For everyone that wasn't there to here what I wrote for +Taunja Bauman
on our One Year anniversary, here it is:
Earlier this month I was thinking about us (which I must say, I do often), when I had one of my “if my life were a movie and X happened” moments. I thought “what if just days into our marriage, i were to have died in an accident? An accident that would have been completely avoided if we had never gotten back in touch and never would have started dating in the first place.” So of course all these movie scenes played out in my head for a good 30 minutes to an hour, but one thing in particular stood out because it was my first immediate thought and never changed throughout the entire time I was thinking about it. If for some reason, I had been able to have the ability to see into the future and could change the act of us meeting so that I wouldn’t die; I wouldn’t have. I would have made everything turn out exactly the same, knowing full well that in a couple years I will die, because I know for a fact that if I did change anything, I would never be as happy in my life as I am with you. You truly are an inspiration to me in so many ways. Your unwavering support for those you care about, your amazing creativity, your stubbornness (yes, it can be a good thing), your absolute beauty, and your ability to make those around you smile and feel welcome are just a handful of reasons why anyone that has the honor of knowing you is better off in life. I on the other hand, get to spend the rest of my life with you, and be able to go to sleep and wake up each day with you by my side. To me, there is nothing better in this world. You truly are the most amazing person that I know. I will love you forever.
-Your husband and best friend.