love letter to my husband on the eve of our first anniversary

dearest love of my life, 

A year has passed since the day we married.  Easily the best year of my life.  Because you were right there next to me.  I wake up happy because you are there by my side – handing me coffee, nudging me out of bed with your italian omelette’s and sweet smile.  I look at you and wonder how you are mine.   Thanks for choosing me.  for continuing to choose me everyday.  I got the best darn one.  I wonder how that happen?

Thanks for all those sweet everyday nothings  – they really aren’t nothing.  they mean so much to me.   You have made my days so much brighter.  Thanks for including  me in every decision, big or little.  For wanting my happiness above your own.  You really are the most selfless man out there.  Your compassion and thoughtfulness astounds me.  You are always thinking of others.  You are always thinking of me.  You never hold a grudge.  seriously, never.  that might be your best quality.  but it’s hard for me to pick. Please never change.  

I used to wonder about having children before we were us.  I hoped they would feel completely loved.  I no longer hope, but know.  That is so reassuring on days when I am thinking too much.  

Marriage to you has given me a sense of calm and peace I did not have a year ago.  Thank you for that.  It looks like you are rubbing off on me.  even just a little, i’ll take it.   I also didn’t expect to know you the way i do, how close we have become was incomprehensible to me before.  what will it be like 10, 20, 60 years from now?  

I thank God for you

i love you. always.

so much love,

your wife 

                      PS   you’re the best roommate ever.  and i’ve had some good ones.

15 countries. 3 different addresses.  one married year.  = best year of my life.
Thanks to YOU, Mr. Tucker!  
Internet, we’re off to the Rainforest.  This time I will guard my pictures with care.

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  • Reply stephanie


    January 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Aww (: Happy Anniversary, girl! You are blessed!

    January 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    you guys are seriously the most adorable couple ever! happy anniversary!

    January 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    🙂 love it.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    this is the cutest thing ever. happy anniversary to a beautiful couple!

    January 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    So sweet!! Happy Anniversary!

    January 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    Awww just beautiful. Happy anniversary guys!

    And it really is those every day "nothings" that sometimes mean the most!

    January 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Sole Matters

    i love this post. happy anniversary!! i definitley want to find what you have!

    January 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Kendra

    Happy anniversary girl.!!

    January 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply CarrieJo

    How fun! Love the pics! 🙂

    January 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply SK

    This brought a tear to my eyes!! So happy for you and JB! You both mean so much to me!

    January 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Jessica Elaine

    Sarah, what a beautiful letter, it matches a perfect first year of marriage! this was my favorite: "for wanting my happiness above your own." this is a quality my husband has & it is the greatest gift he has given me.

    happy anniversary, and cheers to that past year and the many many years to come.


    January 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply KristaRenee

    Happy Anniversary Tuckers!


    January 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Anait

    Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, and over at my post on Sonja's! I'm so glad because now I've found yours and I plan on spending quite some time reading through your archives! I love, love traveling – and how awesome that you've been able to see all these places with the love of your life! Happy anniversary and have a great time in the rainforest (ziplining??)!

    January 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Jillian

    happy anniversary! what an adorable post. sounds like you two had an amazing first year and i am sure there is more of that to come. congrats again! xoxo jcd

    January 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply *D*

    Happy Anniversary! I hope to find someone someday as great as the guy you found. 🙂

    January 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Ann

    this is so sweet. you are blessed with a wonderful man. happy anniversary!

    January 16, 2011 at 12:44 am
  • Reply nicole

    happy first anniversary jb and sarah, you two are so sweet 😉

    January 16, 2011 at 1:08 am
  • Reply It's A Love Story

    Happy Anniversary, So pretty!

    January 16, 2011 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Emily

    happy anniversary, loves! this was and is the sweetest love letter. the window into your marriage's soul offered a beautiful and inspiring view. i feel just as lucky as you do. and i'm glad i know you.

    p.s. i agree with almost everything you wrote about your hubs, and could apply it to mine as well…with the exception of holding grudges. he has a lifelong standing grudge against any and all police officers, and he verbally accosts them from behind the safety of our car's windows as we drive past them. it's actually hilarious.

    January 16, 2011 at 2:53 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Aw, I just love this! I am a newlywed, too, and this is great. Beautiful blog!


    January 16, 2011 at 3:36 am
  • Reply Sydney

    Oh that is one of the sweetest things I have ever read! I love it! Praise God for that!
    Also, thank you so much for posting about that esty shop! That was SO very sweet of you, and I think some Pride & Prejudice towels are in my near future! 🙂

    January 16, 2011 at 3:49 am
  • Reply Taylor

    So adorable, congrats on one year! Magic!

    January 16, 2011 at 4:08 am
  • Reply jessica Lorren

    I almost didn't make it past the first paragraph. love.

    January 16, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Reply daisymay aka Chantele

    Awww you are too sweet!

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    January 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Brittany

    So two seem to live an incredible life together!

    January 17, 2011 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    what an amazing year!!! so much travel 🙂

    January 17, 2011 at 12:14 am
  • Reply Holly

    Aww, cutest letter ever, and I love your photo collage too! 🙂

    January 17, 2011 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    This post is absolutely gushing with love! It's a beautiful thing 🙂

    January 17, 2011 at 5:55 am
  • Reply Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    How beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Kristina

    happy anniversary. your letter just made me cry. so cute.

    have fun in the rainforest, looking forward to see the pictures!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Reply mal blair

    i can not even get over how cute y'all are.. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the cutest couple in the blogging world! :]

    January 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply JMay

    Awww, so incredibly sweet! Happy Happy Anniversary Sarah!

    January 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Meggie Gurtler Photography

    so sweet, love this 🙂

    January 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply flat faced cat

    Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it has already been a year! Love you and JB!

    January 20, 2011 at 2:55 am
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  • Reply Andrea

    It's crazy how much our first year of marriage is SO similar! oh my gosh. Moving and traveling. I just started my own blog one month after we got married last summer and I find myself writing these blog posts, then reading old posts of yours that are almost identical! I love love reading your blog. It's been really fun to read through your journey and to keep reading about your journey now. You are one awesome human. It makes me happy that after 3 addresses in one year, you are still a sane wife. I hope you have a fantastic time in Mexico!! I love that spot you are going. I'd love to hear how it was traveling with a new baby 😉

    March 25, 2013 at 4:56 am
  • Reply Ayesha Attarwala

    love…it yaar dam…swt…

    May 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm
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