To My Husband, On Our Wedding Day

My Dear Husband,

Most personal letters seem to begin with the word “Dear,” and it may often be overlooked. Pay close attention. I mean every word. At this point in our lives, you are mine, and I am yours, to hold close for a lifetime. I am standing up here with you because you are very dear to me. You have spent countless hours by my side, laughing with me, comforting me, listening to me, sharing with me, keeping me company when I’m lonely. I hope we have many many hours to come. Thank you for being so patient with me, for being so concerned for me, for being so thoughtful of me, for being so supportive and accepting of me. You are my best friend. I want to spend my whole life with you. I love you.