One Year Ago…

One year ago today I made a choice that would affect the rest of my life. One year ago today I took a step to be a better person. One year ago today I made a decision that would make my heart and soul feel complete. One year ago today I married my best friend.

Over the last year there have been ups and downs…but they were just growing pains that any couple would have; and the ups have far out weighted the downs.

Over the past year there have been trips to the sun and days the snow wouldn’t let us out of the house.

Over the last year there have been wonderful conversations and moments of awkward silence. There has been laughter and there have been tears of joy and tears of sadness. There have been words of encouragement, words of correction, and always words of love. Through it all there has never been a moment where I have not loved my best friend.

Over the last year I have had my cheesy moments “how do I love the, let me count the ways…” “I love you more than all the words in very book ever written…” but no matter how lame or cheesy they were, it was always said from the heart…because I love you.

I love that you always in courage me. I love that you see a better person in me than I see at times. I love that no matter right or wrong you stand behind me. I love that you are always there with a smile and loving touch. I love that no matter how tired you are you always make time to care for my needs. I love that you are my best friend. I love that you love me.

I would not trade a moment of this last year for anything; it has made me a stronger better person. This last year has given me a deeper understanding of love and relationships. This last year has given me a deeper understanding of myself and of you.

And since over the last year I have given you a card every month on this day, thus using every card in the DC metro area at least once, I will make this post and say thank you. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being there. Thank you for being my best friend. Thank you for allowing me to share your life with you. Thank you for being you. And I say thank you to God (hemdAllah) for giving me this time with you, and for leading me to the one that God made just for me.

I cannot begin to put in to words my anticipation wondering what this next year, and the many years to come, God willing (inshAllah), holds for us.

I love you my Princess…

Happy Anniversary 🙂