Dear Miss Eagle,
Last Friday, January 6th marked the anniversary of the day we first met and began a friendship. I know our first date wasn’t until the 28th of January and we chose to celebrate that day, but I would like to take a moment to remember the conversation that started it all.
The conversation was about an Angelina Jolie movie that we both enjoyed more than a person should. Girl Interrupted. Remember that one? Well our common love for that movie and Miss Jolie lead us to discovering what other interests we shared… other than that and Grey’s Anatomy, there wasn’t much. You were a beautiful, intelligent student, partying every night in the big city. I was the shy girl from a small town who had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. But that night after hours of getting to know you, I knew that you were the one for me and I would be stupid not to pursue you.
You’ve heard this one hundred times already, but that night when I went to bed, I dreamt of you and I ten years down the road. We had two children and were getting family portraits done. I don’t know about you, but I am so very excited to see that dream come to life. I know it won’t be for a while – grad school and then more school and all… – But we’ll get there eventually.
Right now I am taking a break from studying for the most important test of my life – the registration exam that will make me a Nurse. Something we’ve been waiting for, a long time. Although, I should take some credit, I need to thank you for the inspiration you gave me to start something you knew I’d enjoy doing. If not for you, I would still be living in a small town wondering what I should do with my life.
Now that I think about it, I have a lot of “If not for you…” things I should be thanking you for. This whole wedding, for one. Although I did have some ideas, none of the plans would be coming together without your awesome organization skills or your crafty passion. Growing up, I was unlike most girls and didn’t have a dream wedding. But now I’m seeing that I do, and it’s happening in less than seven months. Soon I will have a day where I feel like a princess! And on top of that, I get to marry a princess! It’s going to be amazing and I am so very excited!
I know that right about now you’re rolling your eyes, but I’m feeling a lot of love towards you right now and want to make it publicly known how much I love you and appreciate you and how excited I am to get to marry the most beautiful girl in the world (inside and out).
Happy (sort of) anniversary.
P.S. I didn’t make the bed or clean the litter box today, even though I said I would… and I doubt I’ll do it before you get home. Remember just how much you love me and how cute I am before you decide whether or not to kill me. Have a nice day!