A Letter To My Forever Valentine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hunter Miles,
We've almost been married 3 years and known each other for 8.
That sounds like a pretty long time to me, but I guess I've only known you a third of my life.
The funny thing is, I can't really remember what life was like before I met you.
Since the moment I laid eyes on you, I couldn't get you out of my head.
You know our cheesy little story, how you dove in the pool right as I walked into the backyard and I was completely love struck ;)
I wanted nothing more than to be yours, and I can't believe I somehow fooled you into marrying me, ha!
Falling in love with you was instant. It took hardly any time and absolutely no effort.
I knew I was in love with you when I was only 15 years old, and even though our lives are quite a bit less care free now, I still love you the same way.
Getting married at the ripe ages of 19 and just barely 21 was an easy choice for us to make, but life has sure done it's best to make it harder than we anticpated.
Between you working two jobs and going to school full time, having a vey fussy baby who turned into the cutest needy toddler, and me dealing with post partum depression... I think we can both say it hasn't exactly been a wallk in the park. 
As you put it the other night, "Sometimes life isn't all rainbows and skittles." ha!
But the coolest thing about going through all of this together, is that our love always overcomes each trial we're given.
It takes a real man to love a woman through the hard times and somehow you do it with ease.
I'm always amazed at the love you offer me, how you can literally forget the world just to lean over and kiss me.
I know you have a whole lot on your plate, but even when your plate gets overly full... you take the time out of your day to show me you love me.
Thank you for always forgiving me, for learning with me, and trying your hardest to understand me.
I'm so beyond happy we promised forever together. You're the only one I want to go through it all with.
Remember when we had the world's worst road trip together?
It was the middle of summer and we were in your little jeep going through death valley without air conditioning... ha!
I was newly pregnant, and your contacts dried up from having the windows down the whole time.
Basically, it was rather unpleasant.
I remember a few days after when we could finally laugh about it and our ears stopped ringing, you looked at me and said "yeah that was rough, but I wouldn't want to go through it with anyone else."
There have been so many moments I've thought that to myself, you really are the perfect man for me.
I've written you a whole lot of love letters in our time spent together, but I'll never stop because you deserve to be told how much I love you day in and day out.
So Hunter, you're the best decision I've ever made.
Life has handed us quite a few sour lemons, but with you, it always turns out sweet.
You're my very best friend, my confidant, my forever valentine.
I love you with all that is in me.
Even though I'm tired most days when you come home now, I still look at you with the same lovey dovey eyes I did in my teenage years. 
My heart will never stop beating twice as fast for you Hunter.
I was made for loving you :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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