Monday, 18 July 2011

A Love Letter To My Best Friend

My advice to you,,, make sure you marry your best friend. That's what I did 13 years ago today, and it's the best thing I've ever done.

Over the past year life has been flipped upside down, turned inside out, and pretty much ripped to shreds. Losing my firstborn son at 36 weeks is by far the most devastating thing I've ever had to endure. I know for a fact that there's no way I could have made it through without my amazing hubby. There's no way.

He's been my rock, the voice of reason, and my lifeline this past year. 

We've navigated our way through grief together. Hand in hand. Sometimes I fall and he picks me back up, and sometimes he falls and it's my turn to pick him up. Perfect partners making our way through the minefield. Making it all up as we go along. Figuring out our own path.

It hasn't been easy. There's been lots of tears and lots of hugs. We've supported each other when various family members have been unkind. We've supported each other through some very difficult milestones. Each step along the way has been difficult and often painful. But the love and support I feel from him makes them all possible. I'm so lucky to have him.

We went out on Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary as this is his first day back to work after our amazing holiday in Spain. I just realized that I have forgotten to buy him an anniversary card. So I decided to write this love letter to him here instead. I hope it will do.

Happy Anniversary, I love you more than words can say.


  1. Great advice, I couldn't agree more! Happy anniversary.

  2. He does sound like wonderful husband (and friend). Happy anniversary.

  3. Happy Anniversary. You have a wonderful husband.

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Happy Anniversary. I am so happy for you that you have such a wonderfully loving husband by your side. :)

  5. Happy anniversary to you both!

    Hello Mr. Normal. You take care of our girl and she will take care of you.


  6. Happy Anniversary! And this is so much better than a card!

  7. Happy Anniversary!! :)

  8. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary, you certainly deserve it.

  9. Happy Anniversary to you both; wishing you years of love and lots of happy times!

    Peace and comfort to you both...

  10. So lovely FMNN! Just think. By your next anniversary baby 2 will be born (or almost?) and you two will be three at last! Thanks for Rewinding x