"You set an excellent example of being human," writes the actor's wife in a lengthy, moving message to her husband.
Kristen Bell is one extremely proud wife.
The actress took to Instagram on Saturday to celebrate her husband Dax Shepard's sobriety anniversary, giving her man major props for his 14th year of staying clean and sharing previously unseen photos of their low-key wedding day and the couple's two daughters.
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"To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, I know how much you loved using," she wrote. "I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it."
"I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night," she continued. "You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when it's needed most."
She went on call Shepard "the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow."
Bell also commended her husband for being so vocal about his struggle, saying that she's "so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so."
She concluded the message, which she shared alongside some adorable family photos (above), by writing, "I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human."
Shepard returned to love on his own Instagram page, showing how they marked the occasion by getting a tour of the King's Hawaiian factory.
"Best sober birthday present ever," he wrote. "@kristenanniebell got me a tour of the @kingshawaiian factory and I ate 8 STRAIGHT oughta the oven. 2 more upstairs, and 3 at home. 13 all-in for one day is an accomplishment I will not soon forget. Also, the fact that Kristen looks like a scientist and @mlpadman looks like she's on a kindergarten field trip just makes my heart swell to dangerous levels. Thanks Ladies!"