I Don’t Love You the Way I Used To. (An open letter to my Husband)
I no longer look at you the way I use to. I no longer feel the feelings I used to feel. Plain and simple, I just don’t love you the way I used to.
Today, on our 4th wedding anniversary and after seven years together, things are very different. The way I look at you, the feelings I feel, and the way I love you have all changed so much. We have changed. Our love is no longer innocent.
In the beginning our love was like a puzzle—all of the pieces so clean and new, tucked safely in a box just waiting to be put together. Now, we have spent seven years putting some of the pieces together. The pieces are no longer perfect; there have been fights, pain, and sadness. But held together with many more pieces of happiness and laughter, the puzzle together boasts great memories and an amazing love.
Today I look at our love as that unfinished puzzle. I no longer love you with the innocence from seven years ago or even the same way I did on our wedding day. You have grown into an amazing husband and father, and there are a million different little pieces that create how I love you today. Those million pieces add up to a lot more love, and the ups and downs have made my love for you a lot stronger.
Years down the road, I know I won’t love you the same way I do today—it will be stronger, and I will love you more. Always and forever.