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Today I’ve been married to Jaqueline Lerner for 10 yrs. It’s hard to find words... I say so much about her already it feels like it’s all been said: beautiful kind funny clever caring empathetic loving nurturing healthy fit supermom youth advocate my best friend Yeah, yeah we've heard it... Of course I’ll keep saying it all (and being wowed) but what can I say today that isn’t just repetition? I got it… I can say she’s mine (and I’m hers). (Spoiler I'm about to embarrass her) I remember early on in our relationship thinking if I'm an insecure person this is a bad idea. I knew I had a future in store of random dudes trying to charm her into trading up (oh how we laugh now). And that's just the superficial nonsense... add to that that anyone who really gets to know her finds the deeper reasons to envy me. She was a catch, a complete package, a checker of all the boxes, it was an obvious fact. I considered whether I would end up being a choice she regretted, or even reconsidered, under constant pressure to do so. I had won her, but could I keep her? How loyal would she be? Well I don’t have to ask that anymore. She knows every part of me - ugly, petty, mean, Dad jokes, all of it, & loves me still. She even knows the broke me - within a year of our wedding I had dumped everything into my latest business and had to call my parents for help to pay a power bill. She held me as I hung up the phone, crying. Her loyalty is not only proven, it's indomitable. She is my ride or die in the truest sense. Her respect for our marriage is an example for all. No matter how upset she might be with me she never breathes a negative word to anyone else. No matter how much I might not deserve her love on a given day, she does not withhold it. She is the most fiercely and lovingly loyal person I have ever known. And it it fuels me to know that. I wake up every day and try to be the person that deserves her. Anything I’ve accomplished, anything good that I have become, is, at least in part, from striving to be worthy of what she offers me unconditionally. She isn’t just loyal, she defines loyal. And she’s mine. And I’m hers. 10 down, the rest to go.

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Today I’ve been married to Jaqueline Lerner for 10 yrs.

It’s hard to find words... I say so much about her already it feels like it’s all been said:

beautiful
kind
funny
clever
caring
empathetic
loving
nurturing
healthy
fit
supermom
youth advocate
my best friend

Yeah, yeah we've heard it...

Of course I’ll keep saying it all (and being wowed) but what can I say today that isn’t just repetition?

I got it…

I can say she’s mine (and I’m hers).

(Spoiler I'm about to embarrass her)

I remember early on in our relationship thinking if I'm an insecure person this is a bad idea.

I knew I had a future in store of random dudes trying to charm her into trading up (oh how we laugh now).

And that's just the superficial nonsense... add to that that anyone who really gets to know her finds the deeper reasons to envy me.

She was a catch, a complete package, a checker of all the boxes, it was an obvious fact.

I considered whether I would end up being a choice she regretted, or even reconsidered, under constant pressure to do so.

I had won her, but could I keep her?

How loyal would she be?

Well I don’t have to ask that anymore.

She knows every part of me - ugly, petty, mean, Dad jokes, all of it, & loves me still.

She even knows the broke me - within a year of our wedding I had dumped everything into my latest business and had to call my parents for help to pay a power bill.

She held me as I hung up the phone, crying.

Her loyalty is not only proven, it's indomitable.

She is my ride or die in the truest sense.

Her respect for our marriage is an example for all.

No matter how upset she might be with me she never breathes a negative word to anyone else.

No matter how much I might not deserve her love on a given day, she does not withhold it.

She is the most fiercely and lovingly loyal person I have ever known.

And it it fuels me to know that.

I wake up every day and try to be the person that deserves her.

Anything I’ve accomplished, anything good that I have become, is, at least in part, from striving to be worthy of what she offers me unconditionally.

She isn’t just loyal, she defines loyal.

And she’s mine.

And I’m hers.

10 down, the rest to go.