I reached out on that frigid Saturday night, 15 pounds underweight and one day out of the hospital, afraid that if I didn’t I would be missing out on the one person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. And I was right. You made me forget I was pale, underweight, full of hives, with IV scars all over my arms. You saw me, as me >> a spirit, a soul, a girl that amounted to more than the exterior signs of defeat. I searched my entire life for someone to see me, really honestly see me, and through your reading glasses in the dim lit restaurant—you did. And you always see me, even when I don’t want to be seen, even when it would be so much easier to shut the world out, you see me and make sure that I am never alone.
So I vow to always see you. In every decision I make, in every moment of happiness, in every moment of sadness. When we are winning and when we are desperately losing, I will see you, my one, and I will trust, honor and respect you. Always putting you first, always making you my first priority. I will never walk out, go to bed angry, hide, run or give up. I promise to face everything, good and bad, with you head-on. Together. I trust you more than I have ever trusted any other human being, so I know that we will get through anything that this crazy life holds in store for us.
And now there is nothing that I almost wish I’d said the last time I saw you.
I see you. Now and forever. And will never, ever stop seeing you as my human that I’m meant to spend the rest of my life with. I will stay by your side for the rest of our lives, your faithful, awkward, loving wife.