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A Letter to Jon

Dear Jon,

There are so many things I want to say, but I have a really hard time wording them. So rather than trying to say it all, I am going to write it down.

Jon, two years ago, I never would have guessed we would be in the position that we are in now: married, with a baby, and in school. In just two years, I have gotten to know you so much more. Before we got married, I knew you were kind, loving, and supportive, but in the past two years, it has been incredible to see all of that in action. You have been supportive of all of my ambitions, even if it wasn’t the best timing for our family. You are always my shoulder to cry on when I have had a rough day. Recently, when I went through everything that I did with school, you were there for me. You delivered my letter to them, and you went with me when I couldn’t face them by myself. You were my rock, and you continue to be.

When we moved, and I was so stressed that it made me sick. You were there, calm and steady. That is something that I admire so much about you. Your willingness to be the rock when I can’t, to let me lean on you when I need to. At the same time, I hope you know that you can lean on me in your times of weakness and in your times of stress.

Jon, I love the way you laugh at cheesy jokes, and one of my favorite things is to hear you tell me about different movies, and directors that you have an obsession with. I also love to hear you talk about all of the different music you listen to. And you are so talented! The first time I heard you play the guitar, I loved it, in all of its cheesyness. I also love your laugh. I live to hear you laugh when you find a funny meme of your phone, or when you read a text from your buddy Spencer.

Speaking of laughter, you have an uncanny ability to make me laugh when I am down. You also know exactly where to tickle me, so that I am laughing so hard that I am crying. You also give the best hugs in the world.

When you found out you were going to be a dad, I will never forget the look on your face. You were so excited. And when Jackson was born, while it was so surreal for both of us, and with everything that happened the week he was born, I saw how great of a father you were. Now Jackson is one year old, and it amazes me to see you with him every day. He absolutley adores his daddy! And you are so great with him! You make him laugh all the time, and he loves it when you chase him down the hall, or play little games with him. His face always lights up when you walk in the room, or when he sees you out the window. I know that as he grows up, he will have the most amazing example to look up to, and he will always know that you love him. I can’t wait to see you with our next child/children.

I love you so much! Even when you respond to me calling you a jerk! 😉 I love our love story. And, even though it makes me look bad, I love hearing you tell the story of our first kiss, and how I “mauled” you while we watched The Vow. In my defence, you were quoting the movie in my ear, it was very romantic! A kiss was inevitable.

And and almost three years ago, when you proposed, I will always love how you did it, and the reflection pool by the Salt Lake LDS temple will always hold a special place in my heart.

Jon, one thing that I really love and appreciate you for, is dealing with my anxiety and depression. You help me through it, and love me through the mood swings, and you support me through all the struggles. I know, if it is a bad day, that I can come to you and tell you everything. You know me inside and out, and you don’t judge, you just love me for me, and I really appreciate that.

You are my world. You are the reason I am happy. You keep me happy, you keep me motivated, and you are an amazing husband. You are great at helping around the house, and of course doing my least favorite chore (dishes.) I love you babe, happy anniversary!

Love Always,

Heather.

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