter – thank you for sharing

  5. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to Charlie! This brought tears to my eyes- I relate so much to your pre/post baby experience. Here’s to many more amazing years and adventures!

  6. I always love these personal posts Liz! Such a well written one and happy anniversary to you guys!

  7. This is seriously so sweet Liz! I remember when you first shared your wedding pictures. A lot has changed in the past 2 years. I love watching your snaps and stories with Dave. It’s clear you both have a lot of fun and love for each other.

    Those first few months with a new baby can be so tough on a relationship. Like really, really hard. So much harder than I expected. I can tell you it’s easier with your second. Our mantra has been “we’re on the same team.” No matter how snippy I am from being sleep deprived, that one phrase brings me immediately back to him.

    Happy anniversary!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing. It looks so pretty from the outside. You are amazing. I love seeing your blog. It means so much to me. Thank you for being honest, you and your family are beautiful.

  9. Love Love Love this. We just celebrated our fourth anniversary and our little guy is about to turn one in October. All of this…

    We also love Tim Tab and Bethany. They’ve captured our wedding and first photos with Henry. Such an amazing couple and so incredibly talented. Love to see a shout out to them!

  10. Congratulations! you guys seem like a great couple!
    More years of happiness for you!
    Lovely letter Liz!

  11. This is beyond beautiful & brought tears to my eyes!! Happy Anniversary to you both!!

  12. Such an open and lovely letter! Congratulations and here’s to many more years! P.S. My boyfriend and I have a tradition of watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve. Great movie!

  13. I love this post (and all of yours – you are my favorite blogger)! Your honest and sincere words brought tears to my eyes. It’s strange to say and admit, but I experienced depression the first few months after I got married. Life is strange, the curve balls it throws us, but sweet for sure! I am visiting Chicago this weekend with my husband of a year and a half. It is both our favorite city and we are excited to go and cheer on the cubs from the local bars. If you have any must-do’s for us, please share. Xo