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Sometimes, when I get too deep into my head, I go down the rabbit hole of worry and doubt. Am I doing what I’m supposed to be doing in this life? Am I not doing enough? Am I where I’m supposed to be? If I had moved outside of this city I love by now, maybe things would be easier. Life wouldn’t be as expensive and maybe I’d have a savings account with a larger balance. Maybe I would have been able to travel more. Or maybe we’d own a house (with our own washer and dryer, of course).
But then I hear your voice in my head, saying “Be thankful, for we are truly blessed.” And just like that, I’m out of the rabbit hole and smiling. You couldn’t be more right. We are truly blessed, and have been given far too much in this life to not be thankful.
More than anything, I am thankful for you. And because of you, I know that I am right where I should be. We may not have a house, but we have more than we could ask for. We have a cozy apartment, and a furkid that makes it cozier. We have plenty of date nights at our choice of any one of the city’s amazing restaurants, and a long list of restaurants to try that we’re constantly adding to. We have our health, and while I may never enjoy the 5:55am car ride to the gym, we support each other in putting our health first. We have friends, happy hours, concerts, mid-day chocolate chip cookie dates, and an amazing family that supports us. And just because you like to see me smile, we also have Little Mermaid sing-a-longs, complete with me wearing a King Triton crown, which makes you smile.
We have each other.
I get the opportunity to do life with you, and that is my biggest blessing. Lazy Sunday mornings, evenings cuddling on the couch watching Parenthood and Scandal, our attempts at going on spontaneous adventures when we have a day with no plans, making grocery lists together to prepare for the week ahead, and waking up to you every morning. No matter where life takes us, I’ll be glad to be there with you.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Hunny! I love you – XOXO!