24 years ago today, I married a boy of 19. I was just 18, and carrying his child.
Our marriage had all the makings of a colossal fail.
And there were several times we thought it would.
But here we are.
Remembering back over almost a quarter of a century,
the beautiful moments,
(the birth of our 6th and last child)
the imperfect moments,
(trying to smile for our daughter in the midst of a disagreement)
the hilarious moments,
(the infamous '80s party)
the magical moments,
(in Disney World)
the extra special moments,
(celebrating that first baby boy's wedding day)
and the moments inbetween....here we are.
In love. More than ever.
Holding it together, one day at a time.
Creating space for the two of us, wherever we find ourselves.
Creating time for the two of us, admist very busy lives.
Creating new ways to say 'I cherish you above all others'.
Today, I celebrate the 24 years-worth of days filled with moments I have had with this man.
Today, I embrace all the tomorrows I'll share with him for the rest of my days.
Wedding anniversaries are for remembering back over all the moments that have shaped two individuals into a work of art. Marriage takes more than commitment....it takes creativity, imagination, vision, and a willingness to be molded into a masterpiece together...unique to the world.
I'm proud of us.
Today I say again, there's no one else on earth I'd rather be creating and sharing a life with than this man.
I am my beloved's and he is mine.
You are still my heart's desire.