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7 Years of I Love You

This weekend Scott and I are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. I don't know if I have ever told you the story of us saying "I love you" to each other.

We had been dating almost a year. I don't know how long we had been dating.

One evening I was just getting to the gym when Scott called and asked if I would like to take a friend of his a cupcake for her birthday. I said sure. So he picked me up and we drove over, and I met his friend Ginger and said happy birthday then we left. As I got out of his car he said, "maybe tomorrow we can go shopping." I replied "Sure." And then he said something along the lines of shopping for a ring.

I tried to play it cool. But I don't know if I did. I was floored. We hadn't said "I love you" to each other. I worked out. I replayed the whole thing over and over in my head. I wasn't sure what to even think.

And the next evening he picked me up and off we went to Jared. As we were driving there we were making small talk. My heart was going to beat through my chest and on to the dash out of nervousness. Why was I nervous? I was going ring shopping with a guy who I hadn't said "I love you" to.

Now, I knew I loved him. I knew I wanted to have everything in life with him, I didn't want to live life without him. But I sure as heck wasn't going to say it first. I had pushed earlier (like 2 months before this) in our relationship to actually define it.

We parked the car in the parking lot and Scott turns to me. And then says "I need to tell you something. I am in love with you."

He told me he had felt like he needed to tell me while we were sitting in traffic, but didn't think that was the best moment.

Of course I said it back. And we went in and looked at rings. It was nearly 6 weeks before he proposed and then we got married 4 weeks later.

Dear Scott,

The last 7 years of telling you I love you have been the best 7 years. The last 7 years of life with you have been my favorite. You are the person I feel safest with. You make our family fun, happy and spontaneous. I am so lucky to have you. I love you.



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