I Love You, Natalie

Dear Natalie,

First of all, happy anniversary of the day we first met, my love, my sweet darling.

Twenty-two years is a long time to be together, to be so closely emotionally connected.  And you mean everything to me.  I know sometimes it's hard for us to say it to each other.  Long days of work, children, and just--it's just hard in the moment to pause for a second, look at each other, and say it.  But I love you.  I love you.

I love you when you are asleep, and I love when I just look at you at breakfast.  I love you when I'm at work, and I love you when you get into bed, tired from the day, letting dreams lull you, your hair settling on the pillow.

So I was thinking a lot about what to get you for a present this year, to celebrate.

I made this for you.  I hope it means as much to you as it does to me.  I'm right here with you, as you play, loving you.  I'll click this first link for you if you want (I know you aren't used to these things!)