Twenty-five years ago I married my best friend. It was the best decision I ever made. I know that sounds corny but it’s true. And the fact he makes me laugh everyday isn’t just a bonus, I think it’s the key. When life gets tough, and trust me, it definitely does, I can’t tell you how much it means to have someone who can share your tears and make you do that ugly half cry, half laugh and remind you that you’re not alone. We’ve raised three children, sent them to college, changed careers, lost parents and a beloved dog. We’ve traveled in good times and stayed home when money was tight. We’ve been booster presidents, team parents and cheerleaders for our kids’ sports and for their personal milestones, like coming out. We’ve shared dreams, disappointments, hopes and failures and yet we give each other the space we need to grow as individuals and become more than we thought we could be.
I don’t share this lightly. I keep to myself when it comes to my private life but today feels important. Today feels like the kind of day that you make sure the people in your life know how much you love them, appreciate them and how grateful you are to be part of their world.
Happy Anniversary to the most beautiful soul I know. Thank you for inspiring me everyday. I look forward to many, many more years. I love you to the moon and back a million times over.
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Happy Reading! Lane xo