Somehow he loves me: the wrinkles by my eyes, the scar on my forehead, the weight lifting muscles, the moles on my arm, even the way my lip crinkles when I smile. Somehow even when food gets stuck between my crooked teeth or when a stray hair sprouts on my chin, he still thinks I’m beautiful. He never seems to notice my armpit fat, the way my skin puckers in places, or the way my thighs clap when I run. He never criticizes my overgrown brows or the zits on my cheeks, he looks at me as though they don’t exist. When he comes home and I’m working from bed surrounded by computer cords and pups and in yesterday’s pajamas, he kisses me like I am in Dior. Most days I don’t deserve it but none of us do… he looks at me like I’m the only one in the world, worthy.
This man, sometimes I think he’s blind, but more than that I know that he loves me and that totally makes me love myself a little more. He always reminds me that I am enough, just as I am. This is the first part of our anniversary shoot captured by Cassie Rosch at Camp Wandawega! I had to share it today because I’m heading there for the next few days to speak and teach at Camp Wedding! So excited to head back to camp and so in love with the fun side of our marriage. This man is up for anything, his smile lights up my life, and he isn’t afraid to laugh. He makes me feel enough and today, I want to do the same for you. You are enough, you are so enough, it’s crazy how enough you are.