My dearest Sheri,

Twelve years ago today in Las Vegas, NV in front of around fifty people who represented our respective friends and family, I pledged my life to you, and you pledged yours to me. It’s one of those strange and unique things in life where it feels brand new every day and at the same time feels like it’s been this way forever.

I guess it was meant to be.

Thank you for being there for me when I was less than I should be, and for inspiring me to be more than I thought I could be. It was your outward beauty that first caught my attention, but your inward beauty that kept it. I know I would be a vastly different person today, and probably not in a good way, if I had not met you.¬†Thank you for prodding me in the right direction, even if I didn’t want to be prodded. That’s what love is.

I thank Karma that you fell in love with me as much as I fell in love with you. I guess we both did a lot of things right to find each other. I’m still in awe that it’s been twelve years. Looking back at all the stuff we’ve done, all the adventures happy and sad, all the fun, all the travel, all the learning, all the new things we’ve both experienced, I can easily say I’m glad I did it with you.

As we move to the next twelve years and beyond, I give you you my undying love, my dedication, and my heart, as I know you will give the same to me and more.

Thank you for being you. Please don’t stop that.

Happy 12th Anniversary. I love you.

— Chris


  1. Sheri on May 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I love you very much!
    Happy 12!!
    You’re the best. And thank you for all the wonderful years/words written in your blog today.

  2. Dad on February 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for this, I just found it and was floundering trying to say something to Shirl as we go into our 17th Year. Plagurized 2/14/2014
    Love you Too!!!!

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