Today marks one whole year since we stood hand in hand in front of our beautiful friends and family promising to spend the rest of our lives together. The love I have for you makes me want to write you a love song buuutttt I don’t have a musical bone in my body so a love letter will have to do.
It has been a whirlwind twelve months – honeymooning in Bali, building a house, raising three kids, growing a fourth, a holiday to New Zealand, what felt like endless sickness and all the other normal life stuff that being a family brings.
We have fought way more than I care to admit and I know that our life together isn’t always easy but there is no one I would rather go through all the ups and downs with.
When we first met I sent you off on your trip to America and Europe with some love letters. I had a read over them yesterday and (after I recovered from my sickening sweetness) it reminded me of just how hard and fast I fell in love with you.
One of the quotes I used was “I love you, I will love you until I die and if there is life after that, i’ll love you then” and I still feel exactly the same.
We are on the home stretch with only a few months until (hopefully in this order) we move into our new home, our baby boy arrives and we get to enjoy the newborn bubble / festive season together as a family of six.
Oh and we stop paying rent and a mortgage at the same time ha.
I am so excited to see what the next year brings for our not so little family and I know that whatever ups and downs it holds, we will go through them together.
I love you Mr Harris.
Ps. I thought it would be nice to read through our vows again too and have added them below as a little reminder of the love we felt in the lead up to and on our wedding day.
Richie: “Rosie, from the moment I met you I knew this was what it was meant to be and why it had never worked with anyone else.
As your husband, best friend and lover I vow that I will never stop pushing us to try new things and have adventures, I vow that I will be supportive of your endeavours and will always be on your side.
I vow to never pass up the chance for a cuddle and to make time for you in everything I do. I vow to protect you and care for you always. I vow that no matter how angry or frustrated I may get, I will never, ever, stop loving you.”
Rosie: “Richard, eep, I get to be your wifey! You are my lover, my best friend and the most amazing father to our children.
I am so excited to grow old beside you. I promise to celebrate the highs with you and provide comfort during the lows. To cherish you, encourage you and respect you.
I will be honest with you and feed you when you get hangry. I promise to fight for you when things get tough and to love you with all that I am for the rest of our days.”
Pps. Here are some pics too because why not x