*This love note was previously posted on True Story Book Blog
I know you like to say the lighthouse is responsible for guiding me home, but we both know that’s not true. It’s you, Lucy. It’s always been you. Every time you turn around, you light up my life with so much sunshine the darkness seems like just a memory. I never want to spend even one minute without your light in my life. I was a fool for thinking I could walk away and save us both.
On this beach, in front of everyone we love, I promise to never get lost again.
I promise to lean on you in good times and in bad.
I promise to never keep my darkness from you again, and let you heal me when I need it.
I promise to let you be fierce and independent and stubborn as hell, as long as you remember you don’t have to do everything on your own anymore.
I can’t promise to be a perfect husband. I’m probably gonna fuck up and piss you off every once in a while, but I can promise I’ll never leave again.
I promise to stay and fight.
I promise to remember, every second of every day, that I can’t live without you.
I promise to never stop loving you with everything I have and everything I am.
I can’t give you the world, even though you deserve it, but I can give you this little piece of heaven on this little island in the middle of the ocean, where my love for you will always be bigger than anything you can imagine…I promise.