As of today Jamie and I have been married a decade. Every day, I am thankful that I was lucky enough to meet her.
The accepted knowledge these days is that to have a successful marriage, you have to be two independent people; you are likely to have arguments, but that these can be worked out. That’s not the case for us. Jamie is very much a part of who I am, and the part of who I am that I like the most. And we almost never argue. I thought this was strange at first, and we tried for a few years to start arguments, but it never really worked.
I hope I can be as good a spouse over the next decade as Jamie has been over the last ten years. We’re moving into a new phase in our lives. Jamie, having supported me through graduate school–in every way–is now back in school. I am very proud of the way she has excelled in her law program. I think that she increasingly sees herself through my eyes, and in my eyes she is perfect. We will certainly have new challenges, especially with new members of the family, but even when everything else in my life is unsure, I can always turn to her for certainty.
So many people get married for so many wrong reasons, it’s easy to forget how good it can be. I can’t imagine the last ten years in any other way. If I had the chance to get married to Jamie today, I would jump at it, and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with my love and my best friend.
Jamie: everyone I know already knows this, and I know you know this: I love you and I always will.