Dear Angel, Happy Anniversary. Thank you for saying yes.


Every year with this woman gets better and better. We’ve grown since that amazing day 11 years ago, and I couldn’t be happier.

This year we are spending our anniversary packing up our worldly belongings and moving into our new dream house, a process that has been a long time coming. While most couples would be disappointed in the “lack” of traditional celebration, we couldn’t be more content.

No new words, no new thoughts this year. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts I’ve posted over the years on my blog about my marriage to this amazing woman….

It all started over 10 years ago. This beautiful red head I met while taking pre-req courses for nursing school. We went on to attend the same nursing school, and ironically sat next to each other in class. (I thought she was quite the looker)

We ‘danced’ a while during nursing school. We played the on-again-off-again dating game for quite some time before we both figured out how to live in the present. Late night phone conversations lasting til three in the morning. Instant messaging conversations that distracted me from studying. And text messaging conversations that grabbed my attention.

10 years later, with now 9 years of marriage under our belt, and I still love her madly.

The crystal poem in our glass cabinet at home
The crystal poem in our glass cabinet at home

She is the air I breathe, and is THE reason for all my happiness. During our diploma nursing program graduation ceremony, we all got to thank those that helped us get through school. I of course thanked her, and said, “Jill, you are my everything

The day of our wedding, I surprised her with a gift in her dressing room with a crystal, that had a poem etched into it. At the end of the poem it read, “you are my everything“. I told her a long, long time ago that she is my everything.

And she still is.

She is everything good in my life. She is the rock. She is my sounding board. She is my sage listener. She leads by example. She never gives up, ever. She’s quite the problem solver. She always finds a way. She is tough as nails. She lifts up others. She is self-less. She is passionate. She is funny. She loves to laugh. She has a mesmerizing smile. She has the biggest heart. She has the kindest soul. She gets more beautiful each day I am with her (yep… she’s a hottie). She’s one hell of a dresser. Not to mention a talented jewelry-maker. While not the most graceful, she is full of grace and poise. She has a glow about her, that infects all those who come near her. You can’t help but have a better day when you are in her presence.

I am a better person, a better husband, a better man  because of her.

I couldn’t stop smiling when I was looking through all our pictures.

I’m still madly in love with you.

You still warm my heart with just your presence.

I still smile every time I think about you.

I still smile every time I see you, or see your picture.

Your smile is still as radiant as ever.

I become a better man every day that you are in it.

I love being proud of just being your husband.

You have been, and will always be my everything.

Thank you for being you.

September 10, 2005 changed my life forever. It’s the day I became a husband to most amazing women I had ever met.

She saved me.

I was a lost soul until she found me.

I still am thankful every single day of my life that she said “Yes”.11988309_10206729368570475_283013600377497831_n

From my wife: I woke up to this on my bathroom mirror! “Thank you for saying yes!” And “Here’s to another ten years angel!!” Along with a note by my breakfast bars! Such an amazing man! Sean Dent you are the light of my life! Happy Anniversary baby!

…I wanted her to know how just how excited I am about making this milestone as a married couple. So I wrote that on her bathroom mirror.


Thank you for saying “Yes” angel. I love you.