A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say.
While I understand that this saying actually derives it’s meaning from the value of data visualization versus a super long explanation (aka “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.”) and NOT cheesy exclamations of love, it comes to mind when I look at our engagement photos.
Because there are so, so many THOUSANDS of things I wish I could say to this man every single day and feel like you can see it in every single one of these photos…
I love you. You are my best friend. You make me laugh. On that note, thank you for laughing with me. Thank you for not ever judging me. Thank you for letting me cry sometimes and be goofy others. Do you have any idea how handsome you are? Or how smart you are? Or how much you amaze me every day? Every. Single. DAY? You are a blessing and the greatest gift and just a little bit weird, sometimes. I like the way your ears are shaped and I like the way your hand feels in mine. It makes me smile when you call me in the morning right after you leave for work. I love you. Did I tell you that yet? I do. I love that way you love my mother and my sister. I love the way you love your family. I love the way you love me. You make me feel safe. You make me feel like it’s okay to be who I am, even when I don’t know exactly who that is all of the time. You are the meaning in my day. You are awesome. You are my favorite person in the whole wide world and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life knowing you. I love you. I love knowing you. You are my very best thing.
And now… I get to spend the rest of my life saying these things. And I’m so blessed that I have these photos to help me remember. Thanks Holly. You rock.