To my…

husband, best friend, soul mate, partner in crime and drinking pal, chef, lover, father to J. It’s been 10 years since we said our ‘I do’s’ or for me to remember to pay attention to the pastor and repeat after him. I have loved you all this time, more some days than others when we just weren’t on the same wave length but in all finality I will never stop falling in love with you.

We’ve had a different and more difficult marriage than most when autism entered J’s life, our lives, our family’s. What we have gained through this journey will always be more significant and out weigh the things we think we have lost and with how we thought our family would grow.

I am thankful for the new and different things you have got me to try; food (mushrooms), books (comics), movies and tv shows (Doctor Who), video games (Overwatch). In turn you have tried the hobbies I enjoy and together we have expanded our pallet in life. We are more rounded people today for sharing a life together and learning for one another.

You are beyond an excellent father and husband, who puts up with both mine and J’s craziness. We’ve had our ups and downs, fights and tears, sleepless nights, long debates with difficult decisions, sadness and sorrow, but most importantly we’ve had smiles, hugs, kisses, laughs and plenty of makeup… I’m so happy we have survived these times, I know there will probably be more but I am so lucky to have you by my side. I get to call him mine forever, whether he likes it or not.