Fourteen years ago, I married the man who has helped to make me the person I am. He was the one who stood up for me and then had my back when I grew strong enough to stand up for myself. I was twenty-eight when we met and I had long ago given up hope of meeting someone and having a family. I was certain it wouldn't happen for me. But along came my Prince Charming and swept me off my feet. In his eyes I felt beautiful. In his arms, I grew strong. I was able to step outside the expectations I was living under and to build a life that was truly the life I wanted. Thanks to my Prince Charming, I was able to become my true self. He saw the real me, and thanks to him, I wear my real self on the outside now.
So to my Prince Charming, thanks for making me a wife and a mother, and thanks for helping me be the strong, determined, and contented person I am. Thanks for sharing in our happily ever after. . .