I can’t believe that this month we have already been married for 2 years. This time 2 years ago, was the biggest and best day of our lives (up until that moment) and the day passed us by so quickly, I wish we could go back and live that day again, just you and me. I would soak in every moment, everything; every glance, gaze, laugh smile, kiss, if I could live it again I would. I can barely remember the look on your face now when I was walking down the aisle, but I can remember us both messing up our vows in exactly the same place (we were obviously meant to be!)
We still have our childish ways, I catch you watching Pokemon on Netflix when I come home from a day out or when I’m upstairs putting Oliver to bed. I still cuddle my Postman Pat teddy when I go to bed, even though I’m 25, and you hate him because he’s all scratchy! You are still obsessed with your cars and I think your car cleaning habit has reached a new level of crazy in the past 2 years. I wouldn’t change it for the world though (as I do love having a clean car)! My shopping ‘problem’ is getting better, even if you don’t think it is!Just over 18 months ago we planned, hoped and dreamed for a family. We were very lucky and our wish came true very quickly, probably quicker than we planned when I fell pregnant straight away! But this little baby was us turning our love into something even more special, a life. This little life growing in my tummy helped my family through the sadness of losing my Grandpa, he gave us hope and something to look forward to. That is why he has my Grandpa’s name as his middle name. Grandpa would have loved to have met him, and I am so glad we were able to tell him we were having a baby before he passed away. It’s amazing to think this year we have spent a whole 10 years together. I would never have thought that that Stuart, who kept harassing me at school and made my best friend swap places with you in the school photo, just so you could stand next to me, would have been the man I married and started a family with. You’re the boy who stood by me through my parents divorce, my nursing training, my dads sudden passing and offered me a shoulder to cry on, you know how I am feeling without words passing between us. You’ve had hard times too, both your grandfathers passing away, having your dad move to France and your mum to Wales, and I have stood by you and supported you through these times. You’re an amazing daddy, better than I could ever have imagined. You dote on our little boy so much, you can see the love in your eyes everytime you look at him. I love how excited you are to see him and hold him when you get in from a long day at work, and how he reciprocates your feelings. I love that you can manage to get him to nap, when I have tried everything, how you take him downstairs in the mornings if he’s awake and I want a bit more sleep. Your nappy disposing skills still need a bit of work (nappies go in the bin, not on the changing table!) but I suppose we can’t all be perfect! I love that you want to push the pram or wear him in the sling, you want to be involved in his life. I love the way you’re always trying to better our lives together, and try your hardest to make our lives the best they can be.
Who knew how much your life can change in 2 years of marriage, but we still have a whole lifetime of life changing years ahead of us and we are just at the start of our journey together. I love you Stu.
(Now I need to come up with a suitable present, it’s cotton, and I’ve been told I’m not to spend much. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!!)