Today, I am grateful for the love of an incredible man. Fifteen years ago we were joined in holy matrimony (but the wedding did not go to plan. Yes, I’m still bothered.) Putting that aside, it was an amazing day – beautiful blue sky, surrounded by friends and family, overwhelmed with our love for each other.
Through the years, it’s not been all sunshine and cotton candy. (Why didn’t we have a cotton candy machine at our wedding?) We’ve had our ups and downs… but we’ve held onto each other the entire way.
We’ve had our share of arguments. We rode a roller coaster of emotions through two high risk pregnancies. We were blessed with two amazing boys. We’ve lived on a tight budget. We’ve had to stretch dollars. We face each day when it comes to my own health. We’ve lost family members. We’ve held new ones. We’ve travelled. We’ve stayed home on many a Friday night content with our own company, falling asleep on the couch while a movie plays across the room.
I’ve been tempted to wear ear plugs to bed (he snores so bad.) I’m sure he’s been tempted to put a heating pad under my sheets. (My feet are always cold.) We’ve held it together through hospital visits. We’ve lost it in the comfort of each other’s arms. We’re both a little squishier than the day we met.
Roller coasters – emotionally, physically, and even at the amusement park – he’s the man I want riding beside me every mile of the journey.
Happy anniversary, Kev!
It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always been us… it’s always been love. I’m still crazy about you!