Life has been magical ever since my wedding day. Slowly and patiently and ever so gently, my husband has been softening my heart for the last three years. Today is the anniversary of when we turned my childhood backyard into the winter wonderland of my dreams. It was on this day 3 years ago that I promised to support Jake in every way that I could, even if it meant losing the facade that I was so deeply unaffected by everything. It is the day that my dad gave me away. More importantly, it is the day that I gave myself away. On this day 3 years ago, I gave in. I let myself go and I hoped that Jake would catch me. I knew, somewhat instinctively, that he would. He has been holding me up ever since. I always thought that I could go through this life alone. And I could have, but with a fraction of the love and happiness that I have in my life today. I am grateful for the last 3 years and the way that they changed me so irreversibly. Je t’aime aujourd’hui, mon mari.