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A Birthday Letter to AJ

Dear AJ,

I don’t think either of us could have anticipated the new obstacles that came in our second year as fiancés. For the most part, it feels like we’ve been through so much (and we have) that any new challenge wouldn’t be that tough. And I guess in hindsight they haven’t been all that tough.

I think I was naïve and thinking that it would pretty much be status quo until we got married, when we have those new marriage challenges everyone tells us about, but that just hasn’t really been the case the last six months. 

But most of those new obstacles come from new opportunities and pretty huge blessings. I am so proud of you and the way that you have handled your transition and your job and the speed bumps that we have encountered, especially in the last two months.

It takes a lot of courage and a lot of faith in yourself to leave a job that you love, with people that feel like home and seek out new opportunities. And it takes even more courage and strength to recognize that and to seek out new things. It has definitely paid off.

I’m so grateful that now you’re in a position where you’re truly valued and you feel challenged. You feel like you can succeed in bigger and better ways. Now you’re so essential that you’re even being flown all the way across the world, and that’s pretty amazing. Not a lot of people can say that. 

In the next year together, I can’t wait to continue making our new house a home. And continue having a little adventures with you. I also can’t wait to just keep doing what we do best and keep on taking it easy with the bunny and a Turbo at home. 

And of course I’m looking forward to calling you my husband. That feels so crazy to say. I can’t even talk about it, I’m so excited about the next year together.

I think almost weekly, our best day yet is challenged by a new best day. We just seem to have better and better days, better and better experiences and laughter and adventures together. 

But I really think that there’s going to be the best one yet that’ll be pretty hard to beat. And it’s in our future and it’s an eight months away.

I hope that your 25th year is your best year around the sun yet. You make me proud every day to call you mine. I love you more than anything. 



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