How did ten years go by so fast?
Talk about #throwback Thursday. I'm having a definite "throwback" moment. Today, February 8th, is my (and Jeff's) ten-year wedding anniversary. Ten years of marriage, of unforgettable moments, of laughter, of tears, of life experience--all spent with one person by my side.
You know . . . it's harder than it looks. And that's okay. Most things worth having are. Today--all weekend really--we're celebrating our life together, our children, our blessings from God, and each other. In some ways, it's hard to believe it's been ten years. In other ways, when I look at how much has taken place, I can see how we've come that far. Are we where we thought we'd be after ten years together? I think in many ways we are. I'd hoped we'd have at least two children by this point. I'd hoped we'd be settled in our careers and have a home to call our own. Most of all, I planned on us being together, wherever life took us, I'd planned on us being together. And we are. With a little blonde-haired girl and brown-eyed boy cuddled up between us. Ten years ago I married the one person I knew I wanted to be with forever. I've never regretted that decision. I'm so glad I married Jeff. When I look at Ashtyn and Lincoln, I can only thank God for the blessings of marriage and family. It's not perfect. We're not perfect. That day ten years ago . . . I could never have known that the future for us held Ashtyn and Lincoln. What an amazing surprise.
It's a beautiful thing. I'm so grateful.
So, happy anniversary, Jeff. It's our special day, sweetheart. I'm very excited to renew our vows tomorrow and to embark on the next ten years.