Today is Mother’s Day, so I want to take a break from the usual Financial/Life topics and use this as a chance to write a letter to my wife. I almost didn’t post this here but decided to anyways because she is a big part of the reason I am doing all of this in the first place.
To My Wife,
You know how much I hate spending money on cards and flowers that will get lost and die in a couple of days. So, no card this year (#savedatmoney) … and the best part is I also get to embarrass you (really myself) on the web!
Happy Mother’s Day! It has been 11 years of marriage and another 5 years of dating before that. We have had a lot of ups and downs but we have always come out stronger.
We have now spent essentially half our lives together which is unreal.
Since our wedding day, we have moved 5 times and had 4 children in 3 different states. I think that trend has leveled out on all fronts…
We paid off our student loans, car loans and now almost done with Mortgage. This has positioned us in life so much different now than when we started out.
Throughout the years, you have taken care of me:
I remember going on a bouldering trip when you were out of town (back in college days). I forgot to call you and let you know I made it back safely. Unfortunately, my phone had also died so you ended up calling the police to see if they could make sure I was ok…
We have also had some pretty Serious things:
Our first baby spent 3 months in the NICU and the other 3 came with all of the fun of high risk pregnancies and many, many Dr visits, but they all came out healthy.
We got robbed during our first weekend married at college and you had me change out all of the locks and add chain guards and swing guards to our apartment just so you could sleep at night.
Another time, I remember you waking me up because you could hear “sloshing” under the laminate floor one night when you walked across it (at our first house). This was followed by us finding out we had a busted pipe in the slab and a night of pulling up the flooring with my dad and brother.
It’s All been Worth It:
There have been many fun memories and trips over the years and hopefully many more in the future.
Thank you for all you have done, especially the first couple of years where I made you move to the middle of nowhere for my first job 😉 Those years were important and helped us really ground ourselves.
Things have not always been perfect, but they have always been worth it.
Here’s to many More!
Until Next time, continue to Choose Beta