To my person, my favourite Human. The one I can not wait to see when I open my eyes and the one that I do not want to miss when I close my eyes to sleep….

Thank you

Thank you for the first 7 years of this amazing adventure called marriage and thank you for the honour of being the keeper of your heart for the last 15 years.

Thank you for not giving up when things got hard, thank you for not walking away when it looked like we had no future… and thank you for patiently waiting for me to learn how to cook something other than “boerekos”.

We have lived a thousand lifetimes during this amazingly giant love affair. We have loved, we have lost, we have won and we have grown. If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose this life, I would still choose you and our never ending one night stand. 🙂

Side by side, shoulder to shoulder we are better together. May our children look at our love for one another as say: “I want to love like they do!”

My most precious gift

You have given me the most precious gift… three gorgeous children who know your voice, who honour up and down. They serve and love others the way you do, they laugh at the most inappropriate times, like you do. They drive me crazy, like you do. They love jokes and pranks, fun and laughter, like you do. They make my day, every single day, just like you do.

They work hard, like we do. They play hard, like we do. They are not perfect, like we are not perfect… but they are the product of a home where perfect Love drives out all fear.

We did not take the easy road. But the toughest, rockiest, steepest trails (and trials) lead to the most beautiful of views.

You make me brave

You make me brave, you encourage me to face my fears and chase my dreams. You help me dig deeper, you push me to go higher, you motivate me to be better, to love harder and forgive quicker, always.

You remind me to stop and appreciate the moon, the tiny ant lion and the beauty of the clouds.

You see God’s hand in everything around you. You remind me to not lose my sense of wonder, you remind me to use my “new eyes” every morning.

You are still the one

Your kisses still make my knees go weak. And after all this time, just one look can send all my butterflies into a frenzy. You are still the only one who can sweep me off my feet with a single embrace.

Every single kiss still tastes as sweet as the first, every touch of our hands still makes me feel like I can do anything as long as I have you by my side. Every time you look at me, I still feel like I am the center of your universe.

You are my safe place, with you I can be me, I can be vulnerable. I can leave my strong face outside the door and you will still love me all the same!

You are my greatest blessing and I can not wait to dig deeper into your soul and to fall even deeper in love with you.

I can not wait to see what the next 7 years will hold. I am excited to see where the Lord is taking you and what He has planned for you.

I can not wait to see more of your dreams come true and the desires of your heart being placed in the palm of your hand. I can not wait to be counted as the wife of a man who changes the lives of many.

Today I celebrate you!

Here is to a million more smiles and twice as many breath-taking kisses. To a thousand more adventures and another couple of more life times of magic and wonder.

To hours of laughter and joy. To a love that grows stronger every time our hearts beat and to an unbreakable unity in mind, body and spirit.

To countless more celebrations of love and life and God’s unfailing love! To many, many more magical date nights and sweet stolen kisses.

To dreams we have not yet dreamed and victories we do not yet know will come. To houses we have not built, but that we will be blessed with, to vineyards we did not plant but that we harvest from, to blessings we can not explain but will be most eager to share.

Here is to you, the man of my dreams and the love of my life!