Yesterday we celebrated our wedding anniversary of 7 years. (I meant to post this first thing this morning, but the day just got away from me!) It’s hard to believe 7 years have come and gone so quickly! Aside from the days my children were born, my wedding day was my very favorite. It was perfect, and magical, and everything I’d ever dreamed of. Everything went off without a hitch, and I still swoon over my dress, flowers, cake, decorations, and every precious memory I hold in my heart.
I know it’s cliche to say you married your best friend. But, I did, and I can’t imagine doing life with anyone else. He gets me, and completes me in every way. You know those people you feel like you can be 100% yourself around? Like, you could fart in front of them and it wouldn’t be weird? Yea, those people! That’s how it is with us – I feel like I can be my true, goofy, self and it never feels weird. I never in my life imagined I would be so lucky as to marry the first boy I seriously dated in college, but that’s exactly what happened and I’m so thankful! For the most part, we went through college together, and we were actually best friends our freshman year before we started dating. We grew up a lot together before we got married, and ever since we said “I do” it’s been a blast continuing to grow together, through every new season of life.
I’m not sure if I believe in “love at first sight” or not, but I do believe the universe has a way of bringing us to our perfect match. Looking back at all the years we spent dating, and those early newly-wed years, a part of me still feels like we should just be dating, or even just friends still. Like, this is all too good to be true – as if our love story was just a dream and I’m going to wake up at some point. I wish back then, back when I worried about if our long-distance-relationship would work out, and if all the goodbyes would be worth it, I wish I could tell myself all about what we have now – 7 beautiful years of marriage under our belts, 2 sweeter than pie children, 1 dog we never knew we needed, and too many ups and downs to count (more ups, than downs!).
Many of you began reading this blog just a year or so after we got married, and moved to Arkansas. And those of you who are newer, probably started reading around the time we had our first child, our sweet Adeline. Thank you to everyone who has continued to read throughout the years, and encourage us along the way!
Happy (day late) Anniversary, my love. Let’s make #8 our best year yet – I love you!
PS Maybe one year we’ll get to celebrate without crying babies, grumpy toddlers, and cold pizza. HA! #kidding #butreally #wellmissitoneday
PSS Do you remember what song we danced to? <3
“Here we are on earth together / It’s you and I / God has made us fall in love, it’s true / I’ve really found someone like you…in my mind / we can conquer the world / In love, you and I…” – Michael Buble, You and I