I can’t promise that I won’t get on your nerves. 

In fact, I can say with absolute certainty that I will get under your skin from time to time. We will clash. We won’t see eye to eye on things. And, we’re going to stress each other out.

But, we will also cool off and talk it out. Because when we chose each other, we chose this team.

I can’t promise that I’ll never let you down. 

There are going to be times when I am incredibly inconsiderate or selfish. It won’t be on purpose, but it’ll happen because I’m human. There will be times when I fail you or disappoint you.

But, please know that I’ll never stop trying to learn from my mistakes. And, it is through these constant adjustments that we will become stronger together.

I can’t promise I’ll always have the right thing to say. 

Life is unpredictable and unscripted. And, unlike the movies, I won’t get a “take 2”. There are going to be a lot of times when I react purely on instinct or emotion, and that may mean that I say the wrong thing.

But, I’m always going to be here trying to get it right anyway, scene after scene.

I can’t promise that our relationship will always stay the same. 

We are going to go through so much together, and we won’t be the same people that we were when we first started dating.

But, I think that’s a good thing. Because our love is going to be better than it was at the start. It won’t be a love of infatuation or convenience. It won’t be the love that burns bright and then flickers out. It will be the love that evolves and outlasts the hardships of this life.

It will be beautiful in its steady persistence, and it’ll give us the foundation we have always wanted for our life. 

I can’t promise that it’ll be easy. 

Our relationship is going to be the single most challenging and rewarding thing in our lives. It is going to push us to our limits, and it’ll ask us to step up and show up for each other, day after day.

But, when I look back someday at our relationship and our love story, I’ll be proud of us.

Because we will be able to say that we loved each other fiercely. We made forgiveness a habit. We were constantly learning from each other and becoming better as individuals and as a team.

And, while there are a lot of promises that I can’t make for you, there is one that I can make.

I promise you… I love you, and I am all in. 

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