And I could write a song
A hundred miles long
Well, that's where I belong
And you belong with me
-"Swallowed in the Sea" by Coldplay
Unless it's a parody, I probably could not write a song a hundred miles long. But if I wrote down everything that Elizabeth Anne Cox means to me, it would run to Nashville and back a thousand times.
11 years simultaneously seems like a lifetime and no time at all. Time with someone you love is funny that way. It flies, but it also stretches to the point where it feels like they have always been by your side. All I know is that I would do it all again in a heartbeat. There is not a doubt in my mind. I lucked out. I am blessed that I get to share my life with this incredible woman.
I cannot tell you how many times she has kept me sane, how many times she has lifted me up as I wallowed in self-doubt, how many times she gave me a kick when I needed it. She is amazing and beautiful in every sense of the word. I don't doubt that EA could have been anything that she wanted to be, but she is fantastic at what she does. She is an incredible teacher, friend, mother, and so much more.
The two of us are not halves of a whole. EA did not complete me and I certainly did not complete her. But we are a team. The two of us are in this together. And there is absolutely nobody else in this whole entire world that I would rather have by my side. In good times and in difficult times, she has been more than I could ask for. I hope I come close to being the same for her. By her side is where I belong and, thank God, she believes she belongs with me.
Happy Anniversary, Beautiful. I can't wait to see what adventure is next for us.