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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at Fox's "American Idol 2012" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Carrie Underwood‘s husband and Nashville Predators’ center Mike Fisher announced his retirement from the NHL this week and Carrie’s heartfelt social media message for the occasion makes us all jealous of their relationship.

“I sure am going to miss watching you play and cheering you on with the rest of Smashville, but I so look forward to seeing what God has in store for you in this next chapter of your life,” Carrie posted to Instagram after the news broke. “You’ve given your teammates and the game your all for so many years. You’ve worked so hard and made us all so proud! Isaiah and I love you so much and are so excited to be able to have you home a lot more. We can’t wait to cheer on the @predsnhl with you in the stands!”

Carrie’s post followed a letter published in The Tennessean in which Mike explained his decision to fans. “I kept praying for peace about the next step in my life,” it reads. “A peace that said this is God’s will for your future. A peace that said whether or not this was the right time to walk away … I don’t believe it came in a single instance or some aha moment, but as time passed, I gradually became certain that it was right for me to retire.”

Fisher then expressed his belief that the Nashville Predators will eventually win a championship. “I believe that this team, that this city, is going to win a championship, and I’m going to be the biggest fan,” his letter reads. “No one will be happier than I will be to see it happen, because, these fans, they deserve it.”

Read all of Fisher’s message in The Tennessean here.

 

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.