1 vs. 600 – a.ka. Love Letter To Cora


[Editor's note: By at least one count, this is my 600th blog post (another has it at 594). It's also my 1 year wedding anniversary. So, without further ado…]


Dear Cora;

I love you.

You saved my life. Before we met, I was lost, and had given up on meeting "the one". And then you came along.

I can't believe it's been an entire year since we got married. Sometimes it seems like we've been together forever and other times, it seems like only yesterday (in the "good" way). But I do know one thing: A life time isn't going to be long enough, so I'm going to cherish every single day.

I miss you after we kiss goodbye in the morning, and look forward to seeing you every day when I come home. You have filled my empty condo with love (and Harry Potter collectables). It feels so natural being a husband and father that I almost can't remember what it felt like to not have you and our daughter around. The three of us do make a fabulous family.

A short list of things I love about you. This list is not supposed to be inclusive or in any particular order. But I hope you see that I love everything about you.

  • I love going grocery shopping with you. Since "Wednesday" doesn't like to come along, it's our special time together.
  • I love your joy of discovering new things. From Merkt's Swiss and Almond cheese spread to you seeing your first firefly. Your joy is infectious.
  • I love holding your hand. It's something we do a lot. Tons. And I get a tingle every time my hand touches yours.
  • I love your butt. There! I said it.
  • I love your spirit. You're smart and fun and sexy and funny and bring joy and humor to life.
  • I love being a family man. I never really thought about having children. Figured it wouldn't be in the cards. Now I can't imagine not having a better one than Wednesday. She is such an absolute joy. I love you for making me a husband and a father. That's all you.

The traditional gift for a first anniversary is "paper". The modern gift is "clocks".

So, here is part of your gift, a ticket, back in time:


Our wedding, part #1

Our wedding, part #2

Our wedding, part #3

I didn't think I could ever be happier than I was at that moment. But the truth is, you make me happier each and every day.

So, on this, our first anniversary as a family, I just want to tell you something that I tell you probably 5 times a day, and doesn't feel like enough:


I love you with all my heart. You're my wife, my girlfriend, and my best friend all rolled into one.

Yours forever;




Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I can't believe it's already been one year. It's been fun to "watch" your relationship from the start...thanks for giving us a window into it all.

Anonymous said...

You are both so special you deserve one another!

Shana said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you!!!!

You both are so freakin' cute!!! I find it a privilege to watch your life together. It is nice to really see two people who love and appreciate eachother. And to see a man who fully accepts another person's child as his own!! (I get misty whenever I read that you write 'our daughter' about Wednesday!!) You rock, Eric!!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad you found each other, you make me believe that true love can exist for the rest of us, too! xoxo

Some Guy said...

A big ol' congratulations to the both of you! Enjoy today and and all the days that follow - together.

Sass said...

Happy anniversary, you crazy kids. :) Thanks for letting us be part of the journey. *hugs*

SkylersDad said...

I couldn't be more happy for all three of you, and I wish that every day in your future feels just like today. Hang on to those feelings, you are special people.

Anonymous said...

Special people deserve each other. I'm so glad you're on this ride together and that you've allowed us a glimpse into it.

Anonymous said...

happy one year you two!!! So glad blogger brought you together!

Vodka Mom said...

dang that made me tear up.

Congrats to two amazing people. May you enjoy many wonderful moments together.


So. Cal. Gal said...

Okay, it usually takes a lot to get me to cry but damn it, Scope, you did it!

This is my favorite post of ALL time.

Happy Anniversary, Scope and Cora!

words...words...words... said...

Congratulations to you both! It was so cool to watch your relationship blossom here in Blogland and then turn into a family. It feels like you guys saved the idea of true love for many people here. Happy Anniversary and happy rest of your lives :)

Gwen said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad you both found happiness.

Cora said...

Awwww, gee, hubba hubba hubby. I have now read your lovely letter through three times and I still hardly know what to say--*sniffle*--except what I tell you almost every day, that I am so exceptionally glad you were brave enough to get on that plane and that I was brave enough to meet you at the airport. What if one of us had been too chicken? That would have been a tragedy.

You're the most wonderful person I have ever met and I am thankful every single day that I get to share my time on Earth with you. I love you so very, very much!

Happy 1st Anniversary!!!!

BeckEye said...

Awww, how sweet! Happy Anniversary to you two!

But I'm baffled by something...Cora's never seen a firefly until recently? Do they not have them in Seattle? Can't they survive in ultra rainy climates?

I heart FFD said...

Happy anniversary, guys! I love that the two of you (actually, all three of you) are so happy! We love you!!

Anonymous said...

I said it there and I'll say it here. Happy Anniversary, you two. Great letter.

Scope said...

All - Thank you so much for your well wishes. This truely has been a wonderful ride.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

That was so beautiful.....
I couldn't be more happy for you both. Happy Anniversary.

Erica Ortiz said...

So sweet.