This was us four years ago today. Don't we look like we're madly in love? I was absolutely desperate to spend the rest of my life with this man. He completed me in ways I never knew possible. He challenged me. He deeply adored me. I wanted nothing more than to go to the ends of the earth with this man, if that's what it took to have him by side for always.
It's been four years. We've paid a lot of bills. We've caught a few colds. We've disagreed, on occasion. We've eaten a bunch of meals and trained a dog and put many miles on a car. We've prayed. We've cried. We've laughed so much more. We've brought a son into the world. We've wondered at the Father's plan for our future. We've learned what it means to truly see the other and, possibly, the blemishes make the view that much more interesting. I am headoverheelscrazyinlove with this man. I am honored that he waited for me--in every way that matters. To watch him loving our son is to experience a slice of heaven on earth and every day I am blessed by his incredible strength, integrity and devotion to us and to his walk with the Lord. If I knew, on that wedding day, what I know now, I would have screamed, "I do!" long before his father ever got to that part of the ceremony. I would not have been able to wait another second to start my life with him.
He is my dream come true, my knight in shining armor, my best friend. He is my fairytale, my Hollywood ending, my fireworks. He is my husband. And for that, I am eternally thankful.
I know that it's been used a multitude of times, but we danced to "From This Moment On" by Shania Twain. The lyrics still speak my promise...
From this moment life has begun/From this moment you are the one/Right beside you is where I belong/From this moment on/From this moment I have been blessed/I live only for your happiness/And for your love I'd give my last breath/From this moment on/I give my hand to you with all my heart/Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start/You and I will never be apart/My dreams came true because of you/From this moment as long as I live/I will love you/I promise you this/There is nothing I wouldn't give/From this moment on/You're the reason I believe in love/And you're the answer to my prayers from up above/All we need is just the two of us/My dreams came true because of you
Happy Anniversary, Troy. I'd marry you again in a heartbeat. (Especially if it meant we got all those gifts and a yummy cake all over again!) To anyone who was there when we tied the knot...thank you for supporting us. And yes, we're still madly in love.