Open letter to my husband just before our third anniversary

Photo by Rebekah Kamsky Photography

Photo by Rebekah Kamsky Photography

Hey Dermz,

So here we are. It’s been almost 3 years since that magical day when I married the man of my dreams.

It’s funny now to think how I thought we had the next few years planned out.

And how completely differently things turned out.

But I know things are turning out just the way they were always meant to turn out.

In a funny way I’m grateful for every bump we’ve hit along the way, for all the things that didn’t quite go the way we hoped they would.

Because they’ve brought us to this place.

Right where we need to be.

And because they’ve made us who we are.

Not only you as Dermot and me as Johanna.

But us as us too.

The path hasn’t been what I thought it would be.

But it was definitely the one we needed to find all along.

And I’m so happy and excited to be on this journey with you.

Of all the paths in the world, if I had to choose a thousand times over, I would always choose to be walking this path with you.

And today I really want to thank you for always being so supportive.

When life gets messy, thank you for always remaining calm and cheerful.

For making me laugh even when it feels as though there’s nothing much to laugh about.

And thank you for being as excited as I am about what’s yet to come.

I can never thank you enough for reminding me that even if things aren’t quite as we planned them, they’re just the way they were always meant to be.

Thank you for teaching me time and time again the true meaning of the words “for better or for worse”.

And thank you for making even the not-so-happy days happy.

So what does it matter if sometimes I find a stray peanut on our kitchen floor? As I said last year, I’ll still get annoyed and I’ll still nag about things like that, because that’s what I do and you might worry if I didn’t. But I realise more and more how unimportant these things are. 

So thank you, I love you and here’s to many more happy years together x x x