One year ago today I stood up in a beautiful dress and, in front of my friends and family, promised to spend the rest of forever with my best friend. It was a promise was six years in the making and now, a year later, I’m amazed at how much my love and devotion has continued to grow. I’d make the promise again a million times over, because that’s how much I mean it. It’s been a lovely seven years together, but this past year has been the most special, by far.
Of course marriage is not all sunshine and rainbows, but what is, really? Our time together has not been without its hardships. Arguments, hurt feelings and annoyances rear their heads at the most inopportune times, but that’s life. We both know that neither of us is going anywhere. And so, we learn from our mistakes, apologize for our weaknesses and move forward, hand in hand. We’re partners, together taking on whatever comes our way.
Chris- Happy One-Year Anniversary, bud! My world is a better place with you in it and I am a better person because you love me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for loving me.
We’re in Santa Barbara right now, enjoying each other’s company at a little Bed & Breakfast near the beach. I can only imagine we are having a lovely time. I wrote this on Thursday and it self-published today (isn’t technology grand?), so no, I am not ignoring my husband on our anniversary by blogging.
Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you’re spending it with your best friend, just like I am.