7 Pennies For Your Thoughts – A letter to my husband on our anniversary!
For the past three years I’ve wanted to write you some sort of awesome letter… in fact I’ve kept in my notes on my phone bits I’ve wanted to share with you. And so now, on this 7 Year Anniversary I’m combining them all into one, with a special gift. 7 is my favorite number after all, so why not share them all this year on our 7th anniversary.
It is so very hard to believe how fast time has passed.I must say that I am thankful for the many memories we have shared over the years, and I can’t wait for the many more. You have taught me how to live, and still do. You have taught me how to laugh, how to play, how to win, to be humble (always to be humble), and how to fight fair. But most of all you have shown a love to me like no other. My friends and family see it, and heck so do all the by standers as we walk on by.
You have always encouraged me and supported me to be everything I set out to do and be. My goals become your goals, and when my dreams change or develop so does yours to go right along with me. What we have is special. Super special, and I cherish it every single day!
I’ll never forget the day we met, how our journey began over some large amount of pancakes. I love being apart of this beautiful life we have created, and no matter where our tale takes us tomorrow, I know our story will always read love.
When you have three little ones 3 and under, you quickly learn that simple routines and schedules are key to your day and making it through your week. Some planning must go into, you know to live this beautiful life we live. The other day I sat listening to our song, you know the one. The one we danced to at our wedding. I just put the song on repeat which in my car, and let it play over and over again. You picked this song as we were planning our wedding. You said it made your think of me, and of you and I together. We have loved it ever since, and it was different, and it was ours.
“She is love” by Parachute.
I think it is crazy or maybe it is perfectly meant to be that the bands name is parachute, because sometimes at the end of the day, week, or month you are exactly that, my parachute… my safety net to catch me when I fall, always ready when I need to pull that string, expand the chute wide open as I float safely to the ground, or in my case your arms.
I find as we get older life is ever changing and not slowing down, not because we’re getting old (ok but we are) or because we are parents to 3 beautiful little tots, or whatever (or maybe it is all these things). But it is really in these moments that we share together as just us or just us and our kids that I’m realizing are the most precious, and I want them to SLOW DOWN so much so that they barely even creep on by because, I’ve learned and have come to realize that it is in these moments of this crazy busy life we only will get busier, and in these moments when life is the most sweet it will be the most deer to be.
God placing you in my life many years ago was not mistake to give me these gifts throughout life, and once again you have taught me to try real hard to not forget and to just enjoy them. You have given me more than I could ever hope to give back in any gift.
Happy Anniversary my love, Google says that on your 7th anniversary you are to give copper. Copper? Hmmm, I am not sure I know of what is useful that is copper great for gift giving.
And then it hit me…. 7 pennies. Yes 7 cents.
This morning I placed a picture frame on your counter giving you 7 pennies in a frame. Each penny represents 7 years, 1 for each year we have been married. However, if you look close at the years indicated on each penny, they aren’t the same 7 years for the years we’ve been married.
In fact, each year represents a time in our lives when time stood still.
1978 – the year you were born
1982 – the year I was born
2003 – the year we met (pancake breakfast)
2009 – the year we got married (Happy Anniversary!)
2012 – the year Jackson was born making us parents!
2014 – the year Lilly was born Twin A
2014 – the year Eli was born Twin B
I hope you cherish this frame, and the 7 cents I’ve included in it. I have truly cherished all of our moments in time. I love you. Happy Anniversary!!
AKA your Pineapple Princess!
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