To M; for a decade more.
The thing about marriage is, you think you know. You think, I know I love this person, and I want to spend my life with them. And then life happens. And you find out. You discover the many mistakes you can make, and the many ways to hurt someone, no matter how much you know you love them. And you find out. You discover the many ways in which love will redefine itself, and assert itself in the nooks and crannies of each day. And you find out. You discover that more than what you can learn about your partner, is the depth of what marriage will teach you about yourself. And you find out. In marriage, there is no limit to the vulnerability you will feel. And you find out. And you can honestly say, our marriage is my foundation and my bedrock, because I have beared my soul to you, you've seen me at my best and my worst, and we are both still here, body and soul, even though we could be anywhere else. And you think you know. But there is more to come. And there is joy in that.