happy ninth van-niversary to my very best pal in all the world!

Oh, Todd Henry Van Voorst.  The love of my life.  I'm so glad I have you.  I'm so grateful for your steadiness, your depth, your color, your character, your conviction.  Your loyal, unwavering friendship.  The way you make me belly laugh on the regular.  The intentionality with which you approach parenting, marriage, work, leadership.  The way you choose not to see me only for my (many, ever-present) flaws.  You're better than I am; you're better than most people, in fact.  I'm so lucky I get to share my life and my home and my kids and my highs and my lows and my memories and my jokes and my sorrows with you.  I wouldn't want it any other way.

Todd, you're the best thing about me.  Thank you for picking me!