As we celebrate 12 years of marriage, I want to say how much I love and appreciate Sam. What I most treasure is how well he knows me.
Sometimes he critiques my writing and tells me how deep I am. Sometimes he even refers to my brilliance. But what he’s really telling me is that I have failed to articulate what I wanted to say, that I haven’t said it in such a way that people can understand it or relate to it. I haven’t made it real or graspable.
He reminds me that he knows what I’m saying, because he knows me. He can fill in all the blanks. Even when I fall short of explaining how I feel, he knows. Sometimes he even helps me to better understand it.
That’s the love we’re looking for. That’s the love we long for. We want to be seen, known, understood. We want somebody to get us!
Thank you, Baby, for getting me. And Happy Anniversary! With all my heart, all my mind, and my very soul, I love you.