Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart and best friend.
I can't believe it's been 9 years already! (we don't need to mention the fact that yesterday I was telling everyone it was 8 years until I read the card you gave me -- oops.) Seems like only yesterday that we were standing up in front of our friends and family exchanging our vows. And after that, what a party!
Life hasn't always been a party these last nine years, but I am confident that we have a strong bond that will endure. I love how we can discuss everything from the most trivial and mundane subjects to much more weighty and serious issues. I appreciate that we always try to treat each other with love and respect, even when we disagree -- we recognize that we're in this marriage together, as a partnership. And we've got HOCKEY. 'Nuff said.
We have two beautiful kids who see the bond between us, too. They have the security of knowing that their mom and dad love each other, and each of them, with all our hearts. Our girls think you're the best father in the world -- and they would be right about that, at least in my eyes. You are patient, loving, and kind, with just the right amount of discipline thrown in. You skillfully handle the complete range of daddy behaviors, from kisses to tickle fights to executing time-outs.
In short: you are amazing. I love you more and more each day. Here's to 9 x 9 more happy years!
All my love,