Here are mine:
When I first met you I immediately felt at ease, like you were one of the good guys that I could trust. Just months later I knew you were the one when you met my family and they didn’t scare you off. Not only that but you clicked so well with aunt Audrey which really meant a lot to me since you couldn't meet my mom because she'd already passed away.
Once you were in good with my family you started really putting on the charm and we dived head first into this relationship. I can vividly remember one our first picnic in a Philly park. I was so excited to spend the afternoon in the elements with my new man. While at the park you gifted me a beautiful tennis bracelet and in typical millennial fashion I had to take a selfie to solidify that it happened. As I was trying to take the picture you whispered one of your typical inappropriate jokes into my ear and made my eyes smile so bright.
Besides your ability to make me smile, what I love the most about you is the love and respect you have for your mother. I knew very early on that you’d be a great man because of the way you treated her. Despite the false taunts we endured about you being a "momma's boy" I knew that you were honoring her the way the Bible advises us to treat our parents.
Your faith in God is admirable, I mean its stronger than any I've ever seen. I've never witnessed you worry about anything, even in troubled times, you trust that God will see us through and you hasn't been wrong yet.
Through that faith you’ve helped me to grow into the women I am today, and I don’t mean just by teaching me to professionally curse people out. Since the first day we met you’ve supported my dreams and showed me how to really harness my God given gifts. With your support I’ve been teaching for 7 years and am working towards earning my third degree. I couldn’t imagine going through this journey without you.
Now don’t get me wrong, this journey hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies. With all of the love we have for each other it still frustrates me like crazy that your so "emotion-less". You were definitely raised to be a man's man and it shows. Although you swear you show emotion and are vulnerable I’m willing to bet you’ll be straight faced when we bring our first child into this world sometime in 2021.
God has allowed us to make it to 7 years together and for that I have seven promises to you:
I promise to give you a junior or at least have fun trying.
I promise to cook at least 3 times a week although I think take-out taste just as good.
I promise to continue to be your light in this sometimes dark and crazy world.
I promise to love and honor you, but not obey you because that's a little creepy. The only thing I want to obey is my thirst. Get it?
I promise to root for any team that Lebron is on, unless his team is playing against the Philadelphia 76ers, in that case I’ll root for them.
I promise that as your wife I won’t keep score, even though I’m definitely winning.
Most importantly, I promise to always keep God first and you second, even after we have children.
I’ll love you for an eternity, not just in this life. When all of these worldly things have fallen away I want to introduce my husband to my mother in heaven and hear her say “welcome to the family”.