On this the tenth birthday of our covenant.
With you is who I most want to be. You teach me the great power of female discourse, show me the God of women and men. Your compassionate soul expands mine. You teach me to see myself as God would, to see others as God would.
You have taught me a love of food as pleasure and communion, a love of things that grow and wish to be beautiful. I love our children, and I love you with them and beyond them.
You represent to me all that is best in Mormonism–the ceaseless desire for a better universe, the power of covenants as sacred relatedness, the glorious compass of truth which can describe facts and transform the stories of our origins and endings.
How desperately glad I am that we both elected to stay, despite our great fears of matrimony, at that altar 10 years ago today. You are the heaven that I aspire to.