Ok everyone, be forewarned: this post is going to be sappy. The Personal category is usually reserved for Amanda, but I decided to hijack it today and use it to write an “I love my wife” post. Let me explain…

Today is mine and my wife’s 6th anniversary. Not since we got married, but since we first started dating (yes, we’re THAT couple). I’m still trying to figure out what this girl sees in me, and why she has stayed with me, but I am over-the-moon happy that she did.

When we first started dating, I couldn’t get over that this girl was in to me. I dated a few girls in college, but none were like her, and none I thought were worthy enough to meet my parents. In my mind, she was (and still is) perfect, and because of this I knew she was the one and wanted her to meet my folks and sister as soon as possible.

I hit a rough patch in college and ran out of money, going to school full-time and not having a job (my parents wanted me to focus solely on my studies, and to be honest I was too afraid back then to go against their wishes thinking they wouldn’t approve); Amanda actually helped me financially during this, on her job waiting tables where she wasn’t making much and paying for her own bills at the same time, while I looked for a job to make my own money instead of asking my folks for extra cash. Looking back, I was so lazy and don’t know why she took my crap. In the beginning she did so much for me, as if she were my mother, and I sat around and didn’t do much. We’ve had some ups and downs, just like any couple out there.

Its difficult at times feeling like we only have each other as well; we sometimes feel as if those who have been close to us in the past are no longer there, people who are or are practically like family haven’t always seemed to warm up to either of us, and we’re so busy that its sometimes hard to make time to hang out with others or they may take offense that we can’t hang out or visit them because of our schedules.
I must say, this girl has made me a better person. She has made me a man; a responsible, hard-working man, a loving and respectful husband, a caring and (over)protective father of a beautiful (almost) 2-year-old girl and another little girl on the way.

I couldn’t be any luckier to have her in my life, and have wanted to get this off my chest for some time now.

I love you beautiful. Thank you for everything.


331543_10100267693447317_200743993_o (2)Val & Sarah Photography – home lifestyle session
616515_10100267689115997_1420835917_o Tara Liebeck Photography Cammy’s 6 month session

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4 replies on “My Amazing Wife (Love, Mike) | Personal

  1. Mike, that was so sweet, and I know that you and Amanda both deserve everything you have.

    I agree that it can be really difficult at times when your life is just so darn full that you feel bad for not spending time with the people that you used to. Going to school, being married, oh, and working full-time don’t leave a lot of time for hanging with friends like you used to. I can’t imagine that having children will make things easier. I do feel bad at times, and I know that some people that I used to see often are angry and resent me for not spending the same amount of time with them as I did when I was in school. But then, there are those friends, good friends, that are like stars…You don’t always see them, but you know they are there. When you get to see those good friends whose lives are as full, hectic, busy, and wonderful as yours, you’ll get together and catch up to celebrate the fullness and joy you have in your life.

    I’m so happy for you two, and I am so glad your life is so full! You all deserve it!

  2. Awwww Mike,

    You two are so beautiful. I love that you’re so transparent about your love. I can tell you genuinely make her happy. She glows from within. May God bless you two for this lifetime and the next.

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