Mi Amor

As of February 6th, we’ve been married for 1.5 years.

Mariachi

While the 1.5 years sure have not been easy, we’ve done a hell of a job. YOU’VE done a hell of a job being an awesome husband. As an owner of a small business, you work tirelessly to not only provide for us, but for your employees, too. You always go the extra mile to take care of everyone else before yourself. Before work and the day of the big snow, instead of sleeping in you woke up to snowblow our driveway, you then went to snowblow my mom’s driveway, and then you went to snowblow one of your employee’s driveways. If I were you, I would have just stayed home—haha! You have such a big heart.

When you work late, and you’ve had a tough day, you somehow always radiate positivity. AND, you even make dinner that same night, clean the dishes or whatever else may need to be done around the house, and you don’t complain. That same night, I may find you dancing away in the kitchen even though I know things weren’t easy for you that day. You bring me so much joy.

You know me. So much so, that you can easily finish my sentences and guess what my answer is going to be to the most random question. It’s kind of scary! 🙂

You’re honest and wise. If I need help with something, I know I can come to you, and you will provide me with a straight out answer.

Even though you’re SO strong, you’re also gentle and compassionate. You know when I need to be held just a little longer. You do the small but most meaningful things like cover me up with a blanket when I’ve fallen asleep on the couch.

Sometimes, before we go to bed, I’ll say, “I’m so happy you’re here,” because I don’t know what our future holds. You typically respond with a chuckle and then you say, “Why wouldn’t I be here?” to comfort me even though we both know things could change this year. I soak in every single minute with you. We soak in every minute we have with each other.

While we of course depend on each other, you’ve made me a stronger person. You make me believe in myself. I know that if you had to leave, we’d make it work, and I’d be okay here. Of course, it wouldn’t be easy, but I know I could handle it because you’ve shown me that I can do things on my own, too.

Jose Galarza, life is so much better with you in it. I don’t know how I got so blessed to be your Mrs. I am so proud to be your wife. I am happy that we can live this crazy journey together because I wouldn’t want to make the trek with anyone else.

I love you, and we got this. I know we’ve got this.

Happy Valentine’s Day, baby!

-Haley


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