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July 17, 2013

Scout Report: A love letter to my wife

Rachel Leann Gill: On Sunday, we will have been married for one year, though it seems like so much longer. Every moment with you has felt like a lifetime complete; every day an undeserved reward. You have been a tremendous blessing in my life, one that I would not trade for anything in the world. You are ... irreplaceable. Valuable beyond all measure. A gift from God. And there isn't a day that goes by where I don't thank him for putting you in my life.

You are, without a doubt, the best person that I know, and I hope that your influence will continue to shape me into who I am supposed to be. When I look at your smile, I wonder if I've ever known joy the way you do. I treasure your virtue and marvel at your childlike innocence. Your heart is kind like someone who has never known hurt, though I know that not to be true. You are unaffected by the world, which is a quality that I admire you for most. My biggest fear is that, God forbid, I should ever have some part in taking that away from you. I can think of few worse sins.

From the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night, you wear that endearing smile. You tell me you love me 15 times a day, every day, regardless of whether or not I say it back. When I come home, you always greet me as if you've been waiting for me all day. You love me unconditionally and in ways I often cannot understand. You humble me. Yes, me.

And though I never adequately express it, I love you more than life. So often I focus on trying to secure the future that I neglect to seize the moment. You and I are different on so many levels, but we strike a complementary balance in each other. We interact to form a whole much greater than either separate part.

"Life is so much better when you have someone to share it with." Never has that statement been so true as the times I've spent with you. Our first year together as husband and wife has been, in my opinion, extraordinarily easy. I am excited about what our future holds. As long as we remain a team, the seemingly impossible will become practically inevitable. At some point, we will undoubtedly face tests. But whatever may occur, know this: We shall finish the game.

I love you. I love you. I love you. Thank you for being who you are, and inspiring me to be better than I am. Happy anniversary.

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